Beautiful towns of Malaga


If we want to show you pretty towns of Málaga, we have to explain to you, first of all, that the Andalusian province has towns of great beauty on its coastline. But they are much less known and equally beautiful those found in inside of its territory.

They are white towns located on hills or hills and that have spectacular monuments, but also with a privileged environment. The latter is made up of mountain ranges such as that of Ronda and beautiful chestnut forests, without forgetting the unique landscape of the Torcal of Antequera, declared World Heritage. We are going to propose a tour of these beautiful towns of Malaga.

The unique Round

Round View

Ronda, one of the most beautiful towns in Malaga

We begin our trip in the spectacular Ronda, with its famous and deep gorge formed by the Guadalevin River and that served him in the past as a defensive barrier. Ancient city, its historic center corresponds to the old Arab medina and preserves part of its walls.

But the great symbol of Ronda is the Puente Nuevo, which, precisely, crosses the gorge and was built in the eighteenth century. In its central part, it is 98 meters high and offers you spectacular views.

You should also visit in the town of Malaga its Arab baths from the XNUMXth century and constructions as magnificent as the House of the Moorish King, a complex that is made up, in addition to the Mudejar-style building, of an old Arab mine and a beautiful garden.

But these are only some of the many monuments in Ronda. In order not to extend ourselves, we will also recommend you, the Major and Holy Spirit churches, both Gothic-Renaissance; the Salvatierra and Mondragón palaces, the first with a spectacular Baroque portal and the second equally Renaissance in style, but with Mudejar elements; parks such as Alameda del Tajo and viewpoints such as Blas Infante.

But, in general, the town has numerous buildings of traditional style and of great beauty. And, finally, we cannot fail to mention the Bandit Museum, which recalls the life of these characters so typical of the Serranía de Ronda.

Frigiliana, another of the most beautiful towns in Malaga


The Malaga town of Frigiliana

Located in the region of The Axarquia, in the eastern part of the province, this town lies on a hill that still has the remains of the old Arab castle of Lízar, built in the XNUMXth century. In it, you can walk through the barribarto, its oldest area, with its Mudejar part and its whitewashed houses decorated with flowers.

You should also visit the San Antonio church, dating from the XNUMXth century and whose bell tower is the old minaret of a mosque. And, next to it, other religious monuments such as the hermitages of Ecce Homo and Santo Cristo de la Caña.

As for civil constructions, the Palace of the Counts of Frigiliana, built in the XNUMXth century following the canons of the Renaissance style. It is also known as El Ingenio and is currently dedicated to the manufacture of the only cane honey in Europe. Finally, you can see other monuments in the Andalusian town such as the Fuente Vieja, the Reales Pósitos or the Palacio del Apero.


Citadel of Antequera

Antequera, presided over by its Alcazaba

Located in a fertile plain to which it gives its name and dominated by the lovers rock, through which you can do hiking trails, this town is famous in the world for the Torcal that we have already told you about and that configures a spectacular karstic landscape. Not least are the Antequera dolmens, megalithic constructions found in an archaeological zone with several sites.

As for the town's monuments, we advise you to visit the imposing Alcazaba, probably built in the XNUMXth century. You should also see the many doors that are preserved in the villa. Among these, those of Malaga, the Arch of the Giants and Granada. Similarly, there are beautiful palaces in Antequera such as that of the Marquis of Villadarias y the one from Najera, both from the XNUMXth century.

Other imposing buildings in Antequera belong to the religious sphere. It is the case of the Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor, built in the XNUMXth century and combining late Gothic and Renaissance styles, although it includes Mudejar elements. No less spectacular are the Royal Collegiate Church of San Sebastian or Royal Monastery of San Zoilo.

And we can tell you the same about the set of renaissance churches of the locality. They are those of Santa María de Jesús, San Pedro and San Juan Bautista. They are not the only ones you can visit in Antequera. There are also those of Our Lady of Loreto, Santiago or Carmen, the latter with an impressive interior baroque decoration. Finally, no less beautiful are the hermitages of the Virgen del Socorro and the Cruz Blanca.


