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Campillos

Diputación de Málaga
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    The highlight of the town’s monuments is the Ermita de San Benito, named in honour of Campillos’ patron saint. San Benito Abad was proclaimed Campillos's patron in 1629, due to...

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    Ethnological museum that attempts to capture the evolution experienced in the life of Campillos from grandparents and parents to present. This museum contains photographs, objects of all kinds...

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    La Laguna de Fuente de Piedra After the recommended visit to the José Antonio Valverde Centre, leave from the Mirador Cerro del Palo viewpoint, ignoring the two sign-posted...

Campillos is one of the eight villages in the region of Guadalteba, in the province of Malaga. Campillos is an interesting destination for inland tourism. Its streets are a pleasant combination of centuries-old stately homes and more recent buildings.

The Lagunas de Campillo Nature Reserve makes Campillos a perfect place to practice tourism in contact with the local nature.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CAMPILLOS

MONUMENTS

Campillos has valuable archaeological sites, especially in the Guadalteba Park, where you will find the ruins of a Roman village. Other archaeological sites of interest are the Capacete, Cortijo de la Cuesta, Castillones and the Camorra-Peñarrubia complex.

The Necropolis of Aguilillas also makes for an interesting visit in Campillos. It is a cemetery dating back approximately 4,000 years, excavated from the rock.

Under the suggestive name of the Museum of Life, we find the town"s ethnography centre. There, we can discover photographs, toys and everyday objects whose purpose is to show the historical evolution of Campillos and its inhabitants.

In Campillos, tourists can enjoy visits to four historical hermitages: the hermitage of San Benito is named in honor of the patron saint of Campillos and was built between 1578 and 1596. The chapel of Santa Ana was also built in those years and San Sebastián a few years later. The chapel of Our Lady of Bethlehem is also an essential stop for visitors.

The Church of Santa Maria del Reposo originated in 1506. The temple underwent major modifications in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Its has a baroque facade and and interior divided into three naves with beautiful chapels. Important features are the great altar and a valuable seventeenth century carving: Our Lady of Rest.

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Escudo de Campillos
Town Hall
Avda. Santa María del Reposo s/n, 29320 
952723536
952723105
Areas
Area Guadalteba
Geographic Data
Surface 188 km2
Altitude 540 m
Latitude 37º 03'
Length -4º 51'
Distance to Málaga City 74,1 km
Demographics
Population 8547
Men 4345
Women 4202
Nationality Campilleros