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Alozaina

Diputación de Málaga
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    The Museum of Tools and Traditions is based in the same building that houses “Art from my hands,” a social enterprise dedicated to recovering the crafts that are part of the Andalusian cultural...

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    It was totally rebuilt in 1951. However, only some parts of the old castle remain: there is a part of the wall and a remnant of the primitive Arab tower. It boasts a fantastic vantage point that...

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    At the entrance to Calle Mesón there is a lovely arch that marks the entrance, which was a architectural feat dated back to 1951. It is a three-span arch with the biggest being the central ome and...

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    WALK DESCRIPTION Our route starts from El Burgo beside the river Turon, where we take the path of ‘la Fuensanta’. After 1,400 metres the track becomes a narrow footpath that soon divides in two....

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    From the hidden canyon of Fuente Techá, a short but steep climb leads up to Prieta Sierra, a peak 1,525 metres high. This is one of the highest peaks in Málaga, second only to Sierra de las Nieves....

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    This park and viewpoint is surrounded by stone walls with battlements and towers. The viewpoint was built in the 50's in order to rebuild the old Alozaina fortress, which was used to watch and...

Dating back to prehistoric times, Alozaina is a town in the Sierra de las Nieves region in the Málaga province. The municipality extends from the River Grande valley until the Mount Prieta and links with the Serranía de Ronda and the Guadalhorce Valley. In your visit to this town you will discover the imprints of all the cultures that have populated the Costa del Sol over thousands of years.

 

MIGHT SEE SIGHTS IN ALOZAINA

MONUMENTS

As you enter Alozaina, you will be welcomed by the first of the town"s historical monuments, the Arco de Alozaina. Dating back to 1951 it was constructed as a tribute to Alozaina"s Arabic past which is still visible today in many corners of the town, especially in the winding streets and white frontage of the town centre.

María Sagredo was the heroine who defended Alozaina during the Moorish invasion. Her courage made her a legend in the town, and it is for this reason that the Alozaina"s old castle bears her name. Of the castle"s original structure, all that remains are parts of a tower and the wall. The rest was reconstructed in an important 20th century project. From the Parque Mirador, you will see exceptional views of Mount Prieta as well as the Hoya de Málaga.

The Santa Ana parish church is one of the most distinguished buildings in Alozaina. Its construction dates back to 1774, although the site was previously occupied by an old temple from the 15th century. It has a Latin cross floor plan, with a wooden roof and the exterior of its tower has a square pattern.

On the outskirts of town you can visit a Mozarabic complex from the 9th and 10th century, the Hoyo de los Peñones. Here you will find a hermit"s dwellings, a necropolis with twenty or so tombs and an aqueduct which takes water from the source, El Albar, to a fountain of the same name. We also recommend you visit the Ermita de la Veracruz y la altiplanicie denominada La Mesa, enclosed in the Aldea de Jorox.

Lastly, you cannot leave Alozaina without visiting the Museo de Aperos y Costumbres Populares de Alozaina, which displays all the tools traditionally used in agricultural labour handcrafting in Alozaina and in the general Sierra de las Nieves region.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Alozaina
Town Hall
Plaza de la Constitución, 3, 29567 
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Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 34 km2
Altitude 386 m
Latitude 36º 43'
Length -4º 51'
Distance to Málaga City 52,3 km
Demographics
City 2090
Men 1057
Women 1033
Nationality Pecheros