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Axarquía Costa del Sol

Diputación de Málaga
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    The Santa Ana parish church is the most important building in the villlage. It dates back to the 16th century and is a Mudejar style work with one nave and one transept. The main nave is covered...

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    An 18th-century chapel founded by Doña Ana de Bejar built in baroque style, with a square ground plan and half-point entrance arch supported by two pilasters. As the chapel that serves the...

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    This building is not so outstanding for its architecture, but rather for the important role it has played in the town’s historical development. La Fábrica de Naipes de Macharaviaya was...

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    Amongst the many interesting places to visit in the natural world surrounding Salares is the water spring, known locally as “Albarrá”, which is only half a liometre from the...

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    Its name probably comes from the salt deposits that existed in Roman times, a place which was known in those days as Salaria Bastitanorum. Name of its inhabitants: Salarenos. Leyend: The...

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    Its name comes from the Arabic word “hisn aqut” meaning acute castle. Name of its inhabitants: Cutarenos. Legend: Everyone in Cútar talks about a terrifying legend....

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    There is a theory about the origin of the name of the town which claims that “totalán” means “pastry” in Arabic. Name of its inhabitants: Totalanenos or totalenos....

Located in the eastern part of the province, this is the area of the Province of Malaga with the greatest number of municipalities.
From north to northeast, the mountain range formed by the Sierras de Jobo, Co, Camarolos, Prieta, del Rey, Enmedio, Alhama, and particularly Tejeda y Almijara, recently declared Natural Park, protect this region. This land has enormous potential in terms of its resources and is of major tourist interest. Visitors can find great nature spots of mountain ranges, mountains, slopes, cliffs, etc., and enjoy the great offer of its local gastronomy and its magnificent artistic heritage.
Its towns comprise picturesque havens which have managed to conserve the beauty of their streets, squares, monuments and popular festivals with a backdrop of light and colour, and which, coupled with its weather conditions and environmental attractions, make this an ideal place for visiting. And it seems that the lands of the Axarquia are like a miniature Malaga: mountains, valleys, mountain ranges and coastline all together.
The Axarquia Mountains are a labyrinth of olive and almond groves and vineyards, linked together by the towns and farmhouses which dot the landscape and infuse it with life. A life, which is also present in the crops, nestled in narrow valleys, which creeps up the hillsides and sunbathes on the raisin beds, also called paseros.
The Axarquia Valley is a flood plain of fruit groves and gardens, which continues its way up the Vélez River, with lemon and orange trees along the Benamargosa and Guaro until reaching the small valleys to be found at the foot of the ranges.

The mountain ranges are to be found overlooking the sea with their various Mudejar and Mediterranean towns, either on the hillsides or hidden in the valleys, with the mountains behind and the Mediterranean strip of blue on the horizon. This is also the land of springs, which allay the thirst of the locals, forming streams and watering the terraced crops.

The coast of the Axarquia is characterised by its cliffs and coves, with headlands and watchtowers, beaches and gardens, tradition and tourism.

Our walk through these lands begins in Nerja, a municipality with impressive cliffs (Maro-Cerro Gordo), which had been declared Natural Park, not to mention their famous caves. We follow our way and arrive at Torrox and Algarobo, two villages, which knew how to bond their tourist offer with their traditions. Later we will arrive at Velez Malaga, the capital of these lands. This municipality, with rich cultural heritage, is full of surprises. Torre del Mar is the window from which we can catch sight of the Mediterranean Sea. In the end, we will reach Rincon de la Victoria, a small fishing village, which adapted itself to the tourist demand.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
Wine-producing; olive oil, honey and fresh cheese.

CRAFTWORK
Pottery, traditional furniture.

FORESTRY
Production of plants.

INDUSTRY
Meat, metal transformation and systems of exploitation and utilization of waters.

TOURISM
Rural; sun and beach, leisure activities.

 

More English information of Axarquía Costa del Sol on the website of the Costa del Sol Tourist Board.

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