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Canillas de Albaida

Villages in Málaga

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida is located at the foot of the impressive Tejeda and Almijara Ranges, a small town with steep, narrow streets painted and inmmaculate white. Perched on a hillside overlooking terraced gardens of grapevines, cereals and olive groves, the most outstanding feature of this beautiful town is the Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Expectación (Church of Our Lady of Expectation).

In its origins Canillas de Albaida was a Muslim farming community from the 13th century belonging to Vélez-Málaga which was know as Albaida (meaning “white”), not so much due to the colour of the houses, which may or may not have been this colour, but because of the white flowers which, according to chroniclers, abounded in the surrounding area.

The municipality has an area of 33 square kilometres and the 85% belongs to the Sierra Tejeda y Almijara Natural Park. It is a suitable place for the practice of numerous spare and leisure time activities with excellent sights of the greenness of its hilsides full of orchards and olive groves.

Canillas de Albaida Monuments

Chapel of San Anton
Santa Ana Chapel
Church of Our Lady of Expectation
Archaeological remains

Directions

By the Autovia Mediterraneo, level with Algarrobo-Costa, take the A-6203. After leaving Albarrogo and Sayalonga, there is a junction, one road leading to Archez and the other to Competa. You can take either one or the other, because both villages are only a few kilometres from Canillas de Albaida.

Canillas de Albaida Gastronomy

Gastronomy along with the excellent wines, the local dishes include potaje de hinojos (fennel stew), migas (a dish made with cornflour, choto frito (fried sucking calf), gachas (a kind of purée) flapjacks of Pascua and soups of Maimones.

Distances

Malaga 55 km
Granada 136km
Nerja 33 km
Cómpeta 3.5km

Canillas de Albaida Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida - Ntra. Sra. de la Expectación Parish Church

Canillas de Albaida - Canillas de Albaida - Ntra. Sra. de la Expectación Parish Church Bell Tower

Sana Ana Chapel 16th Century

Canillas de Albaida - Sana Ana Chapel

Canillas de Albaida - Sana Ana Chapel

Canillas de Albaida - Sana Ana Chapel

Canillas de Albaida - Sana Ana Chapel

Canillas de Albaida - Sana Ana Chapel


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