Alcaucín

29711 Alcaucín, Málaga, Spain

Simona Bertolaso

Alcaucín

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Known for its beautiful landscapes, Alcaucín is a village in the Axarquia region that overlooks the Natural Park of Sierras de Tejada, Almijara and Alhama. Its environment makes it a paradise for hikers and nature lovers.

Founded during Arab rule, Alcaucín has preserved its name and its urban layout from that time. Winding streets, whitewashed houses and flowered patios welcome you to this charming town in inner Malaga. A small town of 2,800 inhabitants in which 30% of the population is of British origin.

In Alcaucín the ruins of the Castillo de Zalía, built by the Arabs on a Phoenician fortress, and archaeological sites of considerable historical significance are preserved.

The Fuente de los Cinco Caños is a real local icon, its waters come from a source that has never ceased to spout. But think twice before quenching your thirst: the tradition says that whoever drinks from the centre pipe finds their husband or wife in the village.

La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, next to the town hall, is one of the most outstanding buildings of Alcaucín. It was built in the seventeenth century, consisting of two buildings and has a rococo style dressing room. The temple houses interesting works of art, such as the tallas del Niño Jesús, the Inmaculada Concepción, the Nazareno and the Virgen de los Dolores.

Near the cemetery of Alcaucín is the eighteenth century Ermita de Jesús del Calvario. You can get a good panoramic of the surrounding villages from this baroque cut sanctuary.

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