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Diputación > Lugar > Villanueva de Tapia

Diputación de Málaga
GR 249. Stage 14. Villanueva de Tapia - Villanueva de Algaidas. In the distance, the mountains of the Central Limestone Arch framing the white village of Villanueva de Tapia

If you want to find out more about one of the most traditional livestock fairs in Andalucía, discover what a "guisillo de la Virgen" tastes like or explore the olive groves in the northeast of Malaga Province by bike, Villanueva de Tapia, in the district of Nororma, is your next stop.

The variety of foods, areas of great ecological interest and a cultural tradition ranging from poetry to Holy Week, are just some of the reasons to visit this town at any time of the year.




Villanueva de Tapia's history is closely linked to the Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol. Not only because it is one of the main attractions in Villanueva de Tapia, but also because it is home to one of the most important archives in the province. Census documents, wedding and baptism certificates dating from 1626 are still kept there.

The church is located in the Plaza de España and has been well conserved. Initially built between 1618 and 1624, it has undergone several renovations over the centuries: in 1778 it was extended using parishioners' money and in 1897 the façade was rebuilt (whitewashed and simple). In the 20th century, the clock was installed in 1948, and in the seventies it was covered in bricks, as it stands today. A number of valuable works of art are kept inside the church, including an Inmaculada from the 17th century and the figures of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and the Virgen de los Dolores, both from the 18th century.

Another ancient point in Villanueva de Tapia is Los Allalantes Fountain, which has supplied the town with water since the start of the 18th century. A commemorative plaque hangs over the fountain to remind us of its importance: "The first to be built and which serves to supply the residents of this town".

There is a reason for the river to roar. San Antonio Wash House is where the women used to meet to do their washing. The building has conserved the ancient pillars and has been converted into an Interpretation Centre dedicated to the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

We recommend you stroll through the streets of Villanueva de Tapia discovering exceptional buildings and façades which reflect the character and history of the locals, or tapienses as they are known. A pleasant surprise awaits you at the vieja posada de Santa Bárbara or Casa de la Cantina.

The strategic location of the town, bordering on the provinces of Granada and Cordoba, is one of the factors that define the identity of Villanueva de Tapia. To celebrate this union, local artist, Julián Hinojosa, created a three-sided concrete monolith. Each side looks towards and represents one of the three provinces. The sculpture is on display in Trifinio.

Geographic Data
Surface 22 km2
Altitude 661 m
Latitude 36º 60'
Length -4º 21'
Distance to Málaga City 65,7 km
City 1417
Men 716
Women 701
Nationality Tapienses o Entricheros
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    Following the Christian conquest, the land that now makes up the village of Villanueva de Tapia was the subject of a dispute between Iznájar (Córdoba) and Archidona, both of whom wanted to...

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    Towards the country houses of Zamarra, Parrilla & Blanquilla (Up to km 10.8) After the 2.7 km the track share with Stage 14 of the Great Malaga Path’s original route, you come to a fork at the...


    Villanueva de Tapia is at the place where the towns of Málaga, Granada and Córdoba meet. Close to its centre, there is the spot called 'Trifinio' where these three provinces meet. Thanks to the fact...


    This project, funded by the Competitiveness Tourism Plan Sierra Norte de Málaga, pretends to create an area for recreation and leisure for visitors located in the "trifinio", that is to say, the...



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