Salares, Axarquía Malagueña
The village of Salares is situated in the Axarquia, at the foot of the impressive Sierras of Tejeda and Almijara. It is a Moorish village, surrounded by almond, orange and olive trees, where the vine was the main crop, and still is an important element in the landscape and its economy. The grape production is destined for winemaking, being famous for the “rome”, tight black grape clusters, harvested by hand, the treading of the grapes sometimes taking place locally.
The village stands 580 metres above sea level, 58 kilometres distant from the city of Málaga and 28 from Vélez Málaga. The municipality records an average rainfall of 670 l/m2, and the average annual temperature is 17 º C
Santa Ana Parish Church
Puente Romano and Archaeological Remains
Ajoblanco: is a type of gazpacho without tomatoes and ground almonds, often served with peeled grapes or raisins.
Floor prridge: with “croutons” and flavored with honey, milk and sugar.
Gazpacho: cold is prepared with garlic, bread crumbs, oil, water, vinegar, tomato and salt with or without pepper and cucumber.
Migas: breadcrumbs are made with water and taken accompanied by grapes, melon, watermelon, oranges, olives, arencas and other products from the country.
From the Costa del Sol, take the Autovia Mediterraneo (A-7 or N-340) to the Velez Malaga ring road. At this point you have to access the A-335, towards Alhama de Granada. After about 9 kilometres from Vélez Málaga ring road, turn onto the MA-125 towards Canillas de Aceituno. From here take the MA-126 to Sedella, and from here take the MA-127 leading to Salares.
Distances from Salares
Malaga 58 km
Velez Malaga 29 km
Sayalonga 13 km
Algarrobo 20 km
Almáchar 44 km
Salares Mudéjar Minaret XIII Century
Declared a National Artistic Historical Monument on November 16, 1979. Restored in 2016.