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Cortes de la Frontera

Diputación de Málaga
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Did you know that the largest cork oak forest in Spain is located on the Costa del Sol? Specifically in Cortes de la Frontera, a municipality in the Serrania de Ronda on the border between the provinces of Malaga and Cadiz and located in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. Of phoenician origin and a still very present Nazrid past, Cortes de la Frontera is the ideal place to mix nature, history and culture. Its numerous footpaths and green landscapes make it an ideal destination for lovers of active and rural tourism.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CORTES DE LA FRONTERA

MONUMENTS

One of the most interesting places in Cortes de la Frontera is the Los Valdenebros House and Chapel. Now converted into housing, it is also known as the ""house of breasts"" because of the shape of the rivets on the gate. This house belonged to a soldier who acquired the title of noble because of his skill with weapons. On the facade, we find the coat of arms and flag. An underground passage connected the house to the church. A few meters from this ""house of breasts"" is the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in the late eighteenth century.

Two other famous houses in this town are the Casa de Piedra ("Stone House") and the Town Hall. The Town Hall is a sandstone building, erected in 1784 by order of King Carlos III. It is distinguished by the breadth of its facade, with a total of ten arches. But if we want to get into the Moorish past, visiting Casa de Piedra is a must. This is undoubtedly one of the most unique of Cortes de la Frontera"s monuments, with the most historic value.

Also of interest is the Bull Ring, the second largest in the Serranía de Ronda. The area"s livestock farming mean the art of bullfighting is a tradition in town. The arena is 30 meters in diameter and was inaugurated in 1894.

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Escudo de Cortes de la Frontera
Town Hall
C/ Márquez de Estella, s/n, 29380 
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Geographic Data
Surface 176 km2
Altitude 623 m
Latitude 36º 37'
Length -5º 20'
Distance to Málaga City 133 km
Demographics
Population 3268
Men 1678
Women 1590
Nationality Cortesanos