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Humilladero is a village in the Vega de Antequera, surrounded by agricultural landscapes and natural enclaves. Its name comes from the cross that was erected in the XV century to commemorate an oath that the Infante Don Fernando did before the Christian conquest of Antequera.

The town is peaceful and people are friendly, Humilladero proudly displays in its urban landscape, the work of local artisans: lanterns and wrought iron made of railings that adorn the simple streets. A place to rest and enjoy the charms of rural life.




The most symbolic monument of the town is the cross that gives its name. With more historical value than the artistic value, the Cross of Humilladero recalls the pledge made by the Infante Don Fernando in the XV century. His promise was not to sheathe the sword to conquer Antequera, in power of the Arabs. After the taking of the city, the cross was erected and the town of Humilladero was founded.

The Church of (Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia) of the Holy Christ of Mercy or parish of Virgen del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) is the other enclave of interest in this agricultural town. It was built in the XIX century and it is dedicated to the Saint of the town. The Portada (cover) and torre de planta cuadrada (square tower) are the most striking elements of the temple. In the hamlet of Los Carvajals, you can also visit the shrine of St. James.

From the Arab era, in Humilladero various archaeological remains in artificial caves scattered throughout the town have been discovered. The most important is the cueva del Zapato (cave of shoe), located near the pico Pollo. From the top, beautiful panoramic views of the Natural Reserve of La Laguna of Fuente de Piedra are obtained.

Geographic Data
Surface 35 km2
Altitude 448 m
Latitude 37º 07'
Length -4º 42'
Distance to Málaga City 67,5 km
City 3331
Men 1660
Women 1671
Nationality Humilladerenses o Gatos
Town Hall
Escudo de HumilladeroAvda. del Emigrante, 1, 29531 
Links of interest
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    An iron cross from the XVth century which is situated on a pedestal on which the history behind the cross and the village is written. The village has taken its name from the cross and its origin...

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    Laguna de la Ratosa (La Ratosa Lagoon) Natural Reserve is situated between the municipal districts of Alameda and Humilladero - in the western end of the province of Málaga, near the border with the...


    Recreational area in Nature Park.

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    As for the origin of the village, there is reliable data that dates it to 1618, a date which appears as an inscription on the base of the Cruz del Humilladero which is located in the locality. Other...



Carnival. Humilladero. February. Unique Festival