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Casabermeja

Diputación de Málaga
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    Situated some four kilometres from the village near to the old Camino Real de Málaga. This is a Arab watchtower built in the 13th century. Not only is it an invaluable piece of cultural...

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    Para realizar esta ruta, nos situaremos en la carretera que va desde Casabermeja a Colmenar. A 4.5 km, y después de rebasar el cementerio judío, tomaremos el carril (hito-1) que sigue...

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    The remains discovered in the area around the town are proof that the site on which it stands was inhabited by prehistoric man. These findings include the megalithic graves unearthed at Chapera and...

The municipality of Casabermeja stretches from Montes de Málaga to the south of the Torcal and Cabras ranges. It is the main gateway to the Antequera region and a metal bull, so emblematic of Spain"s roads, welcomes us to the town, after a fashion.

This inland Malaga town has three sites declared Places of Cultural Interest. Its picturesque cemetery, which has inspired curious myths throughout history, is one of them, and a must-see in Casabermeja. In addition, the city is an ideal environment for hiking and outdoor activities.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CASABERMEJA

MONUMENTS

Casabermeja is especially known for the San Sebastian Municipal Cemetery. The originality of its pantheons, burial mounds and pinnacles led to it gaining National Monument status in 1980. Its whitewashed niches have three parts: a bottom for the deceased, a central part for the headstone and a decorative front part at the top. This peculiar structure made many outsiders believe that in this town the dead were buried standing. No, they are not.

Among the archaeological remains located in the municipality of Casabermeja, a highlight is the set of paintings at Peñas de Cabrera. This prehistoric site, featuring rock paintings, is listed as a Place of Cultural interest.

Inherited from Casabermeja"s Arab past is the Zambra Tower. Located four kilometers from the town, it was built in the thirteenth century to guard the land the municipality now occupies. Also worth a visit is the Casabermeja Ceramics Workshop/Museum, conceived as an exhibition space and studio.

The most notable building in the village is the parish church of Nuestra Señora del Socorro. Founded in the sixteenth century, but later reformed, it consists of three naves separated by semicircular arches. The exterior of the building is distinguished by the tower, with five sections. The temple, declared a Place of Cultural Interest, contains valuable pieces of antique jewelry.

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Escudo de Casebermeja
Town Hall
C/ Real, 22, 29160 
952758377
952758009
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 67 km2
Altitude 547 m
Latitude 36º 53'
Length -4º 25'
Distance to Málaga City 23,9 km
Demographics
Population 3442
Men 1806
Women 1636
Nationality Bermejos