Teba is on the northern boundary of the comarca (region) of Ronda. The village is on a hill, has broad open aspects, with rich fertile fields to work at it’s foot.
Teba is in the Comarca of Guadalteba, to the west of Antequera, and is integrated geographically. The village stands at 555 metres above sea level and lies 87 kilometres from the Malaga capital. Average annual rainfall is 500 l/m2 and the average temperature is 14 º C.
In turn, Teba offers up a view of a high area containing with the remains of the Castillo de la Estrella (Castle of the Star) at the top, in which castle are preserved the Keep and large stretches of the defenses along with a spectacular parade ground. Teba was an important place in the battles of the Reconquista, being taken at the beginning of the fourteenth century by the troops of Alfonso XI. There is an important municipal museum with objects from the Phoenician, Iberian and Roman eras found in the region.
The Santa Cruz Parish Church, built in the early eighteenth century, is of great merit and rich in imagery worth viewing. Also important is the treasure, with chalices, liturgical artifacts, and crosses etc. From Teba come the Guzmans and Portocarreros, ancestors of Eugenia de Montijo, Empress of France by her marriage to Napoleon III.
Iglesia Parroquial de la Santa Cruz (Church of the Holy Cross)
San Francisco Convent
Palaces and Stately Homes
Teba Museum & Town Hall
Located on the ground floor of the Town Hall, the rooms in the Teba museum conserve the most important archaeological remains of the history of the village, from the Lower Paleolithic Period to Modern Times. This is a historical collection that has wonderful items such as the Iberian sculpture of a sheep, the portrait of the Roman Emperor Tiberius, a collection of inscribed pedestals, amonghst which, the Erotes (winged children) pedestal stands out, alongside the medieval and Castilian items. All these items ideally complement the extraordinary patrimony that the village of Guadalteba conserves.
In the cuisine of this town, we can highlight:
Home produced sweets: fritters, pies, cake and almond oil, muffins, cakes and egg bagels. All are produced and sold in local industries.
Porra tebeña, with such products as pan duro mojado, ham, tuna and eggs with tomato.
Pork products: include black pudding, blood sausage, chorizo and pork rinds.
Fresh and cured products are made and sold in local industries.
And we also find: lamb pastoral, “Lavapuertas”, Esparragos del monte, casseroles, honey, juice and soup “jervía”.
Directions to Teba
From any point on the Costa del Sol, on the Autovia Mediterraneo (A-7, N-340) you will reach the city of Málaga, from where you take the A-45 towards Antequera. Without entering Antequerra, take the A-92, direction Sevilla, and about 6 kilometres from this point, you will see the turning to Campillos, by the A- 384. From Campillos take the MA-468, which leads directly to Teba.
Distances from Teba
Ronda 50 km
Cordoba 124 km
Granada 139 km
Campillos 12 km
Church Convent of San Francisco Cover. S.XVI (todsay is a sports center)
Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno Chapel
Church of the Holy Royal Cross
The Church of the Holy Royal Cross was built at the request of the neighbours of the town who wished its location in the middle of the Village because until the end of the 17th century the ancient Church was placed in the enclusure of the Count Castle and, since 1695 it showed such a ruinous appearance that it resulted very difficult the fulfilment of its religious functions and even its restoration. In the Baroque style, the Church has almost cathedral appearance and in the 19th century so remarkable personalities like Pascual Madoz said that it was “one of the best buildings that are known in the country by its solidity, beauty, capacity and wealth in artistic works”. The author was José Tirado who worked in it from 1699 to 1715.
In its archaeological composition it shows up its basilica floor with three parallel naves separated by ernomous Tuscan columns made of red marble and with plain shaft. The pictorial heritage that it holds is worth showing up together with its well looked after “treasure”, at present organized as a parochial museum.
“Cover of the House of Empress Eugenia de Montijo, Countess of Teba”
Marqués de Greñina Palace
Ntra. Sra. del Carmen Chapel
El Chorro Fountain