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.
Ayuntamiento de Almachar
Calle Almeria 14, 29718 Almachar (Malaga)
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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.
- 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.