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Canillas de Aceituno

Villages in Málaga

Canillas de Aceituno

Canillas de Aceituno extends over the slopes of the Sierra Tejeda, to the north of the comarca (region) of Axarquia. It is surrounded by the la Maroma peak and the peak of Fuerte and Rompealbaldas. Canillas is a Moorish village, where the grapevine was the main crop, and still is an important element in the landscape and the economy. The only remains of Arabic origin which are preserved in the village are a well near the existing fuente del Huertezuelo and the Torre de la Reina Mora.


Canillas is to the northeast of the Axarquia, 17 km distant from Vélez Málaga and 53 km from the capital of the province. The village is about 650 metres above sea level, records an average rainfall of 670 l/m2 and the average annual temperature is 17 º C

Canillas de Aceituno Monuments

Casa de la Reina Mora

Algibe Medieval

Fuente de las Fájaras, Tajos Lisos las Rabitas and la Rahije.Ermita de la Virgen del Carmen de Canillas de Aceituno

Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Leon

Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Carmen (convent)

Hiking Trails

Ruta de los Neveros

Mirador de los Tajos Lisos (viewpoint)    El Saltillo

Canillas de Aceituno Gastronomy

One of the most traditional dishes in Canillas de Aceituno is the kid roasted in a wook-fired oven, also in the municipality is traditional the black pudding with onion, kid with almond sauce, fennel stew, etc.


From the Autovia Mediterraneo (A-7, N-340) linked, in the direction of Velez Malaga, to the A-335, which is a road along the backbone of the Axarquia. After about 10 kilometres, you will see the turning to the MA-125, which leads directly to the town.


Malaga 53 km
Nerja 40 km

Canillas de Aceituno 4/01/2015

Plaza de las Palmeras, Canillas de Aceituno

Mirador del Castillo - Canillas de Aceituno

Plaza Maestro Francisco Gallero Badillo de Canillas de Aceituno

Plaza del Castillo

Canillas de Aceituno Town Hall

Un comentario

  1. Juan escribio:

    Para quien quiera hacer la ruta de El Saltillo… ahora que ha cambiado con la instalación de las nuevas pasarelas y del puente colgante en está la guía con todo lo que hay que saber.

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