Regions of Malaga

Regions of Malaga

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What to see and visit in the province of Malaga?

Antequera region

The Antequera Region: it is located in the interior of the province.

- Antequera: This city had great historical and strategic importance both in Roman and Arab times. It is worth the visit. Highlight:

* Bullring s. XIX.
* Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor.
* Our Mrs. del Carmen Church, baroque and the 13th century castle and wall.
* Nájera Palace century XVIII. In it is located the Municipal Museum. It has dolmens, which are estimated to date from 2,500 to 2,000 BC. C. and believe that they are tribal burial tombs.

- Stone fountain: located north of Antequera, it has a park with a large number of birds, especially flamingos, where they will breed after their migratory arrival from Africa.

  • Torcal Natural Park: is locatedon the outskirts of Antequera. It is a massif of calcareous rocks, where erosion has shaped the rocks in a very peculiar way. In it are species of foxes, eagles, vultures, a wide variety of flowers, among which the wild orchids stand out.
  • Archidona: to highlight its Ochavada square (octagonal) from the s. XVIII in French style, mixed with Andalusian style.
  • Campillos
  • San Marcos Caves

Western Coast Region

The Region of the Western Coast: is the Costa del Sol. The coastal towns best known to all are concentrated in this region.

  • Torremolinos: A tourist and crowded city, although good hotel, sports and leisure facilities… It has grown a lot in recent years and they have arranged a lot.
  • Casares: one of the most beautiful white villages and close to Marbella.
  • Benalmadena Pueblo: located on the side of a mountain: white village. Highlight: Archaeological caves, Castillo de los Alíjares, Arroyo de la Miel where it is located: Tivoli World Amusement Park. AND Benalmádena Costa: good beaches, but with a lot of people, a lot of hotel and sports infrastructure, leisure centers, nightclubs, restaurants, ... Lots of parties for all ages! Highlight: Casino Torre Quebrada, Fortuna Party Room, Marina. To highlight the 3 watchtowers: T. Quebrada, T. Bermeja and T. Muelle.
  • Fuengirola: surrounded by mountains (Mijas town), it is a crowded fishing and tourist town, but with good restaurants, hotels, a fishing and sports port, a yacht club, an Oceanographic Research Center, a seafront promenade with a lot of atmosphere, beautiful beaches with toilets facilities, sun loungers -Parasols, beach bars, every 100 meters .. With a lot of atmosphere. British tourism predominates. Its central streets have wall paintings by renowned artists. Fuengirola has the only Zoo on the Costa del Sol. To highlight: Sohail Church and Castle (Arab), Archaeological site of Torreblanca del Sol (Roman baths and Visigothic necropolis).
  • Mijas Pueblo: white village in the mountains. It is 8 km from Fuengirola and borders Marbella to the west, from which it is about 45 km. Typical, beautiful and picturesque, with its steep streets, its small bullring, its good restaurants. Good views of the coast. To highlight: 2 Mudejar churches, Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Peña (his employer), halfway between the two Mijas is the Hermitage of the Port, which is reached by donkey-taxi. You usually get to the town by car or bus, but you can visit the town by horse-drawn carriage or you can take a donkey-taxi ride.
  • Mijas Costa: fashionable beach, good beaches, well maintained with a lot of atmosphere and good restaurants. Hotel infrastructure.
  • Ojen: white village located in the mountains surrounding Marbella, 10 minutes from it. Mountain town, with a temperate climate. It is the richest town in fauna and flora in the area. This town comes from very far in its history, Neolithic remains in the Round Chest Cave. The town was inhabited by the Romans, then it belonged to the Arabs until the reconquest in 1492. To highlight: Juanar Palace (old Parador, today it is run by those of the village cooperative), ruins of the Solís Castle, Mudejar Church of the Incarnation, Fuente de los Chorros with 5 pipes.
  • Istán: white village located in the mountains surrounding Marbella. Founded in the 9th century by the Muslims. Highlights: caves where they are located: the Public laundry, the Arab Tower, Youth House, Source of the Río Verde, Arroyo de las Cañas (botanical).
  • Cape Pino: a newly built town that revolves around a marina. Well-mounted beach with good beach bars, where you can spend a quiet and pleasant day. There are not too many people. Nudist beach.

Marbella: Marbella guide, click here for more information.

    • Puerto Banús: belongs to Marbella. (see Marbella Guide).
  • San Pedro de Alcántara: It is an old tourist fishing village, which today has become a rather quiet summer town, with many urbanizations, farms, chalets.
  • Estepona: Traditional Andalusian town, full of orange trees, where families spend the summer. Good hotel infrastructure and good beaches. Highlight: Virgin of the Remedies Church s. XVIII, Clock tower, Ruins of Nicio castle walls in El Padrón, Casa Marqués de Mondejar XVIII, Casa de la Borrega XVIII, Archaeological site of the Torres (former Roman Villa), Parque de la Antena (Roman Villa).

