This 18.60 metres high Arab tower has a squared plan and forms the part of a walled building complex. It is a remarkable building placed on a hillock on the left side of the River Guadalteba and on...
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, as Josê Solîs Romero says, "provides a good opportunity to combine history, art and nature in a single visit”. The origin of the name can be traced back to the Arabic Hins Cannit or Qanit,...
This festival has been declared to be of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Málaga. Please check with the local Town Hall or Municipal Tourism Office for the festival date before...
This exclusive resort, which remains in operation throughout the year, has 14 separate rooms, all equipped with the best facilities, located in three buildings: Zaira apartment with capacity for 2...
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
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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