The location originally grew around the springs and an 18th century chapel. Twenty six years later, the spa was built, appropriately in the Neoclassical style which typified the mid 19th century...
Heading along Calle de la Glorieta to the north east of the village, tucked away in the foothills of the Sierra Blanquilla or Sierra de Baños, we find the Plaza de Toros (Bullring). In the second...
Recommended month to visit it: October . The Sierra del Agua wind-farm is located halfway between Álora and Casarabonela, on some elevations near Carratraca, to which one can access through a...
The village as we know it today dates back to the 19th century, when it sprang up as a result of the extension of the health spa that was to become one of the area’s main tourist attractions....
Villa Padierna Thermas is a 5 star hotel with 11 classics rooms, 26 Delux, 3 suites and 2 junior suites. It is situated in a charming historic building, completely renovated, which dates back to the...
Carratraca is a municipality in the Guadalteba region of the province of Malaga, located in a beautiful setting among the mountains of Alcaparaín, Baños and Aguas.
Its urban area has Place of Cultural Interest status, but one fact draws more attention than any other. Since Roman times, the therapeutic waters of the Carratraca spring have attracted travelers from around the world. In fact, its fame in the nineteenth century led it to become known as ""Little Monte Carlo"".
NOT TO MISS IN CARRATRACA
The Carratraca spa is the main point of interest of the municipality. Neoclassic in style, this resort has hosted many personalities since its opening in 1855, for example the poet Lord Byron.
The Bull ring is an original construction from 1878 whose grandstand sits on a rock. Here, a famous representation of Holy Week is held, staged by the local people. From the back of the square, we can follow the beautiful forest road leading to the ancient shrine of the Virgin of Health.
The Town Hall of Carratraca is located in what was the summer residence of Doña Trinidad Grund, a beautiful building in the "New Mudéjar" style.
Here is also located the 'A spring for a spa' Interpretation Centre, which takes us back to the nineteenth century, when Carratraca enjoyed great fame and when the town"s splendid buildings were constructed.
Finally, we can visit the Our Lady of Health church, a nineteenth century temple distinguished by a New Mudéjar structure.
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