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Iznate is a small village of white houses and winding streets that evoke its Andalusian past. Surrounded by vineyards, almond and olive groves, this town inside the Axarquia region is known for its muscat grape and its beautiful natural surroundings.

Strolling through Iznate is a very delighting experience. Facades decorated with pots, flirtatious squares, flowerbeds and houses that are perfectly adapted to the uneven terrain draw their urban landscape: the villa that has preserved the charm of yesteryear.




The church of San Gregorio VII is the main monument of Iznate. It was built in the XVI century, but was rebuilt after the Moorish rebellion, and later in the XX century. It has a single nave with wooden roof and in it you can see some interesting artwork. The most prominent is a polychrome wooden carving of the Immaculate of the XVII century and a painting of San Francisco de Paula, possibly Rivera School.

Of the Muslim era, Iznate retains its urban layout and two sources: that of Noguera and of the Encime or of Three Wishes. Although the Fuente Blasonada (Blasonada Fountain), named by the shield Marquesado (Marquis) de Campos that decorates it. It can be seen in the Plaza de la Virgen de los Dolores.

Climbing the highest part of town, you can see the Mirador Iznate Morocco. From this point, exceptional views of the Sierras de Tejeda and Almijara, of the surrounding towns and that of the Mediterranean Sea are obtained. You can even see the Moroccan coast and the Atlas Mountains on a clear day.

Geographic Data
Surface 7 km2
Altitude 303 m
Latitude 36º 46'
Length -4º 11'
Distance to Málaga City 33,7 km
City 915
Men 471
Women 444
Nationality Iznateños
Town Hall
Escudo de IznateC/ Vélez, 20, 29719 
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    This is the most interesting building of the urban centre of Iznate. It dates back to the 16th century, but has been restored on two occasions; once in 1884 and then in 1946. It has a single nave...

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    The landscape around the village is made up a series of hills which run, in the main, from Southeast to Northeast, with the most prominent being the 463 metre high Cerro del Melonar, which is right...

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    Its name comes from the Arabic “hisnat” or “hinsauta” which could be translated to Spanish as castle or castles. Name of its inhabitants: Iznatenos. Famous personalities: One of its...


    The origin of the word Iznate can be traced to the Arab root “hisnat”, which means “castle”. Therefore, Hins Aute means the Castle of Aute. Whatever be the case, historians have not found any...



Iznate: In Axarquía