Santa Ana church dates back to the 16th century. It stands on a Latin Cross ground plan with three naves marked out by half-point arches resting on octagonal pillars. It is finished off with modern...
Its name comes from the Arab word “al-karat”. Name of its inhabitants: Algarrobenos. Famous personalities: A personality worth mentioning is Enrique Ramos Ramos who was born in 1.890...
A town with a Moorish layout, nestled among hills, but with a beach and views of the Mediterranean? Yes, it does exist. You'll find it 32 kilometres from Malaga in the Axarquia region. A visit to Algarrobo will not disappoint: its views, its beaches, its carnival, its flamenco night... Choose any day in the calendar, any time is good to visit this town.
We recommend you try their local dishes and delicious Algarrobo cake. And if you are looking for culture, this village offers spectacular places to connect with history.
IN ALGARROBO DO NOT MISS
Algarrobo has one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the western Mediterranean: The Necropolis of Trayamar. A complex of paleo-punic tombs possibly belonging to a Phoenician city emerged around a factory in the seventh century BC. In the Museo Arqueológico Provincial de Málaga various objects found in this enclave are preserved.
Remains of historical significance from the Bronze Age as well as Roman and Punic times, also appeared in the Morro de Mezquitilla. On the other hand, on the coast of Algarrobo two watchtowers whose function was to warn people of possible enemy invasions are preserved. One of these towers is of Arab origin, while the other dates from the sixteenth century.
The Iglesia de Santa Ana is the most remarkable monument of Algarrobo's religious architecture. It was built in the seventeenth century, though its wood panelling and the chapel of the side of the temple date from the eighteenth century. The bell tower is one of its most characteristic elements.
The Ermita de la Virgen de las Angustias and the Ermita de San Sebastián are also a must if you go to this town. The latter is located at the Loma del Elegido, which has a beautiful view of the surroundings.
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