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Villages in Málaga


Villages in Málaga


Atajate is located between the valleys of Guadiaro and Genal, it occupies a exceptional position in this area of the White villages and the Serranía of Ronda. We can observe a landscape in which the olive groves, vineyards and cereal fields live together with the holm oaks, cork trees and thickets that cover the rocky places and the forests.

This village has its origin in an Arab fortification at the beginning of the VIII century, and because of its strategic position in the road that joins the Campo de Gibraltar with Ronda, has had an important role in several historic times.

Atajate Monuments

Church of San Roque
Stone Cross (Cruz de Piedra)
Los Tajos
Towers of la Santa Cruz
Fraile Viewpoint

Fountains & Springs

Atajate Gastronomy

atajate-torrePorridges with honey, fried breadcrumbs of garlic, hot gazpacho (Andalusian soup) and vinegar soups , zurrapas (fried loin of pork in butter and salt) of loin, malcocinado (giblets), almond cheese, enredadillos, borrachuelos (tipsy, soaked in liqueur) and fairy cakes.

How to get there

From the Costa del Sol you arrive to Atajate by the road A-376, that departs from N-340 towards Ronda. Only 3,5 kilometers before coming into Ronda you have to take A-369 towards Algeciras, and the first village you see is Atajate.

Distances from Atajate

Ronda 18 km
Gaucín 19 km
Algeciras 83 km
Estepona 59 km
Cortes de la Frontera 15 km


Atajate - Portada de la Iglesia de San Roque San Roque Church

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