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Montejaque

Diputación de Málaga
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    The Iglesia de Santiago El Mayor is situated right in the middle of the old and more modern parts of the village of Montejaque. It dates back to the 16th century and is built true to late Gothic...

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    Montejaque washing place was opened on March 8th 2009. This is when it was transformed into an interpretation centre that exhibits the history of this old building with an important role in the...

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    Although exploring wild cave systems started as a scientific study in a cross-disciplinary field combining the knowledge of geology, zoology, botany and archaeology, it soon became popular as a...

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    Orienteering is an outdoor sport in which participants are only given a topographical map and a compass and need to find some control points. Orienteering races are organized regularly and...

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    The village of Montejaque is of Arabic origin, as well as its name, which means "montaña perdida"(lost mountain) It is known that in the Medieval Era there was a...

Montejaque is a town in the Serrania de Ronda, of Arabic reminiscence, located in the Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema and has one of the most important cave systems in the entire Spain.

These are just some of the reasons to visit this town, located in the vicinity of Ronda and witness another era of travel routes of brigands and romantic writers from all over Europe.

 

IN MONTEJAQUE YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Before heading out to explore the caves, recommend you to visit the Speleological Center. Located on Avenida de Andalucía, in this multimedia museum, you will discover the formation of cavities and chasms, the relationship between sport and spelunking, the importance of conservation of caves and human activity in the valley of Guadiaro. The center also functions as an information point of Natural Park of Sierra de Grazalema.

Another obligatory stop in the tour is the laundry of Fuente Vieja (Old Fountain). Originally it was the only public authoritative source for women to wash clothes. Currently, it has become an interpretive center to transmit to new generations the tradition and customs of this Malaga town.

One of the most outstanding monuments of Montejaque is the church of Santiago el Mayor, which was built in the XIV century and renovated in XVIII century. Most observers will realize that this temple marks a line between the two parts of the town: the upper part corresponds to the ancient Arab city, and thereby, it preserves narrow streets; and lower part, correspond to the more modern part, with a rectilinear map. Looking back at the church, we find a gothic architecture and an important pictorial decoration in its chapel. And thanks to the acoustic properties of the place, the monument is home to different concerts of classical style, coral or Celtic throughout the year.

Further on we find the shrine of the Virgen de la Escarihuela, place of tradition and legend of the Montejaque town; and it reveals the importance that this Virgin has for its inhabitants.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Montejaque
Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución, 4, 29360 
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Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 45 km2
Altitude 690 m
Latitude 36º 44'
Length -5º 15'
Distance to Málaga City 119 km
Demographics
Population 997
Men 488
Women 509
Nationality Montejaqueños