Located one and a half km from the town, this hermitage was erected in honor of San Antonio de Padua, patron of the village.
The parish church which is dedicated to the Holy Spirit is worth special attention. It is quite a small consturction that dates back to the 16th century. The belfry from the 18th century on the...
1. Benalauría - km 0 From the plaza del Teniente Viñas (Lieutenant Viñas Square) we follow the steep Fuente street until we leave the old town through a paved road. After 400 metres we reach the...
Canoeing is a water sport which is practised with a lightweight boat, like rafts, canoes, kayaks… As many other sports, other sub-varieties are classed according to water conditions and required...
This spot offers dramatic views of the Dorsal, Jarastepar, Libar, and Oreganal Mountains. Hillocks covered in chestnut trees in the Genal Valley are the most prominent part of the...
On the flat land of Bentomí, which belongs to the Pujerra Town Hall, there is Bentomí Viewpoint among many other buildings. This is the end of Bentomí Route, one of many trails...
The while village Pujerra is located at the top of the Valle del Genal, 770 meters above sea level. This municipality encapsulates all the charm of Andalusia together with the ecological riches of the Serranía de Ronda. Walking along its streets, you can feel centuries of history: old architecture, with steep vertical streets, and newer forms combine, taking you on a journey through the history of the province. According to several experts, Pujerra dates back to the 2nd century.
THERE"S NO GETTING LOST IN PUJERRA
Pujerra also forms part of the Ruta de Fray Leopoldo, an itinerary named after the most venerated saint in Andalusia. This rural tourist route passes though the municipalities of Alpandeire, Júzcar, Igualeja, Cartajima and Faraján. Pujerra is filled with trails through lush forests that are sure to delight hiking and active tourism enthusiasts.
Due to the abundance of chestnut trees in the municipality and the importance of this product in the local gastronomy, Pujerra is home to the Museo de la Castaña. Here visitors can learn about objects and ways of life from the 18th century, as well as techniques and tools used for harvesting chestnuts.
When you arrive to the main square in Pujerra, you"ll see the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo. Built in the 16th century, this church is home to the image of San Antonio de Padua, the local patron saint. It is one of the most emblematic buildings in Pujerra. You"ll have the chance to observe its curious façade and the baroque bell town built on one of the corners. Just a few kilometres from this religious site is the San Antonio de Padua chapel, a popular spot among residents.
In the placilla vieja (old small plaza), you"ll come across the bust of King Wamba, erected in 2006 to honour the legend that this Visigoth ruler is originally from Pujerra.
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