Guide Touristique de Cuevas de San Marcos (en espagnol)
Publication financed by the Competitiveness Plan of Tourism of the Sierra Norte de Málaga with basic information of Cuevas de San Marcos. Such information includes the map of the town with points of interest, a brief description of the town, its history, its heritage, its nature, routes on foot, accommodation (hotels, hostels , guesthouses, cottages, rural tourist homes, etc.) and restaurants, festivals and recipes of its traditional cuisine. It also provides brief information Competitiveness Plan, as well as contact information (website, email, tourist office, city hall, etc..).
Cuevas de San Marcos is located in The Subbêtica Malagueña Mountains in the western part of the region. This place was a settlement of Romans, Visigothics and Moslems in ancient times.
The area of white houses is located at the foot of La Falla del Camorro, declared a natural monument, surrounded by soft round hills, situated in the northern part by the Genil River.
Visitors can take a walk round the village and find interesting old houses and lovely streets. Moreover, in the vicinity of Cuevas de San Marcos, we can find the largest reservoir in Andalucia, The Iznajar Reservoir.
Places to see
- San Marcos Evangelista Church (XVII – XIX)
- Ntra. Sra. del Carmen Hermitage (XVIII – XIX)
- Archaeological Museum
- Medina Belda (VIII)
- Belda Cave (Prehistory)
- La Aceña Water – Wheel (XIX)
- Luis de Armiñán Bridge (XX)
- El Pilar Quarter
- The banks ok the Iznajar Reservoir
- The banks of the Genil River
- El Camorro Fault and Mountain
- Relleno de Carnival (a typical sausage in Carnival festival)
- Picadillo de zanahoria “morá” (a salad using purple carrots)
- La sobrehusa (a crew made with beans and eggs)
- Dulces con carete (cakes with a special cream)
- Hornazo de San Marcos, embustes and manoleste, roscos sosos and pan de cortijo (typical desserts).
- Easter, with a long history
- San Marcos, traditional procession to The Iznajar Reservoir, one of the festivals which many local people attend (April 25th)
- Virgen del Carmen Festival (around July 16th)
- August Fair
- The Candelas, where fires burn in the streets and visitors taste traditional breadcrumbs and Christmas sweets (December 7th night).
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