This convent dates back to the 18th century. It has an entrance built true to baroque style and an inner courtyard with a chapel that is finished off with a belfry tower. There is an interesting...
There was an earlier parish church on this site in 1580 which was dedicated to the worship of San Cayetano. The present day Iglesia de Ntra. Señora de la Oliva was founded in 1687. According...
Mollina is a town in the inland Malaga combined with the wine culture. This is demonstrated by its famous wines with designation of origin, its agricultural landscape dotted with vineyards and lively Harvest Fair.
Located in the region of Antequera, this town also has a beautiful natural setting and interesting archaeological sites. Oenology lovers in this town can combine their passion for wine with cultural visits and outdoor activities.
And a fact that clearly testifies the quality of life it offers: its five thousand inhabitants, of which, almost one thousand are British.
IN MOLLINA YOU CANNOT MISS
Mollina there are important vestiges of the Roman era, such as the Castellum de Santillán. This archaeological site is located four kilometres from the town. In its 1,400 square meters of extension, the constructions of I to III centuries are distinguished. They correspond to the home of a family of the ruling class of the time and a walled enclosure.
Another point of historical interest is the Capuchin Mausoleum, a monument that includes a crypt and an upper floor to worship the dead. The site is located seven kilometres from the town, in the foothills of the Sierra de la Camorra.
Back to the town, we looked at the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Oliva. Founded in the XVII century, it has a basilica floor and consists of three naves separated by semi-circled arches. The temple was sacked in 1936 and was eventually used as a food store.
Near this Church is located the convent of the Ascension, also known as the Cortijo de la Villa. This XVIII century building emphasizes its Baroque style door, its courtyard with a belfry finished in a peculiar sundial chapel.
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