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Map of the urban route of Cortes de la Frontera (in Spanish and in English)

Diputación de Málaga
Plano de la ruta urbana de Cortes de la Frontera (en español e inglés)

Map of the urban route of Cortes de la Frontera (in Spanish and in English)

This publication has been made under the Development Plan to Promote Tourism in the Serrania de Ronda, is bilingual (English and Spanish), and includes at the back a description and a map of the urban routes of the Serrania de Ronda.

The origin of Cortes de la Frontera goes back to the 12th and 11th centuries B.C. However, the first and main settlers in the town were the Romans, who named the place Cortex, which means defence or protection; name that was lately respected by the Arabs and still used nowadays. The romanization period generated two very important nucleus, the ruins of the town of Saeponia, and what is known as Cortes
el Viejo, very near the town.

In Moorish times, Cortex came under the jurisdiction of Seville, later Granada and finally Ronda. It was conquered in 1248 by Fernando III “the Saint”, but fell into Moorish hands again shortly afterwards, until it was finally conquered again by the Christians in 1485. Important Moorish remains take account of the Torre de Paso.

The present town dates from the end of the 17th century, marked in the rational and well-designed town planning and main buildings of the town that obey other criteria very different from the rest of towns in the Serranîa with a clear Islamic legacy.

Recommended Walk:

The route takes place along the Real street, from where you can visit different outstanding places of the municipality: the Bullring, the Town Hall, the Carlos III Square, the Cuatro Chorros Fountain, etc. At the Bullring level, you can go to the Camaretas Park, where you cannot only enjoy of a nice walk around this very well kept place, but also of the best views of the Guadiaro Valley.

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