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Villages in Málaga


Villages in Málaga


The town of Pizarra is situated to the northwest of the city of Malaga, up along the course of the Guadalhorce River, at a distance of 30 km. from Malaga, bordered to the north by Alora, to the south and east by Cártama, to the west by Casarabonela, and to the southwest by Coin.

It has an area of 64.08 km2, and has a length of 8.5 km. from north to south. It sits at an altitude of 80 metres above sea level, and its highest point reaches 447 metres at the summit of the Sierra de Gibralmora. Along these 8.5 is crossed and recrossed by the most important river of the province, the Rio Guadalhorce.

Its population is 6823 according to May census of inhabitants, including such important population centres as Zalea with 617 inhabitants, Cerralba with 509, and the barriada (neighbourhood) of Hippolytus with 137. The largest population centre which gives the town its name is Pizarra with 4963 inhabitants.

An untapped potential for tourism is the proximity of several natural areas as well as its arts and popular traditions, and it is of great interest for the promotion of an alternative tourism, Turismo Rural (rural tourism).

Pizarra Monuments

Convent of the Sisters of the Cross
Nuestra Senora de la  Fuensanta Chapel
San Pedro Apostol Parish Church
Counts of Puerto Hermoso Palace
Santo de 1921

ArchaeologicalPizarra Town Hall
Remains at Castillejos and the Prehistoric Necropolis of Hacho


Among the typical dishes of Pizarra´s cuisine we can highlight the “sopa aplastá”, spanish omelet, asparagus majillo and gazpacho.


If you start from Malaga, take the A-357 towards Campillos. After about 25km link up with the A-343, and three km along this road is Pizarra.

Distances from Pizarra

Malaga 30 km
Campillos 45 km
Marbella 48 km
Antequera 44 km
Cártama 14 km
Álora 9 km


Pizarra - Iglesia Square

Pizarra Bridge

Pizarra Bridge

Pizarra Fountain

Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta Chapel

Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta Chapel - Pizarra

Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta Chapel - Pizarra

Sisters of the Cross Convent

Society of Sisters of the Cross house, ancient Dominican Mothers convent, was founded in Pizarra by Pedro Soto Domecqu (Count of Puerto Hermoso), being inaugurated in 1955.

In its interior, the magnificient Plateresque-Styled altarpiece which decorates the chapel stands out.

Sisters of the Cross Convent - Pizarra


Nuestra Señora de la Paz Church - Zalea - Pizarra

Nuestra Señora de la Paz Church - Zalea - Pizarra

Zalea - Pizarra

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