Out and About
When you come to stay at La Majada Alta or Loma la Parra your first visit will be to EL VALLE DE ABDALAJIS just a few minutes from Loma la Parra and only 7 kms (4 miles) from the cottage.
Here you will find many bars and restaurants and two banks with cash machines.
The village is dominated by the Sierra de Abdalajis which provides a back-drop for the 17th century church in the main square. Here you can sample the bustle of daily village life where there is a row of shop stalls including two fish mongers, a butcher, a bakery and cake shop, vegetable stall etc. At the end of the row you can buy traditional “churros” (like unsweetened doughnuts) in the mornings and just behind the church is another bakery still using a wood burning oven to make bread.
There are two well stocked supermarkets (Pepitas and Dia) and leading off the square in various directions is another bakery with a fine array of bread and cakes, another butcher’s and the village drinking fountain which has been gushing water since pre- Roman times.
Incidentally, the village school and a local restaurant have retained the Roman name for the village, Nescania. The new name dates from the Moorish Invasion and is a corruption of Abdul Aziz.
Los Atanores just outside the village is the largest restaurant and they offer a full menu and good wine list. www.restauranteventalosatanores.com
Roast chicken is available in the village below the petrol station and the popular, award winning bar, El Pajaro Loco will provide all kinds of food to eat in or take home.
As you stroll around the steep streets of the village you will find many more small shops and bars.