Almachar – Malaga

The banks of the river that runs by Almachar in Malaga have vineyards, olive groves, wheat fields and small orchards. At farmhouse the grapes are made into raisins using traditional methods – laying them out to dry in beds. The town is one of several making up the Ruta de la Pasa (Raisin route). Its name comes form the Arabic word “machar”, which means meadow.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Almachar
Calle Almeria 14, 29718 Almachar (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-512-002

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
25 min
Golf nearby Malaga 35km Granada 101km Seville 241km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

Almachar in Malaga has like many other towns within the Axarquia comarca, the Arabic style construction. With its winding streets, leading to low, whitewashed houses. Look out for calle Martires, which circles the most recognised building of the town, the Iglesia de San Mateo. Other places of interest are the Plaza del Pueblo (town square) where, if you look in the direction of El Borge village, you get a beautiful panoramic view. 

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The Cueva del Toro (the Bull’s Cave), found on the outskirts of the town; the Museo de la Pasa (Raisin Museum), which is considered of archaeological interest; and the town fountain where according to the local legend, the Moors buried their treasures before being expelled from the land.

As well as being the land of the raisins, Almachar in Malaga is also the land of legends. One of these tells of a cave located beneath the town’s fountain, near the Almachar River. It was supposedly built by the Moors to bury their gold and jewels when they left the town.

The Almacherenos are specialists in cooking up the famous ajoblanco (almond and garlic soup). On the first Saturday of September, Almachar in Malaga celebrates this rich provincial dish. But there is more to be offered than just ajoblanco

There are many opportunities throughout the year to experience the Almachar in Malaga’s fiestas and ferias. Santo Cristo de la Banda Verde has been celebrated since 1754 and takes place on the first weekend of May. Like most festivals, its origins are religious, but it also features music and dance performances, firework displays and sporting competitions. 


  • 15th of May – Romeria de San Isidro
  • Last weekend of July – Fiesta de Nuestra Senora del Amparo, celebration of the patron of the town Almachar in Malaga.
  • First Saturday of September – Fiesta del Ajoblanco. Each year this celebration attracts many visitors wanting to try this tasty recipe. But also those who just want to enjoy all the cultural and festive activities on offer that make these fiestas so enjoyable.

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