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Vista general, Pujerra

The while village Pujerra is located at the top of the Valle del Genal, 770 meters above sea level. This municipality encapsulates all the charm of Andalusia together with the ecological riches of the Serranía de Ronda. Walking along its streets, you can feel centuries of history: old architecture, with steep vertical streets, and newer forms combine, taking you on a journey through the history of the province. According to several experts, Pujerra dates back to the 2nd century.

 

THERE"S NO GETTING LOST IN PUJERRA

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Pujerra also forms part of the Ruta de Fray Leopoldo, an itinerary named after the most venerated saint in Andalusia. This rural tourist route passes though the municipalities of Alpandeire, Júzcar, Igualeja, Cartajima and Faraján. Pujerra is filled with trails through lush forests that are sure to delight hiking and active tourism enthusiasts.

Due to the abundance of chestnut trees in the municipality and the importance of this product in the local gastronomy, Pujerra is home to the Museo de la Castaña. Here visitors can learn about objects and ways of life from the 18th century, as well as techniques and tools used for harvesting chestnuts.

When you arrive to the main square in Pujerra, you"ll see the Iglesia del Espíritu Santo. Built in the 16th century, this church is home to the image of San Antonio de Padua, the local patron saint. It is one of the most emblematic buildings in Pujerra. You"ll have the chance to observe its curious façade and the baroque bell town built on one of the corners. Just a few kilometres from this religious site is the San Antonio de Padua chapel, a popular spot among residents.

In the placilla vieja (old small plaza), you"ll come across the bust of King Wamba, erected in 2006 to honour the legend that this Visigoth ruler is originally from Pujerra.

Geographic Data
Surface 24 km2
Altitude 769 m
Latitude 36º 37'
Length -5º 09'
Distance to Málaga City 110 km
Demographics
City 279
Men 139
Women 140
Nationality Pujerreños
Town Hall
Escudo de PujerraC/ Fuentes, 3, 29450 
Links of interest
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    The parish church which is dedicated to the Holy Spirit is worth special attention. It is quite a small consturction that dates back to the 16th century. The belfry from the 18th century on the...

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    The purpose of this action is to value a unique product, the chestnut, through the provision and adequacy of a museum that is housed in a three story building located in the center of the...

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    Horse-riding is referred to the ancient sport of riding and driving a horse. For this purpose, it is needed an extensive and suitable area; exactly what the Serranía de Ronda offers. It boasts a...

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    Orienteering is an outdoor sport in which participants are only given a topographical map and a compass and need to find some control points. Orienteering races are organized regularly and...

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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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    Not a lot is known about the origins or history of the village, but it probably is not too different from that of the neighbouring villages. In fact, the most reliable and complete information known...

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    This spot offers dramatic views of the Dorsal, Jarastepar, Libar,  and Oreganal  Mountains. Hillocks covered in chestnut trees in the Genal Valley are the most prominent part of the landscape.

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    On the flat land of Bentomí, which belongs to the Pujerra Town Hall, there is Bentomí Viewpoint among many other buildings. This is the end of Bentomí Route, one of many trails that exist in this...

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    The Municipality of Pujerra has several viewpoints that look down on dramatic landscape of the Upper Genal River. The most prominent is La Cruz Viewpoint, which was named after a cross in the centre...

Videos

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Fiesta de la Castaña (Chestnut Festival). Pujerra. November. Unique Festival