Towns of Malaga

Towns of Malaga

La Malaga province is well known for its Costa del Sol, for its beaches and landscapes. But beyond beach tourism, today we are finding other alternatives that reveal that this province is much more, since it has many charming towns that make visitors fall in love with their heritage and great personality.

Let's see some of the main towns in Malaga that nowadays constitute a great route to visit populations in spectacular natural enclaves. If you want to visit the province of Malaga in another way, we recommend that you take a route through its wonderful towns.

Nerja

Nerja

This town is well known because the mythical Spanish series Verano Azul was recorded there. In a local park you can still see Chanquete's boat. This coastal town also offers some great beaches to spend the day like Burriana, which is an urban beach, Calahonda or Maro. The Caves of Nerja are another of its main points of interest. They are caves four kilometers long with the largest stalagtite in the world. Back in the town we can enjoy the views on the famous Balcón de Europa, a wonderful viewpoint that was formerly a surveillance point to avoid attacks by sea.

Antequera

Antequera

The town of Antequera is one of the most recommended throughout history that can still be seen today. You can travel to prehistory with all the Antequera dolmens, a World Heritage Site. El Torcal de Antequera is another place that must be seen, with the wonderful karst formations that give rise to this unique landscape. There is even a hiking trail to see the area. Already in the town we can see the Arch of the Giants and the Alcazaba, which tells us about the Arab past of this town. Also striking is the number of religious buildings that can be seen in the town, such as the Convento del Carmen, the Convent of the Franciscans, the church of Santa María or the Baroque-Mudejar chapel of the Virgen del Socorro.

Ronda

Ronda

Ronda is one of the most visited towns in Malaga because it offers us a very beautiful picture. His New bridge of one hundred meters high that connects the Tagus canyon, a natural border that protected the town. In the town we can visit the Mondragón Palace, which offers an Arab courtyard and Renaissance architecture, currently housing the Municipal Museum of Ronda. The Plaza de la Duquesa de Parcent is one of the most beautiful in the city. In Ronda we can also see the old Arab walls and the Puerta de Almocábar, one of the main entrances to the city. Other visits are the old Arab baths or the Casa del Rey Moro.

Frigiliana

Frigiliana

Frigiliana is a typical Andalusian town, with its beautiful whitewashed houses, fountains and flowers decorating the facades. The Casa del Apero can be the starting point, since it is the tourist office but also the Archaeological Museum and the Municipal Library. Near this house is the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, which today houses the cane honey factory. The slope of the implement is one of its most emblematic places and when we reach the end we will find the Mirador de Frigiliana. Another good idea is to stroll quietly through this town to discover its small houses and its Andalusian charm.

Mijas

Mijas

Mijas stands out for several things, one of them its peculiar donkey-taxi. But we are also facing a beautiful town with whitewashed white walls with great charm. It is what we hope to see if we go to a typical Andalusian town. In the Plaza de la Constitución we will find interesting shops with local crafts, bars and restaurants. On the Paseo de la Muralla we can have a good panoramic view of Mijas. In this town, the church of the Immaculate Conception also stands out, built on an old mosque of which the Mudejar-style bell tower remains.

Júzcar

Júzcar

Júzcar is worth it only because it is known as the village of the smurfs or blue village. As soon as we see it we know what this denomination comes from, because all its houses are painted in a bright blue color. It is striking because normally we expect to find whitewashed white houses, which is typical in Andalusia. In this town you can follow a graffiti route through the houses, with a QR code in each one to discover a keyword. There are also several hiking trails in the vicinity, do not forget that you are in a natural area of ​​great beauty. It is a perfect town to go with children, since it has an adventure park in which there are zip lines and climbing walls.

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