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Igualeja

Diputación de Málaga
Igualeja
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    The construction of this hermitage dates back to the XVIIIth century. It has a trapezoidal layout, which grabs peoples’ attention when they see it for the first time. It is believed that it was...

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    The church of Santa Rosa de Lima, a building which typifies the historical development of the village, was built on the site of the former mosque in the XVI century in homage to the saint of the...

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    Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which participants use puzzle-solving clues or GPS coordinates to hunt caches hidden in unexpected places. You will need to create an account, where username,...

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    The difficulty of this climbing trail comes from the two overhands and, especially, and the sections where some acrobatic moves are needed. Access You can park your car in the water spring...

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    According to the only scarce information relating to the origin of this village, it would seem that the earliest settlement in Igualeja was from the Arab and then it was said to be within the...

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    Narrow and steep streets await in this area of ??the town of Igualeja, known by the same name as one of the mythical neighborhoods of the city of Granada. Of course, here the dimensions are not...

Geographic Data
Surface 44 km2
Altitude 693 m
Latitude 36º 38'
Length -5º 07'
Distance to Málaga City 105 km
Demographics
City 729
Men 366
Women 363
Nationality Igualejeños

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The Copper Forest 2018

Igualeja is situated at the source of the river Genal, which is a town of Serranía de Ronda (the Ronda Mountains) with steep streets and labyrinthine and beautiful natural landscapes. The innumerable uneven terrain makes every corner of the landscape change and surprise the visitor. Staying at one of the traditional whitewashed houses, we discover hidden caves or participate in the traditional chestnut collection, in the month of October, they are just some of the attractions of that will fascinate you.

 

IN IGUALEJA YOU CANNOT MISS

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For lovers of history, the church of Santa Rosa de Lima is one of the stops on the visit to Igualeja. This Moorish style temple was built in 1505 on the orders of Archbishop of Seville, Diego de Deza, but has undergone numerous renovations. In fact, it was completely rebuilt during the XX century. Inside, you will find a valuable statue of Saint Antonio de Padua in polychrome wood attributed to the School of Granada of XVII; an image of San Gregorio Magno carrying a silver cross of 3 arms, a crucified Christ and a Child Jesus (child ball); both of the XVIII century.

In the Plaza de Andalucia, we find the niche of the Lord of Mercy, a small chapel with a painting of the Virgin and Child (""Stabat Mater"") and a picture of the crucified Christ in a glass.

To discover the Andalusian Baroque, we suggest the hermitage of the Divine Shepherd. This temple was built on a former convent of Carmelite or Franciscan nuns. The Hermitage preserves works of great value, including glass table of the Divine Pastor is highlighted, probably from the XVIII century, and images of the Divine Pastor and San Jose.

Igualeja, like Alpandeire, Pujerra, Júzcar, Cartajima and Farajan, is part of the Route of Fray Leopoldo, which runs through the Serrania de Ronda. Fray Leopoldo was beatified in 2010 and is one of the saints with more devotion of Andalusia.

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