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White villages and markets in the Axarquía region

31 white Villages

The Axarquía region is situated east of the city of Málaga. The area runs along the coast of Rincón de la Victoria to Nerja and beyond, and inland to the town of Alfarnate. The Axarquía with its Moorish history and charming whitewashed villages amidst a beautiful landscape of mountain peaks and valleys, is an atmospheric and authentic part of Andalusia. The region has 31 villages, each with its own charm and local products or dishes. The higher you go in the mountains, the more it looks like the time has stood still.

Car trips

There are several scenic routes to get to know the region of Axarquía:

  • Ruta Mudéjar: Arenas, Árchez, Salares, Sedella and Canillas de Aceituno.
  • Ruta del Sol y del Aguacate (sun and avocado): Rincon de la Victoria, Macharaviaya, Vélez-Málaga, Benamocarra, Iznate and Benamargosa.
  • Ruta del Sol y del Vino (sun and wine): Algarrobo, Sayalonga, Cómpeta, Canillas de Albaida, Torrox, Nerja and Frigiliana.
  • Ruta del Aceite y los Montes (oil and mountains): La Viñuela, Alcaucin, Periana, Alfarnate, Alfarnatejo, Riogordo and Colmenar.
  • Ruta de la Pasa (raisin): Totalan, Comares, Cútar, El Borge, Almachar and Moclinejo.

We also like to show you the surroundings during a tour in our Land Rover 4x4! It will take you to places that you will not be able to reach easily with your rental car. We will be happy to inform you about the possibilities.

All kind of markets

The towns and villages in the Axarquía region and the surrounding Andalucia usually host a colourful and lively street market once or twice a week. Some also have a regular flea market, car boot sale, antique or art market. In summer and during festivals many coastal towns have night markets that open at dusk and stay open until 2 a.m. Most larger towns also have a daily covered market selling fresh fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, e.g. the Mercado Atarazanas in Málaga

Various products

Most street markets have a variety of stalls where you can find local fresh produce including vegetables, fruit, nuts, olives, herbs, flowers and plants. Handicraft stalls sell jewellery, pottery, metalwork, ceramics and a host of other imaginative products. You will also find clothes, swimwear, shoes, watches, handbags, suitcases, sunglasses, kitchenware, linen, towels and seasonal products.

Where and when?

Here you will find a list of markets. Street markets and covered markets usually are in the mornings from 9 or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Source: www.absoluteaxarquia.com


Video about the Axarquía region

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Axarquía on the map

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