The olive oil museum is situated some six kilometres from Periana in the village of Mondron. It was started as an initiative of the Cooperativa Olivarera de San Josê Artesano, who wanted to try to...
The parish church that goes by the name, “San Isidro”, is the most important building in the town centre and it was constructed at the same time as the majority of the urban part of the town was...
The origin of the name is somewhere between history and legend. The story goes that there two families were litigating as they each wanted their surname – one was Pereiro and the other was Santana-...
This festival has been declared to be of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Málaga. Please check with the local Town Hall or Municipal Tourism Office for the festival date before...
This old farmhouse, more than three centuries old, has been fully restored for use as tourist accommodation. Nestled in the highest area of Axarquia, it offers panoramic views over the surrounding...
This second stage starts in Axarquîa and goes deep inside the Northern Málaga Mountains (Sierra Norte de Málaga). It is 193 km long and goes through 8 municipalities. This area is at the...
The Great Málaga Path. Stage 9: Periana - Pulgarín Alto (English)
Do you want to take a look around the finest natural amphitheatre in all of Europe? Come to Periana and you will. The views from this village in the highest part of Axarquía will leave you speechless. With its rich landscapes, unique architecture and long-established customs, this destination is bound to impress.
You can"t leave Periana without trying its delicious peaches and high quality oil made from the verdial olive variety. These products are celebrated in two annual fiestas, which have become unmissable events in the regional calendar.
THERE"S NO GETTING LOST IN PERIANA
The Baños de Vilo are located two and a half kilometres from the village. Here you"ll find thermal baths at 600 metres above sea level, with a fountainhead sculpted more than one thousand years ago. The therapeutic properties of the water and the beautiful surrounding landscape make this enclave a must-see.
When you arrive back at the village, you can visit the 18th century stately houses, as well as the old municipal wash house and its fountain, which were the centre of social life for many decades.
The Iglesia de San Isidro Labrador is the most important monument in Periana. Built in the Neo-Mudéjar style after the 1884 earthquake, it has three naves separated by pointed arches. The winning features are the exposed brickwork on the outside and the polychrome terrazzo flooring on the inside.
The Museo del Aceite de Mondrón deserves a special mention with its traditional tools and milling stones. Here you"ll have the opportunity to learn about the production process of Mondrón oil, which has brought fame to this region in Axarquía.
If you want to take in the spectacular panoramic views, there"s no better spot than the Plaza de la Lomilleja. From the lookout, you"ll be able to make out the depression in the Guaro river and La Viñuela dam.
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