Monuments and Museums in Casabermeja
Aside from the allure of this pueblo blanco’s captivating facade itself, the historical and artistic sites you can find here will make your trip to this mountain village pretty much worth your while. What you’ll find below are the Casabermeja monuments and museums that should be included in every visitor’s itinerary.
Torre Zambra - One of the last vestiges of the long Moorish occupation in the region, this imposing tower is perched on a hilltop some four kilometers from the village. It offers a magnificent view of the province, a part of Granada in the east, and even a strip of the northern coast of Africa in the south. The tower can be reached via the old road connecting Casabermeja and Malaga, at km 14.
Cementerio Municipal de San Sebastian - This peculiar cemetery was declared a National Monument back in the 1980’s. The distinction was made for its unique burial mounds and tombstones. During All Saints Day, relatives of the dead gather at the cemetery to clean the mounds and to adorn them with flowers.
From a distance, the cemetery’s narrow passage ways and whitewashed mausoleums make it appear like a miniaturized version of the town itself.
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro - First constructed in the early part of the 16th century, this church underwent major renovations and expansions in the 18th and 19th centuries. The interior of the building is characterised by three main naves separated by white rectangular pillars.
There are Barroque-style chapels on both sides. These are dedicated to the Virgen del Carmen and Jesus Nazareno. Outside, a five-story square-based tower rises high above on one side of the main structure.
Museo-Taller Municipal de Ceramica - This museum is dedicated to the art of pottery and ceramics, crafts which the artisans of Casabermeja are known for. The organization is actually part-workshop and part-museum. So aside from exhibits, the place also offers consultative, research, and educational activities.
The institution was established to provide documentation, in-depth studies, and a learning center for these particular crafts. You can find the Museo-Taller Municipal de Ceramica along Calle Real. For inquiries, you can contact them at 952 758 156.