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Cuevas de San Marcos

Diputación de Málaga
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    This route mostly forms part of the 4t stage of the long-distance path Nº 7, which connects two towns in the area by the farming path that almost entirely goes along the Genil River. This trail,...


    The Genil River has ecological flow all year round, so water sports can be done here even in summer. In winter, rain impacts on the water level, while in summer the water comes from draining of...


    The center of Cuevas de San Marcos is protected in the South by the limestone wall called Falla de la Sierra del Camorro. The unique morphology elevation is caused by the plate tectonics from the...

Cuevas de San Marcos is a municipality in the region of Nororma, in the province of Malaga. It is between the Sierra Camorro and the Genil River, and near the Iznájar reservoir, the largest in Andalusia.

Active tourism aficionados and all travelers wanting to be in contact with nature can enjoy a fantastic range of activities and places to visit, such as the Sierra Camorro Fault.




The most important archaeological site of Cuevas de San Marcos is in Sierra Camorro: The Medina de Belda Site, where the old medieval city settled.

On the other hand, the Cave of Belda brings together a larger number of speleologists each year. The interior contains interesting karst formations, stalactites and stalagmites, and three inland lakes. This cave also denotes the presence of prehistoric settlers thanks to the discovery of some remains.

In the beautiful setting of the town, we can also visit two outstanding civil constructions, the Aceña waterwheel, from the eighteenth century, and Luis Armiñán Bridge, built in 1910.

The Municipal Archaeological Museum helps us to become aware of the great historic and prehistoric heritage of Cuevas de San Marcos. Highlights are the Punic-Roman pieces, a diverse collection of Hispano-Muslim and Visigoth ceramic materials.

In the town center stands the church of St Mark the Evangelist a part baroque, part neoclassical building built in the seventeenth century and remodeled in the eighteenth century.

Also from the eighteenth century is the chapel of Carmen, small temple that combines Neo-Gothic and neo-classical influences and has a unique hexagonal shrine.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Cuevas de San Marcos
Town Hall
Plaza Luis de Armiñán, 31, 29210 
Area Nororma
Geographic Data
Surface 37 km2
Altitude 440 m
Latitude 37º 16'
Length -4º 24'
Distance to Málaga City 81,5 km
City 3648
Men 1838
Women 1810
Nationality Cuevachos