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Algarrobo

Diputación de Málaga
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    The present-day Ermita de San Sebastián is of recent construction, dating back to 1976, though it was built on the site of the original building. It stands atop a hill known as “El...

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

MONUMENTS

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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Links of interest

Escudo de Algarrobo
Town Hall
C/ Antonio Ruiz Rivas, 2, 29750 
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952552423
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 10 km2
Altitude 86 m
Latitude 36º 46'
Length -4º 02'
Distance to Málaga City 41,6 km
Demographics
Population 6284
Men 3152
Women 3132
Nationality Algarrobeños