Salares – Malaga

Nestled within the Parque Natural de las Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama, Salares in Malaga province is a village that still preserves its Arab past to this day. As this white hamlet emerges from the mountainous landscape, visitors are blessed with a picturesque image. Salares, situated around 600m above sea level, is about 39Km from Velez-Malaga.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Salares
Plaza de la Mezquita, 2, 29714 Salares (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-509-769

Residents 3102 Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach 40 min
Golf nearby Malaga 71Km Granada 99Km Seville 245Km Bus and train services Malaga airport 71Km Granada airport 99Km Seville airport 245Km


Main information

The most interesting buildings in Salares in Malaga are the Iglesia de Santa Ana with its Mudejar-style minaret a remainder from the ancient mosque and declared an artistic-historical national monument. The Casa Torreon which a few metres from the church; the Cerro del Puertoand also its natural features like the Cueva de Siete Salas (the Cave with Seven Rooms) on the mountain known as Monte Chico.

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The village Salares we can see today dates back to Muslim times, as it grew out of a fortress built by the Arabs. A tower and a few other ruins of it have come down to us. The village layout is part of the legacy of Al-Andalus; steep streets matching the rugged terrain and whitewashed houses are its hallmarks.

Salares in malaga has one flagship product: uva rome (Rome grape) – a black grape that grows in a tight cluster, from which an excellent wine with a very individual taste is produced.


    • January – Fiesta de San Anton traditionally celebrated by decorating horses that accompany the saint in his procession.
    • 26th of June – Dia de Santa Ana the Feria de Salares celebrations take place with dancing, processions and fireworks.
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  • Semana Santa – Domingo de Resurreccion, with a procession featuring a picture, decorated with coloured ribbons and flowers, displaying two-year-old baby Jesus.
  • September – Al-Sarq traditional Moorish festival, where all the townspeople don Arabic attire, and you can enjoy North African dancing and singing.

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