One of the most unique building s that still exists in the town is the Ermita de la Virgen de las Angustias, which was first used for worship in the 19th century when the only existing decoration on...
The Church of San José is very much designed true to the style of its time. It is dated from the 18th century (1731). Of simple structure, the church has a rectangular floor plan with wooden...
The name La Vinuela refers to small vineyards belonging to an old inn, currently Bar La Plaza, which existed on the Vélez-Málaga Highroad to Granada, a place which at the beginning of...
The main town, La Viñuela, known as “the oasis of the Axarquia”, began in the 16th century, as a small country restaurant, which still exists today in the main street of the town,...
UNIQUENESS This recently built establishment is designed as a typical Andalusian country house. CHARACTERISTICS The restaurant offers a well-chosen selection of creative dishes based on...
La Viñuela is a village in La Axarquia region, which grew during the 18th century around an old inn. The municipality is known for its reservoir, which is the main source of water supply in the region, and is hugely appealing for tourists.
La Viñuela is also home to interesting monuments and archaeological sites, which confirm the existence of human settlement on these lands since ancient times, although it is the most recently built village in La Axarquia. At present, almost one thousand British people live in La Viñuela.
SOME THINGS NOT TO BE MISSED WHEN IN LA VIÑUELA
La Viñuela has three archaeological sites: one on Los Asperones Hill, another in the hamlet of Los Castillejos and the third in the hamlet of Herrera. Large pots for storing olive oil, and Palaeolithic, Neolithic and Roman remains have been found there.
The Torre de la Atalaya (Atalaya Tower) built by the Arabs in the 15th century to defend their territory in Zalia against invasions from the coast. It is made with rock from Pizarra and is 9.5 metres tall.
The San Jose Church was built in the 16th century, when the village had not yet come into being. It is a Mudejar-style church with a wooden ceiling. The building was reformed in the 18th century, evidence of which we can see in the bell gable built onto the main facade.
The Virgen de la Angustias (Our Lady of the Agony) Chapel dates back from 1888 and was built by a contractor from Granada who was in charge of road works. He had promised that if the roadworks were finished in time, he would dedicate a chapel to the Virgen de las Angustias.
Verdial Los Ramones Museum opened in 2015. Inside you can find out all about the history of the verdiales tradition, their costumes etc. The Verdiales is a folk-music tradition in the province of Malaga, in which groups sing fangdangos accompanied by lutes, guitars and violins.
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