The highest villages in Malaga that you should visit

the 5 highest mountainous villages in Malaga

Do you want to know which are the highest villages in Malaga? ✅ Do you want to discover the history behind them? ✅ We show you the Top 5 villages of Malaga that you must visit.

The villages of Malaga are famous for their white houses, their narrow streets and their gastronomy. Malaga offers a great variety of villages, both coastal and mountainous that are worth visiting. In this post, we want to focus on the second group and talk about the 5 highest mountainous villages in Malaga, ranked from the highest to the lowest in altitude.

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The 5 highest villages in Malaga

These are the 5 highest villages in Malaga that you can not miss:

The highest village in Malaga: Alfarnate

Alfarnate is the highest village in Malaga, at 886 meters above sea level. However, the village streets are not too steep, as it is situated on a large plain area surrounded by the mountains of “Sierra de Camarolos”, “Sierra del Jobo”, “Puerto de los Alazores”, “Sierra de Alhama” and “Sierra de Enmedio”.

Alfarnate is also one of the most beautiful Moorish towns in the province of Malaga. Its name comes from the Arabic word “Al-Farnat”, which means “flour mill”, thanks to the fact that in the 10th century, Alfarnate was a popular area for its flour production.

From Alfarnate’s gastronomy, we can highlight traditional dishes such as “migas”, “morrete” (scramble potatoes and mushrooms with sauce), “cachorreñas soup”, pot and porridge. On the other hand, the most popular sweet dishes in Alfarnate are: “rosco carrero”, “roscos de vino”, “palillos” and “mantecados”.

If you visit the highest village in Malaga we recommend you to stop at “Venta de Alfarnate” to enjoy some delicious “huevos a lo bestia” or “asado de cochinillo lechal”; have a coffee in Pub Morgan, the busiest drinks bar in the village and take advantage of the opportunity to buy one of the best olive oils in Malaga: “el Aceite de Oliva Virgen de Monsalud”.

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The neighbouring town of the highest village in Malaga: Alfarnatejo

Alfarnatejo is the second highest village in Malaga, located at 858 meters above sea level. It is known for being a neighbouring town of Alfarnate and it is surrounded by “El Chamizo”, “El Gallo” y “El Vilo”, so the views from this municipality are spectacular.

During the Muslim domination, the peak of “Alto Fraile” was used as an observation point to control the passage of enemies. There used to be a fortress, known as “Castillo de Sabar” and in its surroundings, a farmhouse was built. The history says that the farm could be the origin of Alfarnatejo.

Like Alfarnate, the typical dishes of this town are: “morrete”, “migas” and “cachorreñas soup”. In addition to the “choto al ajillo”, the “roscos de San Marcos” and the salad of mint and garlic.

We recommend visiting the ruins of the Arab castle and the church of “Santo Cristo de Cabrilla”, located in the highest area of the town, and end the visit with a “cachorreñas soup”.

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The highest city in the Province of Malaga: Ronda

Located at 740 meters above sea level, Ronda is one of the highest and most beautiful points in Malaga. After Antequera, Ronda is the most populated municipality in the inside lands of the province. It locates on a deep gorge by the Guadalevin River where the architecture and views are unique.

Ronda has many amazing places to see, we recommend you to visit “Plaza de Toros de Ronda”, “el Puente Nuevo”, “los Baños Arabes”, “el Palacio de Mondragón” and “el Mirador de Aldehuela”.

The gastronomy of Ronda is based on simple dishes such as tomato soups, and “potaje de garbanzos o lentejas”. In addition: “el chivo asado al estilo serrano”, “chorizo on alcohol sauce” and “beef with potatoes”.

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One of the 5 highest villages in Malaga: Comares

Comares is one of the prettiest white villages in Costa del Sol and it is also one of the highest villages in Malaga. The centre of the town is located in a slightly steep area at 703 meters above sea level, an area full of ravines and farmhouses.

Comares was founded by the Phoenician Greeks who arrived in Malaga in the 7th century B.C and a century later it became the fortress of the Muslims, hence its architecture, name and current location.

About its gastronomy, we recommend you to try “el plato de los montes”, “el gazpachuelo” and “sopa de puchero”. Another of its main attractions is “Sweet wine of Comares” and its “embutidos” from the area.

If you visit Comares, we recommend you to visit the old fortress, since the views since it is even possible to see the Mediterranean Sea and also visit the old cemetery right next to the fortress.

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The 5th highest village in Costa del Sol: Villanueva del Rosario

This town is located at the foot of the mountains of “Jobo” and “Camarolos”, and borders with the Malaga Mountains, and surrounded by olive groves. Located at 697 meters above sea level, Villanueva del Rosario becomes the fifth highest village in Malaga.

It is one of the best-known mountain villages to enjoy a quiet and relaxed day, and it also has numerous hiking and climbing routes. The largest route has about 15 kilometres and takes us from the cross of “Camarolos” to “Chamizo”, becoming one of the most difficult routes you can find.

The traditional cuisine of Villanueva del Rosario uses the products of the area, such as olive oil, potatoes and cereals, all of the highest quality. The most important dishes are: “las perdices con arroz” and “conejo al ajillo”.

