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Humilladero

Humilladero Humilladero

HumilladeroHumilladero is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is located in the comarca of Antequera. The municipality is situated on the border with the province of Seville and 78 kilometers from the city of Málaga and 528 km from Madrid. It has a population of approximately 3,300 residents.

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Alora

Alora

AloraThe small town of Alora is situated 40 kms north of Málaga by the road to Antequera and just 12 km south of El Chorro. From a distance, it is a typical pueblo blanco; a whitewashed village nestled between three rocky spurs topped by the ruins of a magnificent castle which has an interesting history. Alora's castle was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule. In the 5th century the castle was virtually destroyed by the Visigoths, only to be rebuilt under the Moors; remnants of this era still remain, namely the decorative steel door and the traditional Arab mirador.

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Colmenar – Malaga

Colmenar Colmenar

Colmenar is a lovely village nestled in the northern part of the Málaga mountains (Montes de Málaga) right on the edge of both the Axarquía and the municipality of Antequera. The area where the village is located has a rather ancient history thanks to the fact that it is on the route that links the Axarquía and the Guadalhorce Valley. However, the village itself could be classified as one of Andalucia’s "younger" pueblos as it wasn’t actually established until after the Christian King’s conquest and it didn’t become an independent township until 1777.

In fact, Colmenar was actually the name of an estate which produced honey (the Spanish “colmena” means beehive”). Even today you can buy honey made in the Colmenar area along with fresh locally milled flour – both white and whole grain - and also lovely raw and brown sugars. It seems the traditions behind the name "Colmenar" are still alive today.
Colmenar is not only a village, but also a municipality – one of seven municipalities in the Axarquía. The actual town is 700 metres above sea level. It is part of the "Olive Oil and Mountain Route" (Ruta del Aceite y los Montes).

The layout of Colmenar village is typical of Andalusian villages – even though it does not date back to the Moorish era when narrow, winding streets were the norm.
According to legend, the Candelaria Hermitage is a 17th century building that was erected by a group of sailors from the Canary Islands who were miraculously saved by a storm off the Málaga Coast. Supposedly the hermitage was meant to be a public display of their gratitude.
The Asunción Church was built in the 16th century and includes the remains of arab-style architecture.

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Mollina

Mollina

MollinaMollina is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 16 kilometres from Antequera and 60 from the provincial capital of Málaga. The natives are Mollinatos. It has a population of approximately 4052 residents. There is a large British population in Mollina. There are three Mobile home sites, the largest being Saydo where every Wednesday there is an "English" market. Mollina is a wine growing area and produces wines and sherries.

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