Ardales is in the region of Antequera, bordering on Ronda and Valle del Guadalhorce. The town is 62.5 km from Malaga city and is 454 metres above sea level. Ardales limits with the municipalities of Teba, Campillos, Antequera, Álora, Carratraca, Casarabonela, El Burgo y Cañete la Real.
Average annual rainfall is 400 l / m 2 and average temperature is 15.3 º C.
The presence of prehistoric man left important traces in many parts of the municipality, particularly those found in the Doña Trinidad Grund Cave. The town is of Arab origin, and can be found at the foot of the rocky outcrop that bears his name, lying under the castle and church of the Virgen de los Remedios.
Caminito del Rey (footpath of the King)
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Church
Puente Romano de la Molina (roman bridge of the windmill)
Nuestra Señora de Villaverde Chapel
Chapel of the Incarnation
La Molina Bridge
The municipality cuisine specializes in gazpacho (cold soup mainly served in summer,) local bread, breadcrumbs, goat stew, shepherd’s lamb and pork sausages.
To reach Ardales from Malaga take the A-357 (Cártama direction, which is the first village you will pass). There is no need to take a detour because the road leads directly to the town.
Distances from Ardales
Coin 37 km
Malaga 54 km
San Sebastian Convent
It was founded in 1635 by the Capuchin monks but the building has been conserved from the 18th century. The church is very simple. It has a barrel vault and two side chapels in the gospel side and a choir next to it. Besides the church, there is a chapter house, a refectory and a small cell. Outside, there is an arched entrance and an oculus. The building is currently being restored because it has been badly affected by dampness.