The town of Mijas

Mijas Town

Located at the foot of the mountain range of the same name, the town of Mijas Pueblo is another marvel of whitewashed houses. But these are not their only attractions. Since the Wall Gardens You have spectacular views of the Malaga coast.

As for its religious architecture, you should visit the Church of the Immaculate Conception, built in the XNUMXth century taking advantage of the Mudejar tower of an old mosque. And also that of San Sebastián and the hermitages of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, Calvario, San Antón and of the Virgin of the Rock. The latter, a cave hermitage, houses the image of the patron saint of the town.

On the other hand, as a curiosity, you can see the Mijas wagon, a museum of miniatures that will surprise you with their difficulty and perfection. And, finally, if you want to take a bath, the beaches of Mijas Costa They are among the most beautiful in the province of Malaga. Among them, you can choose Calahonda, Chaparral or Bombo.


View of Archidona


You will find this beautiful town between landscapes of olive groves and meadows, dominated by the Spell Peak. In the area, you have magnificent trails that will take you to places like the Big and Small lagoons and Sickle of Martin Creek.

But, in addition, Archidona was declared a Historic Artistic Site in 1980 for its great architectural heritage. It is made up of religious monuments such as the Churches of Santa Ana and Jesús Nazareno, the convents of Santo Domingo and de las Mínimas and the hermitage of the Virgen de Gracia, among other buildings.

As for its civil heritage, the great symbol of the town is the octagonal square, a jewel of baroque urbanism with its octagonal floor plan and red brick and lime facades. And, next to it, the remains of the old Nasrid castle and the House of the Deposit, built at the end of the XNUMXth century with a spectacular Baroque portal.

Finally, in the aforementioned Plaza Ochavada is the cave church, excavated in the rock during the Middle Ages and which had five naves. It does not preserve any liturgical element. In fact, part of it is currently occupied by a restaurant, which will make it easier for you to visit it.



View of Genalguacil

It is located in the Genal valley, in the natural park of The Royals of Sierra Bermeja. We do not need to tell you the number of hiking trails you can do in the area. But, in addition, Genalguacil is called the "museum town" for the large number of works of art that adorn its streets.

Every two years, artists from all over the world gather in the town to create works and then leave them on display in the village. Some are left in the open air, but others are exposed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Fernando Centeno. Together with the Arabic layout of the streets and the white houses of Genalguacil, these works make up a harmonic complex of great beauty in which the Church of Saint Peter Martyr of Verona.



The town of Casares

A perfect example of a "hanging" town spread over the mountain, it is crowned by a medieval castle from which you have spectacular views of the surroundings. But Casares is known for being the small homeland of Blas Infante, creator of Andalusianism and whose birthplace is now a museum.

We also advise you to see in this Malaga town the Church of the Incarnation, built in the XNUMXth century, the hermitage of San Sebastián and the Torre de la Sal. Different character have the Roman baths of La Hedionda, which date back to the XNUMXst century BC and which owe their name to the strong smell of their sulphurous waters.

On the other hand, as is the case with Mijas, there is also a part of the municipality that has a coastline. If you want to take a bath, we recommend the wide beach, which, in 2020, received the blue flag award.

In conclusion, we have shown you some beautiful towns of Malaga. But there are so many in the Andalusian province that we could have told you about many others. For example, from Gaucín, located in an impressive natural amphitheater; from Ojén, surrounded by the Blanca and Alpujata mountain ranges; from Alora, gateway to the spectacular Gaitanes gorge and El Chorro, or to the beautiful Teba, with its Moorish castle, its baroque church from the XNUMXth century and its artisan esparto industry. All of them without forgetting the peculiar Nerja, with its impressive caves And where was the series filmed? Blue verano. Don't you think they are beautiful places to visit in the province of Malaga?

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