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Diputación de Málaga
Castillo de la Estrella, Teba. Fotos aéreas 0022

In the heart of the tranquil region of Guadalteba, in the province of Malaga, lies this beautiful town, which was of great importance during the Reconquest of Spain due to its strategic position on the border with the kingdom of Granada. A singular historical incident led Tebo to be twinned with the Scottish town of Melrose.

Tebo possesses a rich medieval past, as demonstrated by its castle which towers over the town, and its many majestic houses and small palaces.




In Teba there is a monument dedicated to a Scottish gentleman who fought (and died) alongside the troops of the Christian King Alfonso XI in the conquest of the region from the Arabs. This is the monument dedicated to Sir James Douglas. Today, his home town, Melrose, is twinned with Teba.

The Castillo de la Estrella ("Castle of the Star") is the main monument in Teba. It has been declared a National Heritage Monument of Historical and Artistic Importance. It is the biggest castle in the province of Malaga covering 25.000 square metres. In the 15th century, in the midst of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the castle was of key strategic importance. In the castle itself you can visit the Performance Centre "Una Cruzada en el Guadalteba" ("A Crusade in the Guadalteba"), to discover the historical value of both the castle and the town in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Important findings have also been made on Teba"s soil, which can be seen in the Archeological Museum. Particularly worth seeing are the Punic and Iberian ceramic pieces, found the the Cave of Doves ("Cueva de las Palomas"), or the Roman busts of Tiberius Caesar and Julio Claudio Nerón Tiberio found in the Tagus Grange ("Cortijo del Tajo").

In the streets of Teba you can find beautiful noble constructions such as the archway to the house of the Empress Eugenia de Montijo and the Small Palace belonging to the Marquess of Greñina.

Another must is the Church of Santa Cruz, a baroque work of art by the master builder responsible for Seville"s Cathedral. The Church stands out for its red marble columns from El Torcal in Antequera. Similarly, in the parochial Museum, you shall find, amongst other pieces, three chalices, Isabel la Católica"s garments and a Roman Missal from 1679.

The religious architecture of Teba would not be complete without the Convent of San Francisco and its beautiful front, from the 15th century, and the hermitages of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno and Nuestra Señora del Carmen.

Geographic Data
Surface 143 km2
Altitude 555 m
Latitude 36º 59'
Length -4º 55'
Distance to Málaga City 70,7 km
City 3678
Men 1842
Women 1836
Nationality Tebeños o Tebanos
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