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Save the day! and visit one of the highest villages in Malaga during the weekend.

Three King’s Parades in Malaga

cabalgata 2019

Do you want to spend a magical afternoon with your family? Still do not know where to see the Three King’s Parad2019? 

As every January 5, their Majesties Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar, come to Malaga to fill thousands of families with hope. Whether by land, sea or air, the three biblical kings do everything possible to fulfill the wishes of the local people.

Some enjoy the afternoon as a family with their children, others remember with excitement how they lived this day when they were younger, and the rest, focus on collecting as many candy as possible. For this last group, a cavalcade can become a battlefield.

If you want to spend a special afternoon on January 5, choose one of these 6 Three King’s Parade held in Malaga.

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The best Three King’s Parades in Malaga

Thousands of people, adults and children, gather on January 5 to see the Three King’s of the East in the streets of Malaga. If you have not yet decided the exact place to live this special event, choose one of these 6 locations we recommend to enjoy a magical afternoon.

Cabalgata de Malaga in the city centre

On Saturday January 5, 2019 at 6pm you have an appointment with the Three Kings of the East in Malaga city centre to enjoy of the most spectacular and fun ride of all.

Due to the construction works for the new line of the subway , the Three King’s Parade in Malaga 2019 will modify its route. On this occasion, it will be re-route to Calle Larios from the Plaza de la Marina.

The exact route is: Avenida de Cervantes – Plaza del General Torrijos – Paseo del Parque – Plaza de la Marina – Calle Larios – Calle Martínez – Atarazanas – Plaza de Arriola – Santa Isabel Hall – Carretería – Álamos – Plaza de la Merced.

At the end of the Malaga parade, the kings stop in Alcazabilla and Císter Street with torches to light up the way, as an offer to the lord Jesus Christ on the stairs of the Cathedral. Once there, there will be a music concert and a Choir of White Voices called “Ad Libitum”.

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Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Marbella

On Saturday, January 5, from 6pm, the parade of the Three king’s of Marbella 2019 will take place.

A total of 27 floats, lots of music and colour to excite the entire family. In addition, the snow is also guaranteed, thanks to foam cannons that will be located in the of the Fire Extinguishing trucks provided by Marbella City Council.

The peculiarity of this parade is that the King’s make the journey in vintage cars. It starts at Avenida Severo Ochoa (from Quirón Hospital building), and continue along Avenida Ramón y Cajal to end at Avenida Ricardo Soriano.

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Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Benalmadena

On January 5, 2019 at noon, the King’s will land in Benalmádena Marina to visit the main streets of Benalmádena during the afternoon, distributing tons of candy among hundreds of children.

The “Cabalga de Reyes Magos” of  Benalmádena, as every year, is divided into two areas:

– “Cabalgata Benalmadena”.
At 4:30pm the king’s parade will begin at Los Nadales Fairground and it will end at the town hall of Benalmádena.

– “Cabalgata Arroyo de la Miel”.
At 7pm, the Arroyo de la Miel parade will begin at Tivoli World Amusement Park and it will end at Plaza de la Mezquita.

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Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Torremolinos

The Three king’s parade of Torremolinos will be held on January 5, 2019 from 5pm, with 5000 kilos of candy and almost 1 ton of confetti and serpentine rolls. It will end at 8pm at Torremolinos Town Hall.

An association of Torremolinos has proposed for the next parade to consist on a woman, a man and a transsexual as the Three king’s in favor of equality. Torremolinos has been, for many years, a cradle of freedom for the LGTB community but we do not know yet if this proposal will be approved for the next parade.

As every year, the tour will start in Plaza Blas Infante and it will cover the main streets of the city. Are you going to miss it?

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Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Campanillas

The Three King’s land in Campanillas on January 5, 2019. From 17:30h the Parade of the Three King’s will depart from the Francisco de Quevedo school to Guadalquivirejo street, passing through the Chopos lane, Aljaima and Chaparral.

In addition, the day before, the Royal Mailman will be collecting the children’s letters at the Beltrán Lucena cultural center, an event organized by the El Carmen Association with the collaboration of the Municipal Council.

If you want to avoid the crowded Parade in city centre , visiting the Three King’s parade of Campanillas is a good option.

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Cabalgata de Reyes Magos in Antequera

On 2018, the Three King’s of Antequera came from the sky in a balloon. Next January 5, 2019, Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar will visit Antequera to deliver small toys, candy and much happiness.

In these parade, besides candies, you can also receive small cakes, bread snacks and even local muffins from the floats. Did you expect it?

From 6pm you can enjoy the Reyes Magos Parade of Antequera, starting in Plaza de Toros and taking the following route through the town: Ronda Intermedia, Avenida Pío XII, Plaza Castilla, Alameda de Andalucía, Infante Don Fernando, Plaza San Sebastián , Encarnación, Calzada, Diego Ponce, Cantareros and returning to Alameda de Andalucía and Puerta de Estepa.

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And you? How do you usually enjoy the night before the arrival of the Three King’s? Do you have a favorite Parade in Malaga?

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