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Competa Monuments

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption.- It was ordered to be built by the Catholic Monarchs between 1505 and 1510 and restored later. The interior is divided into three aisles, in the side there are several altars, among which are those dedicated to the Christ of Calvary and the column, in baroque style. The main altar is presided by a fresco depicting the Assumption of the Virgin, by the painter Francisco Hernandez in 1972. The 1884 earthquake destroyed part of the main facade and the old tower, both of them were restored later. The set wins in spectacular, with the magnificent tower of neo-Mudejar 35mts high, built in brick, ocher-colored, four bodies, the latter forming a temple that is topped by a cupola. This church is known as "La Catedral de la Axarquia".

Ermita de San Sebastián.- There are unconfirmed indications that it was the first church built after the expulsion of the Moors, XVI century. In this chapel people worships the image of the patron of the town, San Sebastián. It has a square floor plan and very simple in its lines, the facade with arched and topped with a niche containing an image of the saint.

Ermita de San Antón Abad Extramuros.- Little Chapel of XVIII century, with a rectangular nave, the altar inside is chaired by a wooden statue of St. Anthony and one of the most venerated images in the municipality "the Borriquita."

Natural Park Sierras of Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.- Declared a national hunting reserve, located between the provinces of Malaga and Granada, with more than 40,000 hectares. There are numerous hiking trails within the park, nine of them at the end of Competa.

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