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Algatocín. Vista

This small village is made up of typically Andalusian white houses and is situated in the mountains between the Rivers Genal and Guadiaro in the centre of Serranía de Ronda. The odd layout of Algatocín, of Moorish origin, is staggered and it has adapted to the slopes with steep, narrow and winding streets. Amongst the white of its houses, various 18th century buildings with elegant coats of arms stand out.

Algatocín"s natural surroundings, with green chestnut trees, holm oaks and cork oaks are perfect for hiking trips. Among the various walks, stopping to enjoy the excellent cured meats that form part of the local gastronomy is obligatory. An ideal location for lovers of nature and good food.




The Mirador del General, is only a kilometre outside of the centre of Algatocín. It is a viewpoint that overlooks the river valley and offers a beautiful panorama adorned with the white hamlets of Serranía de Ronda¸ as well as Alpandeire, Faraján, Jubrique and Genalquacil.

The Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, elevated above the Princess Algotisa"s old palace, is the most important building in Algatocín. It dates back to the 16th century, although it has been subjected to various renovations and extensions since.

The church has three semi circular naves and a main chapel at the back of the church that is flanked by two smaller chapels at each side. The central nave is covered by a half barrel vault and the side aisles have a flat roof.

Inside, it features several pieces of artwork dating back to the 18th century. Examples include an image of Saint Francis of Assisi in painted wood carving and a silver lamp.

The Calvario Chapel has a special location in the higher part of the village, from which you can see the breathtaking Genal Valley and the little white neighbouring villages of Alpandeire and Faraján.

Geographic Data
Surface 20 km2
Altitude 721 m
Latitude 36º 34'
Length -5º 16'
Distance to Málaga City 136 km
City 826
Men 439
Women 387
Nationality Algatocileños
Town Hall
Escudo de AlgatocínC/ Fuente, 2, 29491 
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