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Almogía

Diputación de Málaga
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    Built in the 16th century on the site of an old mosque that disappeared during the Reconquest of Spain, it was rebuilt in the 19th century. Diego de Vegara, the architect of the bishop of Malaga,...

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    If you turn your back to the road, and look from the right to the left, you will observe the Mountains of Málaga, then the Nature Park and the Camarolos Mountains in the distance, and the Sierra de...

The town of Almogía forms part of Valle del Guadalhorce. With a privileged location in the region, it became a strategic point throughout the Middle Ages for Arabs and Christians, leaving behind a mixed heritage of both cultures, such as the Huns-Xan-Biter castle and the Torre de la Vela. Almogía is also the birthplace of one of the most outstanding examples of folkloric and intangible heritage on the Costa del Sol: a unique verdiales flamenco singing style.

 

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In Almogía, archaeological remains have been discovered from all the cultures that have settled here, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Arabs. The cave paintings at the Venta del Fraile are particularly interesting as they are proof of a prehistoric settlement in the area.

The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción is the most attractive piece of architecture in Almogía. It was built in the 16th century and restored after an earthquake three centuries later. The Santo Cristo chapel also had to be rebuilt because of damage from the earthquake. At this chapel, you"ll have the chance to observe a beautiful painting of a crucifix.

In the higher part of the town, you"ll find the remains of Almogía castle. This is the original site around which Almogía was gradually built as a local settlement, while the castle continued to serve as a point of military defence, first for the Christians and subsequently the Arabs. With the arrival of the Catholic Monarchs, the castle was destroyed, leaving behind the only part that still stands today: the Torre de la Vela.

The Ermita de las Tres Cruces is located between the towns of Álora, Cártama and Almogía. This chapel is highly valued because it is where the most important verdiales festival in the region is celebrated annually.

The Lavadero de la Noria is an open-air ethnographic exhibit. Here you"ll find 30 earthenware bowls with washing stones from the 19th century, demonstrating the habits and daily life of the inhabitants at that time.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Almogía
Town Hall
Plaza de la Contitución, s/n, 29150 
952430025
952430229
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 163 km2
Altitude 363 m
Latitude 36º 49'
Length -4º 32'
Distance to Málaga City 27,4 km
Demographics
City 3770
Men 1950
Women 1820
Nationality Moriscos