The Iglesia de San Juan Evangelista, built in the XVIII century on the site of an earlier church of much smaller dimensions, stands next to a square in the town centre. The extensive rebuilding and...
Recommended month to visit it: November . When the trees of the riverbanks of the Genil become bronze and ochre in colour and when the sun rays give us some respite after the summer, it is the...
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...
GR 249.3 Stage 2 Cuevas de San Marcos-Cuevas Bajas
Do you want to travel back in time to the days of the Andalusian bandits? Then you have to visit Cuevas Bajas, a municipality located in a small valley northeastern region of Malaga, Noroma. By all accounts, known bandits such as Chato de Benamejí, Antonio Vargas Heredia or Luis Artacho could be found at the Juan González inn. And its geographical location has always been a strategic one; Cuevas Bajas is the junction point between the provinces of Malaga, Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
Comprised of three population centers (the municipality and the villages of Kidron and Moheda), Cuevas Bajas also features a necropolis of artificial caves of the Bronze Age. And do not forget to try the purple carrots, grown in this area for more than 1,300 years.
NOT TO MISS IN CUEVAS BAJAS
On the banks of the Genil river, we find one of the symbols of Cuevas Bajas: the Agusadera waterwheel. This nineteenth century waterwheel collected river water for irrigation and is undoubtedly one of the best examples in the municipality because of its monumental nature.
Cuevas Bajas is best enjoyed by walking the streets and observing the beautiful facades of the buildings. We recommend touring Calle Real and Calle de la Reja to discover the most noteworthy civil buildings. On this tour, we can find two shrines, with the Virgen del Carmen and Jesus of Nazareth, showing the great religious fervor of the town.
The church of John the Baptist was built in the eighteenth century and contains one of the most admired carvings in Cuevas Bajas, the Virgen de los Dolores ("Virgin of Sorrows"). Interestingly, the Sagrario chapel is not behind the high altar, but to the left, a very rare layout. This church was built on top of an older temple, from which you can still see the baptism font of red marble, dating from 1606.
The villages of Moheda and the El Cedrón, which maintains its taditional architecture, finally involve us into the natural landscape of the area. These two villages were built during the Reconquest, in order to dedicate them to agriculture. Here we find the Huertas del Marqués, where theArab irrigation system is still used. Finally, we recommend going up to Altos de San Antón, leaving Cuevas Bajas behind to enjoy with incredible panoramic views.
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