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Diputación de Málaga

Alfarnatejo is a village in the north of the Axarquía region of Malaga, surrounded by a stunning mountainous landscape. The Chamizo, Gallo and Vilo mountains surround this pretty village and the spectacular gorges invite visitors to discover the natural beauty of this municipality.

Alfarnatejo dates back to Moorish times and it once had a Moorish castle which is now in ruins. Today it is a typical Andalusian village: charming, friendly and very welcoming.




The church del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla is located at the highest point of the village. Constructed during the 18th century, it would have to be rebuilt in 1977. It has a simple design, with two naves separated by semicircular arches. The giant bells in the belfry tower are particularly impressive from outside.

The cortijo Pulgarín Bajo is an old property in Alfarnatejo that is currently used for rural tourism. It covers an area of 600,000 square meters and has three rural houses, one of which is over 130 years old. The complex has gardens, barbecues, a mill-museum and even a basketball court. The ideal place for a family break.

Where to eat

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Links of interest

Escudo de Alfarnatejo
Town Hall
C/ Pósito, 2, 29194 
Geographic Data
Surface 20 km2
Altitude 925 m
Latitude 36º 59'
Length -4º 16'
Distance to Málaga City 49,3 km
City 358
Men 185
Women 173
Nationality Alfarnatejones