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El Burgo

Diputación de Málaga
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    This castle was an important border bastion during the arab period. After the Christian conquest it was destroyed and reconstructed on several occasions. The Castle of Miraflores is located in the...

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    WALK DESCRIPTION Our route starts from El Burgo beside the river Turon, where we take the path of ‘la Fuensanta’. After 1,400 metres the track becomes a narrow footpath that soon divides in two....

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    WALK DESCRIPTION Our route starts in Tolox, heading up the calle Erilla and leaving the village by the old pathway to Coin. Just before we reach the buildings of the co-operative olive press of...

  • The Cabrilla and Prieta Mountains are formed by limestone. They are separated from the Sierra del Pinar by Las Abejas mountain pass, and from the Alcaparraín Mountains by the Martínez...

El Burgo is a town of the District of Sierra de las Nieves, in the province of Málaga, which has a very remote history behind it. It is noteworthy that this town even managed to have the Roman imperial privilege as it was one of the places of forced path of the soldiers. On the other hand, entering into the Natural Park of the Sierra de las Nieves or discovering the past brigand of the Costa del Sol, and its famous Pasos Largos (Long steps) are just some of the reasons to visit this town at any time of the year.

 

IN BURGO YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

For an excellent panoramic vision of El Burgo and its surroundings, there is no better place than the Monument-Mirador al Guarda Forestal. At 900 meters above sea level, the views are simply hypnotic; with forests of firs, pines and oaks of the Sierra de las Nieves and the head of the Turon River basin as a mark.

Finally, and to commemorate the Roman past of El Burgo, we recommend visiting Puente de Málaga (Malaga Bridge) and Medieval Acequia near the Turon River. You will also get surprised by the waterfall of Dique (Dam) and the Mill of Fuensanta, of the XVIII century.

From the Andalusian era some remains of the towers and walls of the Castillo de Miraflores are preserved. Destroyed and rebuilt several times and it was badly damaged in the earthquake of 1755, this fort served as a settlement to the French artillery during War of Independence.

But the monument of greater heritage interest that you will find during your visit to El Burgo is the Church of the Incarnation, declared of Cultural Interest. It was built in the XVI century on an ancient Arab mosque, of which some ruins still remain. Gothic-Moorish style, a half barrel vault is of Renaissance style. Of Gothic-Moorish style, its half barrel vault is of Renaissance style.

In the church of San Agustin you will find images of the saint of Hipona, of the Immaculate and Sacred Heart. This temple and carvings are very venerated in Burgo, thanks to the generosity of the people, that it could be built. Another prominent church is the convento carmelita de la Virgen de las Nieves (church of the Carmelite convent of Our Lady of the Snows), although it is located on the outskirts of town. Its construction dates from the XVI century, but was abandoned by the Carmelites after the confiscation of Mendizabal. We also recommend visiting the chapel of San Sebastian, next to the cemetery. It dates from the XV century and has a Gothic style. Tradition says that the consecration to San Sebastian was because it was the favorite of Queen Isabella the Catholic.

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Escudo de El Burgo
Town Hall
C/ Real, 22, 29420 
952160002
952160180
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Geographic Data
Surface 118 km2
Altitude 591 m
Latitude 36º 47'
Length -4º 56'
Distance to Málaga City 71,4 km
Demographics
Population 1848
Men 940
Women 908
Nationality Burgueños