THE MUDEJAR ROUTE | A TOUR OF THE MUSLIM LEGACY IN THE AXARQUIA

An ideal route to immerse yourself in the great Muslim legacy left by the Mudejars, who were the Hispano-Muslim who, after the Christian reconquest, remained in these lands, but preserving their religion, language and customs.

The five towns that make up this route have in common, apart from their Muslim architecture in both ornamentation and architectural structures, the area in which they are. All of them located on the slopes of the Mountains of Tejeda, Alhama and La Almijara Natural Park, the combination of architecture and natural surroundings make these villas are without a doubt among the most charming towns in the Axarquia. Monuments, rivers, trails, fountains, white houses or a rich gastronomy, are just some of the highlights of this route that will not leave you indifferent.

VILLAGES WITH CHARM, HISTORY AND TRADITION … A PERFECT ROUTE TO DISCOVER AXARQUIA THROUGH ITS PAST

THE MUDEJAR ROUTE | CUSTOMIZED MAP WITH ALL VILLAGES

In this personalized map you can see how to make the route from the hotel and below we mark what it takes from one place to another.

A (Cortijo de Salia) – B (Canillas de Aceituno)

30 MINUTES

B (Canillas de Aceituno) – C (Sedella)

15 MINUTES

C (Sedella) – D (Salares)

7 MINUTES

D (Salares) – E(Árchez)

9 MINUTES

E (Árchez) – F(Arenas)

20 MINUTES

F (Arenas) – G (Cortijo de Salia)

39 MINUTES

THE AXARQUIA MUDEJAR ROUTE: 30 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL

CANILLAS DE ACEITUNO

Located on the slopes of the Sierra de Tejeda, a large part of its territory is a protected area as it belongs to the Natural Park. In this charming town in the Axarquia of Malaga, the starting point of the Mudejar Route, its narrow and winding streets and the architecture of its low houses adorned with flowers stand out, giving color and joy to this beautiful place. Also its buildings of Mudejar influence, such as the church, the cistern or the Sgraffito House.

Water is also another of the great protagonists of Canillas de Aceituno, with several streams, fountains and rivers that flow down from the mountains.

THE AXARQUIA MUDEJAR ROUTE: 44 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL

SEDELLA

Also within the Natural Park of the Sierra de Tejada, Alhama and la Almijara, Sedella preserves a great Muslim legacy with monuments such as the Casa Torreón, the church of San Andrés or the hermitage of La Esperanza. Narrow streets, white houses and gabled roofs are some of the characteristics of the layout of Moorish origin that can be seen in this town.

All this, together with its rich natural heritage, with numerous routes, and its typical gastronomy, make Sedella another of the mandatory places to visit on your Mudejar Route through the towns in the interior of the Axarquia.

THE AXARQUIA MUDEJAR ROUTE: 50 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL

SALARES

In the third town of our Mudejar Route, we continue in the foothills of the Natural Park is this charming town that preserves its Arab legacy and gives us beautiful images among the mountains that dominate the landscape. The Church of Santa Ana or the Casa del Torreón, both from the Arab period, are the most important buildings in this town on a hill.

As an interesting fact, in September the Andalusian Arab Festival is held here, in which it commemorates the Muslim past of Salares.

THE AXARQUIA MUDEJAR ROUTE: 49 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL

ARCHEZ

This Moorish-looking town with white houses is located near the foothills of the Natural Park and is the fourth in our visit to the five towns on the Mudejar Route. Among its monuments, the tower or minaret of the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación stands out. Also the remains of an old wall and three old flour mills.

Its popular architecture with a marked Muslim character, its gastronomy or the rivers that cross it, make Árchez another of the places that deserve to be visited in the interior of the Axarquia.

THE MUDEJAR ROUTE OF THE AXARQUIA: 39 MINUTES FROM THE HOTEL

ARENAS

White town with narrow streets that completes the Mudejar Route of the Axarquia villages. Arenas is at the foot of a hill on which one of the best preserved Muslim fortresses in the area was built, the Bentoniz fortress. Among its monuments, the Parish Church of Santa Catalina Mártir stands out, built on an old mosque. And, in the district of Daimalos, very close to the town, there is a fountain and a minaret from the 12th century in Arabic style.

Game meats, sweet wine and oil are its most precious gastronomic products.

THE MUDEJAR ROUTE IS A PERFECT WAY TO DISCOVER SOME OF THE MOST CHARMING VILLAGES IN AXARQUIA BUT WE RECOMMEND YOU VISIT MANY MORE