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Cútar

Diputación de Málaga
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    The purpose of this initiative is to make known a culture that prevailed for six centuries and was the origin of almost all the white villages of the Axarquia. This museum has an audio system that,...

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    To the south of the town stands a square construction with several bays, the interior of which is crowned by a vault, which houses a magnificently-preserved Arabic fountain, the only one of its type...

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    The name Cútar appears to have been derived from the Arabic “Cautzar”, meaning “fountain of paradise ". Archaeological remains found in the town point to human...

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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....

Archaeological remains found in the town point to human settlements here between the end of the Neolithic period and the beginning of the Bronze Age. The town sprang up as a result of the Arabic fortress that once stood in the area. Many researchers believe Cútar to have been the scene of the battle of the Axarquía, which ended in a heavy defeat for the Christians.

Remains of ancient pottery and coins have been unearthed between Paome Stream and the River Benamargosa. Pottery from the Arabic period has also been found on the hilltop of Cerro de Cútar. It is here that the castle after which the town was named is believed to have stood.

The archaeological remains found here are now on display in Málaga.

Links of interest

Escudo de Cútar
Town Hall
C/ Fuente, 7, 29718 
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