Axarquía region

The Region of La Axarquía: Costa del Sol. Valley of fruit trees, vegetables, orange and lemon trees. Located between the sea and the mountains and the Vélez river. Its coast is full of cliffs and coves, beaches, Mudejar and tourist towns.

  • Nerja: beaches and coastal towns with atmosphere. Coves with battlement towers. Sea and mountain. Highlight: Maro Cliff Natural Park, Balcón de Europa in the center of the city, 17th century Baroque Church of El Salvador.
    • Hermitage of Las Angustias: they call it the Cathedral of the Prehistoric because of its prehistoric caves with cave paintings.
  • Rincon de la Victoria: clean beaches and a rather familiar atmosphere. Tourism and good infrastructure. Highlight: Treasure cave with Paleolithic paintings, located in Cala del Moral. Strong House of Bezmiliana, towers crenellated from the Cantal, of the Benagalbón.
  • Velez Malaga: located in the Vélez river basin. White town. The Villa (old town) of Arab origin, 2 entrance doors are preserved. Highlight: Church of Sta. María la Mayor, mudejar x.XV; Municipal Palace, s. XVI; San Juan Bautista Church, Mudejar and neoclassical; San Francisco Convent founded by the Catholic Monarchs, located in the Jewish quarter; Fortaleza de Vélez, s. XVIII, the tower and the castle remain only the keep; several churches and convents s. XVI and XVII.
  • Torrox: worth the visit. Roman and Arab remains. Highlights: Arab towers and walls; Church of the Incarnation 17th century; Church of San Roque s. XVI; Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves s. XVI; Customs. XVIII ...
    • Necropolis, city, hot springs,… Roman of Torrox.
    • Malaga region

      The Region of Malaga: Costa del Sol.

      • Malaga: capital of the province.
      • Alhaurin de la Torre: Church of San Sebastián s. XVI, Refuge House of Torrijos s. XIX, Arcos de Zapata from the s. XVIII, Ermita del Alamillo XIX century, Ermita Santo Cristo de Cardón s. XV.

      Region of the Serranía de Ronda

      The Region of the Serranía de Ronda: Inside. Mountainous It is located west of Malaga capital.

      • Round: Located at the top of a hill in the Serranía de Ronda. From the top you have beautiful views, specifically from the Alameda del Tajo viewpoint. You can see the remains of the wall, the minaret of San Sebastián, baths, doors, a trace that the Arabs left after their years of occupation. It is a romantic city, with a lot of charm and a lot of history. Its historic center, separated from the new part by the New Bridge, is full of palaces, churches, museums ... Remarks:
        • the Duchess of Parcent Square, where the Church of Santa María de la Encarnación, he Mondragon Palace, Bandit Museum, Lara Museum, Giant's House
        • its bullring It is the oldest in Spain, from here the Ronda school arose and from here came bullfighters such as Pedro Romero and Antonio Ordoñez, born in this city.
        • Cave of the Pool: 30 km away in Benaoján is the Pileta Cave, of cave paintings from the Paleolithic. Also the Roman ruins of Acinipo.
      • Faraján
      • Cortes de la Frontera
      • Border

      Guadalhorce Valley region

      The Region of the Guadalhorce Valley: Inside. Guadalhorce Valley, fertile, orchards, history. Interesting prehistoric and historical testimonies

      • Alhaurín el Grande: important prehistoric, Phoenician, Roman (Fuente del Sol) and above all Arab remains:
        • Fahala fortress, Ubrique watchtower, Los Corchos mill. Fountain of the 12 pipes or Lucena.
          Hermitage Cristo de la Agonía (XVIII).
          Hermitage San Sebastián.
      • Alora:. To highlight its church from the 18th century and its Arab castle in ruins. Within its demarcation is the town of Carratraca, which is known for its spa with sulfur and healing waters.
      • Cartama
      • The Jet: town of the valley, which is known for a limestone gorge located on the outskirts. It is a gorge of 180 meters. high and 10 mts. Wide. You get there from Alora and take the Camino del Rey.
      • Coin: White town. Highlight:
        • Church of Charity (XVII).
        • Church of San Juan Bautista (XVI) declared a National Monument.
        • Church of Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz s. XVI.
        • Sanctuary of the Virgen de la Fuensanta s. XVI.
      Related readings:

      Natural parks in Malaga All the information about the natural parks in Malaga, Spain.

      Andalusia guide tourism and tips to enjoy the best vacations.

      Restaurants in Malaga All the information you need to enjoy the gastronomy of the region.

      Festivals in Malaga all the information on when to visit Malaga to enjoy its festivals

Video: Malagas traditional wines and wine bars (August 2022).