Ana Josefa Perez Florido (later known by the name of Mother Petra of St. Joseph) was born on December 7, 1845. After living five years dedicated to serving the neediest elderly of Valley de...
Did you know that one of the best places to rock climbing can be found in the province of Malaga? Valle de Abdalajís serves as a benchmark for active tourism amongst other towns in southern Spain. Moreover, the town boasts over 70 climbing routes, as well as hiking and mountain biking trails.
THINGS TO DO IN VALLE DE ABDALAJÍS
One of the main points of reference for traditional architecture in the Valle de Abdalajís is its Antigua Posada ("Old Inn"). The inn is located in the upper part of the town and its design demonstrates a strong Arabic influence. This large house was one of the town"s first buildings. Nearby lies the Palacio de los Condes de Corbos ("Palace of the Dukes of Corbos"), a good example of what noble houses were like during that period. Both buildings were constructed in the 16th century.
The Church of San Lorenzo is located in this same area. It was inaugurated in 1599 and contains images of its patron saint, San Lorenzo Mártir, San José, the Virgen del Carmen, and the Madre Petra de San Juan, born in Valle de Abdalajís and beatified in 1994.
Between the Church and the palace you will find the Ethnographic Museum of the Valle de Abdalajís. This museum contains a large number of artefacts which will enable you to learn about the customs, traditions and daily lives of the town"s old inhabitants.
Finally, on your way to the mountains, we recommend you visit the hermitage of el Cristo de la Sierra. It is located in the highest point of the Valle de Abdalajís and from its lookout, called Mirador del Gangarro ("Viewpoint of Gangarro"), you can catch a glimpse of one the most stunning panoramic views of this town and of the Valle del Guadalhorce.
This palace was built in the 16th century and is currently in a good state of repair. It was conceived as a residence for the sixth Count of Los Corbos, Isidro Mesîa de Vargas y Cañas, remaining in...
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...
Following the expulsion of the Muslims from Málaga, the land that had previously belonged to them was divided up. The division of Valle de Abdalajîs, which was conducted by the scholar Juan Alonso...