Gérgal is a nice and quiet town in the province of Almeria (Andalusia, Spain).
Xérgal was originally a Arab fortress. It is located in a privileged environment at the foot of the Sierra de los Filabres, overlooking Sierra Nevada and into the Desert of Almeria.
In Gérgal we can find the cleanest and clear sky of Europe, ideal for astronomical observations. In its municipal term is the Astronomical Observatory of Calar Alto.