Alora – Malaga

Alora is another enchanting pueblo blanco in the province of Malaga. If you’re one who’s easily fascinated with legendary Medieval history, remnants and artefacts, you’ll be awed by one of this town’s main attractions.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Alora
Plaza Fuente Arriba 15, 29500 Alora (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-496-100

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
Golf nearby Malaga 42km Granada 157km Seville 174km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport



Main information

The scenery around the town is utterly stunning. In higher elevations, you can get a splendid view of the entire Guadalhorce river basin. The Guadalhorce is the principal river of the province. You can also find a couple of impressive man-made lakes, which are used as reservoirs, nearby.

Rural tourism enthusiasts are in for a treat in Álora. The Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, with the Guadalhorce River cutting through it, is the perfect setting for practicing canyoning, hiking, cycling or even bungee jumping for the more intrepid.

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The area known as El Chorro is where many of these activities take place.

This is also the home of the Caminito del Rey, a route that cuts through the canyon, reaching heights of 100 metres and which is renowned in Spain and abroad. The site reopened after the introduction of stringent safety standards and hundreds of people walk the path every day.

The rural community originally created the “sopa perota”, the star dish of the municipality. Locally grown products (tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and mint) and bread are the main ingredients for this dish. The artisans of Alora is best known for their castanets, a small handheld percussion instrument that typically accompanies Spanish music. You’ll notice their clapping sound during traditional Spanish dances.


  • May – Cruces de May
  • July / August – Big Song Festival
  • August – Alora Fair
  • September – Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Flowers

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