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Diputación > Lugar > Guaro

Diputación de Málaga

Known for its famous Festival de la Luna Mora (Festival of the Mora Moon), Guaro is a magical town located in the region of the Sierra de las Nieves. The Natural Park of the Sierra de las Nieves, declared as Biosphere Reserve, hides towns of high tourists, historical, cultural and environmental value. Its white houses and steep streets, its privileged environment and traditions of centuries and centuries of history, form the perfect cocktail for your unforgettable visit.




In your visit to Guaro, we recommend knowing the Cultural Centre Al-Andalus and Ethnographic Museum of Oil, which retains an Arab oil press of XII century. The aim of this space is to highlight the value of the town as a traditional producer of olives from the period of Al-Andalus. Also in the same location and on the same subject, the Marmolejo Oil Museum, which has a collection of tools and machinery of the old mills of Guaro.

The parish church of St. Michael Arcángel is one of the most notable monuments of Guaro. This temple is located in the centre of the old town, a few meters away from City Hall and Fountain of San Isidro Labrador. It was built on an ancient mosque in 1505 and reformed on two occasions. It has a Latin cross without lateral nave, on the facade, you will find the image of San Miguel and to your right, the bell tower.

Two other prominent religious constructions are the shrines of the Cruz del Puerto and San Isidro, the latter next to the Rio Grande River in an area of eucalyptus. From the chapel of the Cruz del Puerto, panoramic views of the surroundings are exceptional, and inside, you will find one of the most venerated images by the neighbours, the Christ of Limpias.

Geographic Data
Surface 22 km2
Altitude 386 m
Latitude 36º 39'
Length -4º 50'
Distance to Málaga City 49,5 km
City 2302
Men 1167
Women 1135
Nationality Guareños
Town Hall
Escudo de GuaroPlaza de la Constitución, 5, 29108 
952457573 / 35 - 679913292952457660info@guaro.esWeb del Ayuntamiento
Links of interest
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    Museum located in the Tourism Office, whose works have been performed with the Plan to Promote Tourism in Sierra de las Nieves. In this sense, the first action was to rebuild an old oil mill,...


    Situated in Calle Malaga, there are a selection of utensils and machines that were used in old oil mills that once were common in the villages. To visit it, an appointment has to be made beforehand...


    A church from the 16th century which was reformed at the beginning of the 17th and then remodelled again in 1936. It is built with a Latin cross floor plan and has no lateral naves. The outstanding...

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    Once you have crossed the Puente Nuevo bridge over the River Turón, leaving El Burgo towards Yunquera (A-366), take the lane to the right, where you will see the stage’s information panel. We soon...


    We leave Guaro along the Sotornil or Hondo stream path, coinciding with the route of the PR-A 249 (Guaro-Chiribenítez), passing farmhouses, second homes and a mosaic of groves among which Olive...


    At the end of Agua Street is the building of the old mill, Los Patos and several of its most significant elements, such as the double water channel and the aqueduct that crosses the street. It was...

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    The first settlers in Guaro were, without doubt, in the Prehistoric Era, as the remains discovered in the area around Ardite clearly witness to. There are also Roman remains within the municipal...

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    Grâce à son site Internet, la municipalité propose des informations sur les activités les plus pertinentes qui ont lieu régulièrement. En cas de doute, contactez la mairie


    There are several viewpoints at the top of the village, by the road that leads to Marbella. From them, you can observe perfect panoramic views of the Guadalhorce Valley and the village of Guaro....



Great Sierra de las Nieves Path (GR 243). Stage 05: Guaro - Monda