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Valle de Abdalajís

Diputación de Málaga
  • Gangarro Viewpoint can be accessed from the Jesus Christ Chapel, after climbing some very steep stairs built on the limestone rock. There are 181 steps, which can be irregular -  short or half...

Did you know that one of the best places to rock climbing can be found in the province of Malaga? Valle de Abdalajís serves as a benchmark for active tourism amongst other towns in southern Spain. Moreover, the town boasts over 70 climbing routes, as well as hiking and mountain biking trails.




One of the main points of reference for traditional architecture in the Valle de Abdalajís is its Antigua Posada ("Old Inn"). The inn is located in the upper part of the town and its design demonstrates a strong Arabic influence. This large house was one of the town"s first buildings. Nearby lies the Palacio de los Condes de Corbos ("Palace of the Dukes of Corbos"), a good example of what noble houses were like during that period. Both buildings were constructed in the 16th century.

The Church of San Lorenzo is located in this same area. It was inaugurated in 1599 and contains images of its patron saint, San Lorenzo Mártir, San José, the Virgen del Carmen, and the Madre Petra de San Juan, born in Valle de Abdalajís and beatified in 1994.

Between the Church and the palace you will find the Ethnographic Museum of the Valle de Abdalajís. This museum contains a large number of artefacts which will enable you to learn about the customs, traditions and daily lives of the town"s old inhabitants.

Finally, on your way to the mountains, we recommend you visit the hermitage of el Cristo de la Sierra. It is located in the highest point of the Valle de Abdalajís and from its lookout, called Mirador del Gangarro ("Viewpoint of Gangarro"), you can catch a glimpse of one the most stunning panoramic views of this town and of the Valle del Guadalhorce.

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Escudo de Valle de Abdalajis
Town Hall
C/ Alameda, 2, 29240 
Geographic Data
Surface 21 km2
Altitude 339 m
Latitude 36º 56'
Length -4º 41'
Distance to Málaga City 58,8 km
Population 2577
Men 1315
Women 1262
Nationality Vallesteros