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Monda is located at the foot of the hill of the Veleta and near the Castle of Al-Mundat, a beautiful town in the region of the Sierra de las Nieves, declared a picturesque spot, and Historic Site of Cultural Interest. Of Roman origin, this town was, according to some historians, the scene of the battle of Munda, in which Julius Caesar defeated Pompey by the power of Rome. History, Moorish legends, the great gastronomic tradition and its natural environment will make your visit to Monda a unique holiday.




Before reaching Monda and from the hill of the Veleta, you are greeted by one of the most important monuments of this town, its castle of Al-Mudat. The castle was built in the IX century on the ruins of a fortress of Roman origin. However, the various reforms that were implemented during the Taifa kingdoms and the Nazari period and the dismantling of the Castle by the Christians, makes almost nothing to be retained today from the original construction. You will find in this monument, the hotel of military aesthetics.

The parish church of Santiago Apóstol dates back to 1505, an interesting building of three naves with an outstanding coffered ceiling of the central dome of Moorish style. The vaults of the aisles with shots of the XVIII century.

Water is a crucial element in the life of the towns of the Sierra de las Nieves, within the province of Malaga. Proof of this are the Fuente (Fountain) and Lavadero de la Jaula (Laundry of the Cage), located in a hollow stream of La Lucía which runs through the town. Its name comes from the Arabic term ""al-Haura"", ""outskirts"".

Other areas of artistic, cultural and monumental interest are the altar of El Calvario (the Cavalry), with its three temples crowned with crosses, the Plaza de la Ermita, today presided over by a statue of a coal and the Museum Marigloria, typical Andalusian architecture which you will find helpful for making bread, equipment, tools and furniture of Monda of other times.

If we leave towards Monda in the direction of Coín, we can admire a stretch of ancient Roman road of Monda. And to know another piece of recent history, you can not miss the chimney cooker cork from the early XX century. It is located on the site of Moratán, at the foot of Canucha.

Geographic Data
Surface 58 km2
Altitude 377 m
Latitude 36º 38'
Length -4º 50'
Distance to Málaga City 45,8 km
City 2844
Men 1498
Women 1346
Nationality Mondeños
Town Hall
Escudo de MondaC/ Valdescoba, 1, 29110 
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    This is a public washing place which has a roof and is surrounded by arches which provide access to it as web as giving it a touch of architectural beauty. It dates back to the 16th century,...


    This is a religious monument from the 18th century which is on a plot of land of the name and which is the last step in the Way of the Cross. The architecture is typical of the 18th century with its...

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    Once on the wide avenue alongside Ronda’s municipal sports centre and the Ángel Harillo fairground, look for a tarmacked road heading towards a warehouse of construc¬tion materials. The stage’s...


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    One of the most important historic events that took place in the village of Monda was on 17th March in the year 45 before Christ. This was when the famous battle of “munda” was staged in which Julio...

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    This viewpoint, located at the end of Peragüera Street and between two diversions, the Marbella road and the old diversion to Monda (now called Calle Consejo), invites tp a pleasant walk with...



Great Sierra de las Nieves Path (GR 243). Stage 06: Monda - Istán