Jubrique stretched through the Eastern slope of Bajo Genal in the region of Serranía de Ronda. Its territory is full of hills covered by olive groves, chestnut trees and vines, while in the depth of the streams and above all in the banks of the river Genal, we can also find small vegetable gardens with fruits and vegetables.
The city centre is located over a mountainous rise in which its streets and houses have to adapt to this kind of land. Jubrique preserves the traditional appearance of the villages in the mountainous region with narrow and steep streets, in which sides there are ground houses with whitewashed facades. Jubrique has several religious buildings with a popular and historic interest such as the Church of San Francisco de Asis (XVI century), the most characteristic monument of Jubrique. We can observe the spots of Charco Picao, the Estrecho, and the hermitage of Castañuelo, the hermitage of Santa Cruz del Chorrillo, the Vegedas, the Tomilla and the valley of the river Genal which are places with a great interest in Jubrique because of its landscape.
The most ancient papers that exist about the history of Jubrique date from the XVII century; however, like a settlement it dates from distant times. In a farm called El Tesoro, to 4 kilometres from the village, there were found pieces of pottery and other remains of a village and its necropolis such as a tomb with jewellery and other tools that should be the trousseau of the deceased who was buried there. These ways of burial were typical of the Phoenician village, being later used by the natives with whom Jubrique lived with.
From the Arab domination, we only can find a tower, adjacent to the Parish Church, which it is supposed it was the minaret of the mosque.
The most traditional dishes in the municipality are the stew of fennels, the hot gazpacho, the cod and young garlic omelettes, just as the slaughtering meat and the dried meat. We can drink a delicious grape juice wine, produced with grapes of the field. In confectionery, Jubrique has tasty sweets such as the hijuela, cooked with flour, egg, oil and honey.
How to get there
By the road AP-7 (N-340) you arrive in Estepona, and in this village you have to take the Motorway A-557 until till you get to the locality. It is a local road with stretches of many bends but with a beautiful landscape. If you leave from Ronda, you have to take the Motorway A-376 and then take the Motorway A-369 until Algatocín, where you have to take MA-536, which leads you to the town.
Distances from Jubrique
Gaucín 21 km
Málaga 123 km
Estepona 34 km
Algatocín 13 km
Genalguacil 10 km
Jubrique Walking Trails
Sendero de Charco Esteban SL-A 195 (Charco Esteban Trail)
Distance: 6 km
Estimated running time: 1 hour 10 min.
It is a lineal path very popular with locals from Jubrique who look for a refreshing place in summer. You will need enough energy and time to walk back to the departure point. In front of El Chorrillo Hermitage, you will find a path which will take you through various fields of pine trees, Holm and cork oaks. You will soon arrive in an area called the Higuerón Alto, from where you will see the other side of the valley Valle del Genal with its typical whitewashed towns standing out in the green hillside. Above Benalauría you will see the characteristic landscape of the Peñón de Benadalid which is located between the valleys Valle del Genal and Guadiaro. The track will suddenly finish in a house but you will find a narrow track on your right that will take you in a few minutes to the river Río Genal and Charco Esteban. This is your final destination. Close to the natural pool Charco Esteban, there is a spring which has running water all year.
Jubrique – La Tenería – Benalauría PR-A 291 Trail
Distance: 6,3 km
Estimated running time: 1 hour 30 min.
You will leave behind the local swimming pool in Jubrique and go along the walking trail which will take you yo the next town, Faraján. Once you pass a crossroad on your right called El camino de La Solana and you will continue towards a track on your left. Then you will leave the track to Faraján and will descend to the river Río Genal through woodlands of Holm oaks, olive and almond trees and thorugh some fields of cork oaks. You will need to remember to continue descending on the main path at all times towards the north east. You will cross the river Río Genal close to a tannery where the leather used to be tanned and you will walk uphill the opposite side of the river towards Benalauría, which is the end of the trail. If, when you are at the tannery, you decide to keep walking downhill along the river, you will arrive at the natural pool Charco Esteban and you will be able to return to Jubrique along an easy track.
Sendero de la Solana SL-A 193 Trail
Distance: 2,4 km
Estimated running time: 45 min.
It is a circular path ideal for families. You will leave the town throught almond trees and Holm oaks woodlands. On your right you will see the peak Pico de Umbría and, a bit southern, the hermitage la Ermita del Castañuelo. The path finishes in a track which will lead you to an abandoned house on the right hand side. You will continue walking uphill straight on towards a main path which will take you back to the town. You will arrive at the sport centre in Jubrique from which we could either walk to the town centre or continue towards a paved path which links Jubrique with Faraján. If you decide to keep walking, you will need to walk towards your left along this same paved path and you will soon arrive at the local swimming pool in Jubrique, which is your final destination.