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Cañete la Real

Diputación de Málaga
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    Watchtower of Arabic origin from the Andalusian period, situated on the summit of the Sierra de Vijan within the city of Cañete la Real. The shape of this Sierra was used to serve as a...

Cañete la Real is a municipality in the Guadalteba region of Malaga province, in a majestic location, high in the mountains between Serrania de Ronda and Vega de Antequera. Because of this, it came to be an important crossroads for different civilizations throughout history.

Cañete la Real is a wonderful destination for active tourism. Its surroundings are full of interesting hiking routes or areas like "Las Espeñas", ideal to spend a day in the countryside. It is also possible to spot birds of prey in the Sierra del Padrastro, or even, for the more adventurous, to go caving, climbing or hang gliding.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CAÑETE LA REAL

MONUMENTS

The first thing that catches the attention when entering Cañete la Real is the Hins Qannit Castle, an 11th century Arab fortress, testament to the struggles between the faithful Omar ibn Hafsun of al-Andalus and the Emirate of Córdoba. The "Los Vigías del Territorio" ("Guardians of the Territory")historical interpretation centre it located in the Torre del Homenaje ("Tribute Tower").

Other medieval remains are the Tower of Ortegícar, which defended a rural farmstead, and the Nazarí bridge, which gave access to it.

The historic-artistic heritage of Cañete la Real is worth learning about. Between the 15th and 18th centuries, homes and important buildings such as the Church of San Sebastian, built in 1526 and restored in 1797, were built.

Also, important examples of religious architecture include the Convent of San Francisco and the Convent of the Holy Sacrament.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Cañete la Real
Town Hall
Plaza de la Paz, 1, 29340 
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Areas
Area Guadalteba
Geographic Data
Surface 165 km2
Altitude 742 m
Latitude 36º 57'
Length -5º 01'
Distance to Málaga City 85,5 km
Demographics
Population 1674
Men 840
Women 834
Nationality Cañeteros