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    Its construction began in the 16th century and was completed halfway through the next. It is a temple with three naves that are divided up by half-pointed arches resting on square columns. There...


    Within the resources specifically relevant to the region of Axarquia are the creation of the “Casa-Museo de la Miel de Malaga” (Honey Museum), located in the municipality of Colmenar and whose...

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    The name originates from the great number of beehives in one of the farms, where the present town originated during the Christian Reconquista. Name of its inhabitants: Colmenarenos. Famous...

Between the Axarquía region and Montes de Málaga lies Colmenar, whose main emblem (honey) is even reflected in its name. Located in a land of contrasts, this municipality hides enclaves ideal for climbing, trekking or hiking.

Nineteenth century stately homes, with their facades with niches and their typical Andalusian patios, are the elements that characterize the urban landscape of Colmenar. For the variety and quality of its typical products, this town is known as the ""pantry of the province of Malaga"".




In Colmenar, you can visit a Honey Museum, a space dedicated to the most emblematic product of the municipality. Its facilities occupy the former home of the Guild of Farmers and feature several themed rooms, a classroom-workshop and a gift shop. In the same building the headquarters of the Malaga Beekeepers Association can also be found.

The most representative monument of Colmenar is the chapel of the Shrine, also known as Convent of the Holy Virgin of Candelaria. It was built in the seventeenth century in the highest part of the village and houses the image of the town"s patron saint. The temple has a single nave and a chancel whose vault is decorated in mannerist style.

Another significant example of religious architecture in Colmenar is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It has three naves separated by arches, three dressing rooms and a majestic tower on the outside.

It is also worth visiting the chapel of Saint Joseph, in the Plaza de España, and the Puerta de la Cruz, at the main entrance to the village. The latter consists of an artistic monolith that includes the town"s coat of arms.

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Escudo de Colmenar
Town Hall
Plaza de España, 7, 29170 
Geographic Data
Surface 66 km2
Altitude 694 m
Latitude 36º 54'
Length -4º 20'
Distance to Málaga City 32,1 km
City 3409
Men 1741
Women 1668
Nationality Colmenareños