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Vista general, Cútar. Axarquía

Cútar is a white village of the Axarquia that has preserved the charm of its architecture of Arab origin. Houses leaning out to narrow and steep streets draw the urban landscape of this town, known for its handicrafts of esparto and wood.

Located on the slope of a hill and surrounded by vineyards and olive trees, Cútar has an environment of great landscape value. In addition, the city enjoys an extraordinary wealth of water resources, which has led to be known by the nickname "Fuente de Paraiso' (Source of Paradise).




The lands of the town of Cútar had been place of settlement for humans since ancient times. This is proven by prehistoric remains discovered in the Peña del Hierro and in the rio de la Cueva (Cave River), as well as ceramics and Roman coins located between Paome stream and Benamargosa river. In the Cerro de Cútar, also there appeared vestiges of Arab domination period.

In the Museum of Monfí you can see important works that refer to the Andalusian past of the area, such as the Qur'an of Cútar, dated between the XIII and XV centuries.

The church of Our Lady of the Incarnation is the most important building of Cútar. It was built in the XVI century, although it underwent two reforms throughout the history. Hence, its mix of styles, combining elements of Moorish and Baroque art. Temple, which consists of three naves, highlights the rococo chapel that houses the image of San Roque.

Another emblem of local history is the Arab Source, located in the south of the town. Known in the XVI century as 'Aina Alcaharia' (Source of the Farmhouse) which is found in perfect condition and is a symbol of the great wealth of water resources of Cútar, which had up to twelve springs.

Geographic Data
Surface 19 km2
Altitude 331 m
Latitude 36º 50'
Length -4º 13'
Distance to Málaga City 54,6 km
City 592
Men 304
Women 288
Nationality Cutareños
Town Hall
Escudo de CútarC/ Fuente, 13, 29718 
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    The purpose of this initiative is to make known a culture that prevailed for six centuries and was the origin of almost all the white villages of the Axarquia. This museum has an audio system that,...

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    This viewpoint is located next to this well-known fountain, located to the south of the municipality. The fountain is a square construction with several bays, the interior of which is crowned by a...

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    The name Cútar appears to have been derived from the Arabic “Cautzar”, meaning “fountain of paradise ". Archaeological remains found in the town point to human settlements here between the end of...


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    This viewpoint is located above another well-known viewpoint, that of the Arab Fountain, and has views to the south, where there are other municipalities such as El Borge or Almárchar.



Fiesta del Monfí (Monfí Festival). Cútar. October. Unique Festival