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Diputación > Lugar > Campillos

Diputación de Málaga
Iglesia Santa María del Reposo (16)

Campillos is one of the eight villages in the region of Guadalteba, in the province of Malaga. Campillos is an interesting destination for inland tourism. Its streets are a pleasant combination of centuries-old stately homes and more recent buildings.

The Lagunas de Campillo Nature Reserve makes Campillos a perfect place to practice tourism in contact with the local nature. The municipality has recently created an interpretation center on these magnificent lagoons.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CAMPILLOS

MONUMENTS

Campillos has valuable archaeological sites, especially in the Guadalteba Park, where you will find the ruins of a Roman village. Other archaeological sites of interest are the Capacete, Cortijo de la Cuesta, Castillones and the Camorra-Peñarrubia complex.

The Necropolis of Aguilillas also makes for an interesting visit in Campillos. It is a cemetery dating back approximately 4,000 years, excavated from the rock.

In Campillos, tourists can enjoy visits to four historical hermitages: the hermitage of San Benito is named in honor of the patron saint of Campillos and was built between 1578 and 1596. The chapel of Santa Ana was also built in those years and San Sebastián a few years later. The chapel of Our Lady of Bethlehem is also an essential stop for visitors.

The Church of Santa Maria del Reposo originated in 1506. The temple underwent major modifications in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Its has a baroque facade and and interior divided into three naves with beautiful chapels. Important features are the great altar and a valuable seventeenth century carving: Our Lady of Rest.

Geographic Data
Surface 188 km2
Altitude 540 m
Latitude 37º 03'
Length -4º 51'
Distance to Málaga City 74,1 km
Demographics
City 8435
Men 4226
Women 4209
Nationality Campilleros
Town Hall
Escudo de CampillosAvda. Santa María del Reposo s/n, 29320 
Links of interest
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    This is Campillos’ most significant monument. It was built in the early 16th century (1506), although it was heavily restored in the 18th and 19th centuries, the most important renovation...

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    The highlight of the town’s monuments is the Ermita de San Benito, named in honour of Campillos’ patron saint. San Benito Abad was proclaimed Campillos's patron in 1629, due to the great devotion...

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    The Natural Reserve of the Campillos’s Lakes is an endorheic lake complex of flat topography of 80 ha of nature reserve and 1,046 ha of protection zone. It is located in the north of Malaga...

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    This Center shows the visitor the natural wealth of the municipality and aims to create awareness of the importance of natural resources, valuing each of the elements that make up its environment....

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    The history of Campillos is not very well known. Remains of coins and pieces of pottery, and what seem to be Roman-Iberian settlements have been found in El Castillon. The presence of three capitals...

Videos

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Feria del Jamón (Ham festival). Campillos. November. Unique Festival