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Alfarnatejo, in the province of Malaga , Information, history  and Property for Sale and Rent

description : Situated at the northern end of La Axarquia and 928ms above sea level, Alfarnate is sheltered on the N.E.by Mount Gallo.

The area is mainly agricultural and the village has been in existence since the Muslim period, remebered every September 12th with the Moors and Christians feast of Ntra.Sra de Masalud.

History of Alfarnatejo

history : Typical of the area, the village has prehistoric origins with later Moorish occupation and architecture.Unlike most other villages in Axarquia, Alfarnate is flat with wide streets.

The river Palancar winds through the village dividing it in two joined by three picturesque bridges.The name, Alfarnate, is derived from the 10th century Arab Al-farnat which means flour-mill.

The 16th century church of Santa Ana has a Mudejar minaret.

Things to visit in Alfarnatejo

to visit : The town is overlooked by the small Cerro del Santo Cristo mountain, which has a sanctuary on top of the same name, where outdoor mass is sometimes held.The buildings in the town are mostly two storey and typically whitewashed.

The most historic street, Calle Secretaria, houses numerous 16th century buildings and the Plaza del Ayuntamiento where bullfighting used to take place during the September festival.In the 19th century the town was an important bandit centre, due to its geographical location

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Picture of the Town of Alfarnatejo, located in the Costa del Sol of Malaga Province, Spain
Alfarnatejo Town, Malaga-2

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