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Pizarra is a small town in the inner, mountainous regions of the Guadalhorce Valley in the Spanish province of Malaga. It's about 32 km from Malaga, the provincial capital. If you take the Autovia del Guadalhorce (A-357) from Malaga, you'll reach the streets of Pizarra in about 35 minutes.

The Rio Guadalhorce meets the northern part of town, flows through its western side, and departs through the south. It was the only source of water for the earliest settlers in the region: the Romans. Phoenicians may have settled here as well, but there aren't as many significant traces of their existence here as there are in the neighboring towns.

Despite being located far inland, many of the areas here have been cultivated. In the not-so-distant surrounding countryside, you can easily find irrigated plantations/orchards of olives, grains, citrus and other fruit trees; evidence that the people here rely mainly on agriculture for their livelihood.

The most popular local dish is perhaps the "sopa aplasta", a simple but tasty soup composed of bread, tomatoes, and pepper. Other local dishes, which are also common in the other towns of Malaga, are tortillas de patatas, gazpacho, empanadillas, rosquillas, and pan de higo.

There are a few hotels in the area or even in the nearby towns but there are lots of bread and breakfasts and holiday villa rentals and apartments where you can stay throughout your entire visit. Restaurants as well as pubs and bars are available for your dining needs and night outings.

For your grocery and other shopping needs, the local hipermercados and small shops have ample supply of everything that you need, e.g. meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, milk, eggs, etc.

When you're in town, we encourage you to find time to drop by the Municipal Museum, where you can view a vast collection of Moorish and Roman archaeological artifacts.

If you're a interested in the local culture, the best time to drop by would be during any of the annual fiestas. Among them are the feast of the Virgen de la Fuensanta (in honor of the town's patron saint) in August, the Flamenco Song Festival also in August, and the Semana Santa or Holy Week, to name a few.

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