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Atajate

Diputación de Málaga
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    The current parish church was built in the 18th century and rebuilt in the 19th century. On the inside it is divided up into three separate naves by half-round arches set on columns. The front is...

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    The remains of an ancient defence tower stand on the high area called Santa Cruz but they are basically just piles of rubble and access is not easy.

Nestled between the valleys of Guadiaro and Genal in the Serranía de Ronda, we find the small town of white houses Atajate. This town of Arab origin has only 150 residents and it is known for being the municipality with fewer inhabitants of the province of Malaga.

It has spectacular views found at 745 meters above sea level. Its privileged location and the splendid natural environment surrounding it make it the starting point of trekking trails that will not leave you indifferent.

 

IN ATAJATE YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Strolling through the narrow cobbled streets of Atajate is a real pleasure. The visitor can visit houses that still maintain their eighteenth-century facade; you can visit and refresh yourself in the Fountain of Barrio Alto, and rest in the Plaza of the Constitution, presided by an ancient limestone cross. The history could be found through the various ceramic murals that have been installed in some buildings in the village.

The Fuente-Lavadero (Fountain-Utility Room), a simple outdoor construction is a true example of popular architecture of the mountain villages of Malaga. Besides being where once women washed clothes was formerly a meeting place in which it everything that happened in the town was commented.

Recently, the Open Museum of Wine has been created, a museum in the own streets of Atajate dedicated to this drink with as much relevance in the village. Through text, illustrations and traditional tools, like an old press, the traveller can see the process of making these delicious wines.

Finally, the church of San Jose or San Roque originally from XVIII century and was reformed a century later following Baroque lines. It is divided into three premises separated by arches resting on pillars. Outside even the cover of brick of renaissance style is preserved, which may be the oldest architectural centrepiece of the municipality part. The tower is square and is divided into four sections, the last of them being octagonal and topped with a roof of red ceramic tile.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Atajate
Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución, 3, 29494 
952183504
952185016
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 11 km2
Altitude 750 m
Latitude 36º 48'
Length -5º 14'
Distance to Málaga City 122 km
Demographics
Population 167
Men 89
Women 78
Nationality Atajateños