This group of mines were in operation from 1870 to 1914. Back then, magnetite ore was mined through galleries and in the open air too. The English consul in Málaga and Matías Huelin took charge of...
The construction of this hermitage dates back to the XVIIIth century. It has a trapezoidal layout, which grabs peoples’ attention when they see it for the first time. It is believed that it was...
1. Benalauría - km 0 From the plaza del Teniente Viñas (Lieutenant Viñas Square) we follow the steep Fuente street until we leave the old town through a paved road. After 400 metres we reach the...
Horse-riding is referred to the ancient sport of riding and driving a horse. For this purpose, it is needed an extensive and suitable area; exactly what the Serranía de Ronda offers. It boasts a...
A mountain bike (MTB) is a bicycle created for rough off-road cycling. Therefore, they are made of resistant materials and wide knobbly tyres to maximise the grip and other technical features which...
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...
Igualeja is situated at the source of the river Genal, which is a town of Serranía de Ronda (the Ronda Mountains) with steep streets and labyrinthine and beautiful natural landscapes. The innumerable uneven terrain makes every corner of the landscape change and surprise the visitor. Staying at one of the traditional whitewashed houses, we discover hidden caves or participate in the traditional chestnut collection, in the month of October, they are just some of the attractions of that will fascinate you.
IN IGUALEJA YOU CANNOT MISS
For lovers of history, the church of Santa Rosa de Lima is one of the stops on the visit to Igualeja. This Moorish style temple was built in 1505 on the orders of Archbishop of Seville, Diego de Deza, but has undergone numerous renovations. In fact, it was completely rebuilt during the XX century. Inside, you will find a valuable statue of Saint Antonio de Padua in polychrome wood attributed to the School of Granada of XVII; an image of San Gregorio Magno carrying a silver cross of 3 arms, a crucified Christ and a Child Jesus (child ball); both of the XVIII century.
In the Plaza de Andalucia, we find the niche of the Lord of Mercy, a small chapel with a painting of the Virgin and Child (""Stabat Mater"") and a picture of the crucified Christ in a glass.
To discover the Andalusian Baroque, we suggest the hermitage of the Divine Shepherd. This temple was built on a former convent of Carmelite or Franciscan nuns. The Hermitage preserves works of great value, including glass table of the Divine Pastor is highlighted, probably from the XVIII century, and images of the Divine Pastor and San Jose.
Igualeja, like Alpandeire, Pujerra, Júzcar, Cartajima and Farajan, is part of the Route of Fray Leopoldo, which runs through the Serrania de Ronda. Fray Leopoldo was beatified in 2010 and is one of the saints with more devotion of Andalusia.
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