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Diputación de Málaga
Restos de la fortaleza de Comares

Comares is a Moorish village located on the border between the region of Axarquía and the Montes de Málaga. It is known as the "Balcony of the Axarquía" because of its privileged position on a mountain top.

Its labyrinth-like streets and its architecture, a reflection of its Moorish roots, are the most characteristic features of its urban landscape. The Ruta de la Pasa (Route of the Raisin) should not be missed. This village is also the birthplace of verdiales, a particular style of folk song in the villages of Malaga and which carries the name of the village.




The Comares Castle and the Aljibe de Mazmúllar form part of the rich heritage left by the Arabs in this village of Axarquía. The fortress still preserves two of its turrets and part of the ancient wall, which is known as La Tahona. The well, built during the 13th century, was declared a national Historical-Artistic Monument.

The Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación is another one of the main architectural features of Comares. This Mudejar-style church is located at the highest part of the village. It was built during the 16th century, although the Sagrario chapel was added at a later date. It has three naves and its distinctive features include its Mozarabic tower.

Geographic Data
Surface 26 km2
Altitude 685 m
Latitude 36º 51'
Length -4º 14'
Distance to Málaga City 48,1 km
City 1320
Men 707
Women 613
Nationality Comareños
Town Hall
Escudo de ComaresPlaza Balcón de la Axarquía, s/n, 29195 
Links of interest
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    The remains of a wall of the castle of Comares, whose exact date is unknown, and which was transformed into a huge fortress during the Moorish occupation. It was built on what is today Camposanto...


    Of Arabic origin and possibly from the 14th century, it was declared as a National Histórical & Artistic Monument in 1931. It is located in a uninhabited town named, la Meseta de Mazmúllar, which is...


    Some remains of an ancient city from between the IXth and Xth century can be seen about an hour’s walk from the village along a path. Several ceramic objects like water jars, some mosaics and even...

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    From the inn of Los Ventorros, we have a magnificent view of the mesa or plateau of Mazmúllar. It is a massif that is 2 kilometers from the town and in which remains of an Arab settlement or town...


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    Its name comes from the Arabic “hisn qumarich” meaning castle up the hill. Name of its inhabitants: Comarenos. Legend: There are two legends or stories that deal with the link between...

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    The Plaza de los Verdiales gets its name for being dedicated to this folkloric expression, since in Comares they are very important. In it we find plates, images and a statue, dedicated to this...


    Through its website, the municipality offers information on the most relevant activities that take place regularly. If in doubt, contact the Town Hall.



Great Axarquía Path (GR 242). Stage 02 Comares - El Borge