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Cañete la Real

Diputación de Málaga
Cañete la Real
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    The Iglesia Parroquial de San Sebastián, originally built in the 15th century, had to be rebuilt in the 18th century following an earthquake. Its baroque main faèade, flanked by buttresses and built...

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    An Arabic castle begun in the 9th century and completed in the 16th century. This great fortress was one of the most important during the Humar Bem Hafsum uprising and the Christian and Granada wars....

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    The plains of El Castillo and La Estrella (Up to km 5.2) The stage starts by going 200 metres down the road that enters Teba from the west, the MA-6403. It soon turns off onto the old road around a...

    Several towns

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    Cañete, as Josê Solîs Romero says, "provides a good opportunity to combine history, art and nature in a single visit”. The origin of the name can be traced back to the Arabic Hins Cannit or Qanit,...

Geographic Data
Surface 165 km2
Altitude 742 m
Latitude 36º 57'
Length -5º 01'
Distance to Málaga City 85,5 km
Demographics
City 1584
Men 776
Women 808
Nationality Cañeteros

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The Great Málaga Path. GR 249.5. Alternative Route. Stage 3. Cañete la Real - Arriate

Cañete la Real is a municipality in the Guadalteba region of Malaga province, in a majestic location, high in the mountains between Serrania de Ronda and Vega de Antequera. Because of this, it came to be an important crossroads for different civilizations throughout history.

Cañete la Real is a wonderful destination for active tourism. Its surroundings are full of interesting hiking routes or areas like "Las Espeñas", ideal to spend a day in the countryside. It is also possible to spot birds of prey in the Sierra del Padrastro, or even, for the more adventurous, to go caving, climbing or hang gliding.

 

NOT TO MISS IN CAÑETE LA REAL

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The first thing that catches the attention when entering Cañete la Real is the Hins Qannit Castle, an 11th century Arab fortress, testament to the struggles between the faithful Omar ibn Hafsun of al-Andalus and the Emirate of Córdoba. The "Los Vigías del Territorio" ("Guardians of the Territory")historical interpretation centre it located in the Torre del Homenaje ("Tribute Tower").

Other medieval remains are the Tower of Ortegícar, which defended a rural farmstead, and the Nazarí bridge, which gave access to it.

The historic-artistic heritage of Cañete la Real is worth learning about. Between the 15th and 18th centuries, homes and important buildings such as the Church of San Sebastian, built in 1526 and restored in 1797, were built.

Also, important examples of religious architecture include the Convent of San Francisco and the Convent of the Holy Sacrament.