Villanueva del Rosario in Malaga is located off the motorway from Malaga to Granada and Seville. It belongs to the comarca of Nororma. The white washed pueblo sits at the base of the Cerro de la Cruz, with rolling countryside on the other three sides. Famous for the quality of its olive oil, the countryside is naturally clothed with olive trees and wheat fields in between.
Ayuntamiento de Villanueva de Rosario
Plaza Espana 9, 29312 Villanueva de Rosario (Malaga)
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Villanueva del Rosario in Malaga acts as a base for potholers who can explore the caverns in the Sierra, or for cycling horse riding or walking holidays. Several properties are available for ‘rural tourism’. The real treasure is found and enjoyed in the form of the stunning surroundings of this delightful Andalucian village. Not only for its beautiful countryside, but also for its excellent olive oil. Villanueva del Rosario is about 700 metres above sea level.
- 2th of February – Candelaria, consisted of making large bonfires in streets and squares. Among those who organized the bonfires there was a great competition to see who made it bigger. When only embers were remaining, someone would tell a story or a story in which the magical and mysterious were the basis of these.
- End of October – The Urena, During the dates prior to the celebration of the Day of the Dead it was customary for altar boys to go from house to house asking for the Urena. The neighbors used to give them some money or some fruits of the autumn season, such as acorns or quinces. Such a request was understood because the altar boys needed all this food to endure ringing the bell throughout the night.
- 7th of October – Virgen del Rosario – The party extends over four days in which a large number of festivities such as dances, costumes, music, attractions and final fireworks take place. Among all the festive events, it is worth highlighting the bullfighting festival that has remained unchanged year after year.