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Alcaucín

Diputación de Málaga
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    A number of archaeological discoveries have been made: at Zalia Castle, where ceramic remains from several periods were unearthed and, in particular, in El Boquete or Bulba de Zafarraya, in the...

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    Located in the Fountain street, there is no assurance of its construction. Its present appearance is the restoration that took place in the 90s of the twentieth century. This popular fountain, known...

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    The Arabic Baths are difficult to reach and little more than a fountain now remains. These baths were used to cure skin diseases and other dermatological disorders. The properties of the sulphurous...

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    The name Alcaucîn comes from the Arabic “alqausin”, meaning “the bows”, probably because the farmstead at Alcaucîn was known for the making of bows and arrows. But the legend gives it the...

Known for its beautiful landscapes, Alcaucín is a village in the Axarquia region that overlooks the Natural Park of Sierras de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama. Its environment makes it a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

Founded during Arab rule, Alcaucín has preserved its name and its urban layout from that time. Winding streets, whitewashed houses and flowered patios welcome you to this charming town in inner Malaga. A small town of 2,800 inhabitants in which 30% of the population is of British origin.

 

IN ALCAUCÍN DO NOT MISS

MONUMENTS

In Alcaucín the ruins of the Castillo de Zalía, built by the Arabs on a Phoenician fortress, and archaeological sites of considerable historical significance are preserved.

The Fuente de los Cinco Caños is a real local icon, its waters come from a source that has never ceased to spout. But think twice before quenching your thirst: the tradition says that whoever drinks from the centre pipe finds their husband or wife in the village.

The Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, next to the town hall, is one of the most outstanding buildings of Alcaucín. It was built in the seventeenth century, consisting of two buildings and has a rococo style dressing room. The temple houses interesting works of art, such as the tallas del Niño Jesús, the Inmaculada Concepción, the Nazareno and the Virgen de los Dolores.

Near the cemetery of Alcaucín is the eighteenth century Ermita de Jesús del Calvario. You can get a good panoramic of the surrounding villages from this baroque cut sanctuary.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Alcaucín
Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución, 1, 29711 
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Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 45 km2
Altitude 508 m
Latitude 36º 54'
Length -4º 06'
Distance to Málaga City 56,2 km
Demographics
City 2239
Men 1148
Women 1091
Nationality Alcaucineños