Size: 65.50 Km?
Population: 3,202
Residents known as: Colmenare?os
Monuments: Church of La Asunci?n, Hermitage of La Candelaria, Caves of Los Chivos.
Geographical situation: In the high Axarqu?a, 44 kilometres from V?lez and 35 from Malaga, at 696 metres above sea level.
Tourist information: Town Hall, Plaza de Espa?a, 9. 29170.

Malaga is still a healthy place thanks to the natural areas around that work as the lungs of the city, Further than the botanic park Finca de la Concepcion, La Consula and El Retire, the mountains of Malaga stand behind the city as the guards of health and welfare. This is a place where people find leisure and relax. The history of this mountainous spot is very long. It limits with the so-called Hoya de Malaga and that takes up the right basin of river Guadalmedina. The woods there, found long time ago, were cut down for economic reasons with the Reconquista. The term Reconquista refers to the eight centuries during which the Christian kings of the Spanish kingdoms gradually reclaimed their country from the Moors. From this time then on many floods raze to the ground the city during centuries. A series of tragedies that were solved thanks to the reforestation with pine trees which recovered the huge ecologic value of that natural spot.
Malaga is still a healthy place thanks to the natural areas around that work as the lungs of the city, Further than the botanic park Finca de la Concepcion, La Consula and El Retire, the mountains of Malaga stand behind the city as the guards of health and welfare. This is a place where people find leisure and relax. The history of this mountainous spot is very long. It limits with the so-called Hoya de Malaga and that takes up the right basin of river Guadalmedina. The woods there, found long time ago, were cut down for economic reasons with the Reconquista. The term Reconquista refers to the eight centuries during which the Christian kings of the Spanish kingdoms gradually reclaimed their country from the Moors. From this time then on many floods raze to the ground the city during centuries. A series of tragedies that were solved thanks to the reforestation with pine trees which recovered the huge ecologic value of that natural spot.

Malaga is still a healthy place thanks to the natural areas around that work as the lungs of the city, Further than the botanic park Finca de la Concepcion, La Consula and El Retire, the mountains of Malaga stand behind the city as the guards of health and welfare. This is a place where people find leisure and relax. The history of this mountainous spot is very long. It limits with the so-called Hoya de Malaga and that takes up the right basin of river Guadalmedina. The woods there, found long time ago, were cut down for economic reasons with the Reconquista. The term Reconquista refers to the eight centuries during which the Christian kings of the Spanish kingdoms gradually reclaimed their country from the Moors. From this time then on many floods raze to the ground the city during centuries. A series of tragedies that were solved thanks to the reforestation with pine trees which recovered the huge ecologic value of that natural spot.
Malaga is still a healthy place thanks to the natural areas around that work as the lungs of the city, Further than the botanic park Finca de la Concepcion, La Consula and El Retire, the mountains of Malaga stand behind the city as the guards of health and welfare. This is a place where people find leisure and relax. The history of this mountainous spot is very long. It limits with the so-called Hoya de Malaga and that takes up the right basin of river Guadalmedina. The woods there, found long time ago, were cut down for economic reasons with the Reconquista. The term Reconquista refers to the eight centuries during which the Christian kings of the Spanish kingdoms gradually reclaimed their country from the Moors. From this time then on many floods raze to the ground the city during centuries. A series of tragedies that were solved thanks to the reforestation with pine trees which recovered the huge ecologic value of that natural spot.


Venta La Nada Typical food grown locally served in a tradional style. Great restaurant!
Venta El Pinar. Specialising in fried breadcrumbs, rabbit, rice dishes, kid and mountain dishes. Carretera Colmenar. Tel: 952 110 127.

Hotel de Monta?a Los Arrieros. Casabermeja road towards Colmenar, Km.8. Tel: 952 73 03 52 Fax 952 731 066.


Hotel de Monta?a Los Arrieros. Casabermeja road towards Colmenar, Km.8. Tel: 952 73 03 52 Fax 952 731 066.

The most traditional dishes of the area are chickpea soup, bean omelettes, gazpachuelo, porra and fried breadcrumbs. Cold gazpacho is eaten in summer, and every dish is accompanied by a glass of home-made must wine. The olive oil and honey used here is of a very high quality, as are the pastries made by the local people. And as in most towns in this region, pork and its derivatives are used extensively in the local cooking.

 
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Villages of
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