Map of the urban route of Arriate (in Spanish and in English)
This publication has been made under the Development Plan to Promote Tourism in the Serrania de Ronda, is bilingual (English and Spanish), and includes at the back a description and a map of the urban routes of the Serrania de Ronda.
As the legend goes, Arriate appeared in the times of the Catholic Monarchs. The first written evidence dates from 1570 registered in the census of the King Felipe II. However, the origin of the name of the town is Arabic, deriving from “Arriadh”, which means gardens. Arriate does not appear officially as an independent villa until August 8th, 1630, to be incorporated in 1635 once more as part of the administrative area of Ronda. On February 14th, 1661, the town finally achieved its total independence as a municipality. This independence cost the town 352,739 maravedi – former gold and silver coins issued in Spain.
The starting point is located in the Paseo del Emigrante. From here, go to the town centre by the Profesor Dîaz Mena square. Then, take one of the most symbolic and narrow streets, La Callejuela, that will drive you to the Parish Church. Going straight on, you can contemplate the chapels of the two fraternities that in Holy Week take out to the street the processional thrones carrying the images of Ntro. Padre Jesús (Our Father Jesus) and Santo Cristo (Saint Christ). After that, go down by Horno street to the
house of the Moctezuma Marquises. Continue on up to the viewpoint of La Estacá neighbourhood, firstly stopping at La Aurora square. Finally, return to town going by the viewpoint of La Habana.
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