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Diputación de Málaga
Casas Colgantes de Cómpeta

Hills covered with vines and beautiful mountain landscapes welcome the traveler arriving in Competa, famous for its acclaimed wine. This product is celebrated every August with a magical night that has become a must-attend summer event.

A white village of Axarquía, with beautiful traditional architecture and ancient customs, Cómpeta is nicknamed 'Cornice of the Costa del Sol' for its privileged location. Its territory spans the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, with its extraordinary landscape heritage.




Walking along Paseo de las Tradiciones, Cómpeta you will see mosaics depicting the ingrained habits of this inland Malaga town. The street reaches Plaza Almijara with its nineteenth century facades and its typically Andalusian fountain.

Also worth visiting are the Museum of Arts and Traditions, installed in a former nineteenth century barracks, the Molino de Hadriano museum, the hanging houses, the wine press at Plaza de la Vandimia and the wineries of this traditional winemaking village.

The most emblematic monument of Cómpeta is the Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, built in the sixteenth century. Known as the 'Cathedral of Axarquía', it has three naves separated by segmental arches and a tower in the New Mudéjar style. Inside the temple the altar fresco, depicting the assumption of the Virgin Mary is noteworthy.

In the oldest part of town is the chapel of St Sebastian, which houses the image of the patron saint of Cómpeta.

Another sign of religious art of the town is the chapel of San Antón Abad Extramuros. It is an eighteenth-century shrine with a careful altarpiece that holds one of the Cómpeta"s most popular Holy Week carvings: ""Borriquita"".

Geographic Data
Surface 54 km2
Altitude 638 m
Latitude 36º 50'
Length -3º 58'
Distance to Málaga City 55,7 km
City 3875
Men 1939
Women 1936
Nationality Competeños
Town Hall
Escudo de CómpetaC/ San Antonio, 1, 29754 
Links of interest
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    Its current location is thought to occupy the same site as the old town centre. This simple 18th structure consists of a single nave covered by a semi-spherical vault on pendentives. Its highlight...

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    From Cómpeta to Canillas de Albaida (Up to km 2.1) The start point is to the north-west of Cómpeta at the easily-found Chapel of San Antonio Abad Extramuros. From the centre of town, walk down the...


    Towards the village of El Acebuchal and Venta del Cebollero (Up to km 7.7) It is possible to cross the white village of Frigiliana on Calle Real street, but the most direct exit is taking the...


    This spectacular and original viewpoint, of Gaudî style, is located at the entrance of Competa coming by the A-7207 up from the town of Torrox. From here, visitors can enjoy a unique view of the...

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    It is assumed that the origin of the name comes from the Hispanization of the Latin word “compita” which means crossroads.. Name of its inhabitants: Competenos. Famous Personalities:...


    Though at the start of the 14th century Vêlez consisted of a number of separate villages including Torrox, Torre del Mar and Nerja, Cómpeta was not mentioned until its capture in 1457, whereupon it...

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    The architecture of this ventage point reminds of Gaudí's work or art and offers wonderful sweeping views. From here one of the most representative images of the Axarquía is obtained : the village...

    Through its website, the municipality offers information on the most relevant activities that take place regularly. If in doubt, contact the Town Hall.



Gran Senda de Málaga Stage 7 Cómpeta to Canillas de Aceituno (Camino Shell)