Villanueva del Rosario – Malaga

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.

Local information

Ayuntamiento de Villanueva de Rosario
Plaza Espana 9, 29312 Villanueva de Rosario (Malaga)
Telephone: 952-742-008

Health Clinic Bars, shops, restaurants Schools Municipal pool Beach
36 min
Golf nearby Malaga 44km Granada 92km Seville 181km Bus and train
Malaga airport
Granada airport
Seville airport


Main information

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.

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The little white village houses reflect the typical Andalucian architecture and traditional pueblo life. The streets are particularly clean and white, and always very inviting, as if waiting for a visitor. Indeed many visitors from nearby Malaga have found this village so enchanting, that they have either bought a second home in the village or built one in the surrounding countryside.

The village of Villanueva del Rosario in Malaga is situated in the midst of olive groves and wheat fields, dotted with pretty Andalucian ‘cortijos’ (farmhouses). It is south east of Antequera, on the side the Cerro de la Cruz hills and sheltered by the Jobo and Camarolo Mountains.

The Copper Era sites and the Visigoth necropolis (burial grounds) are found in the hills of Villanueva del Rosaria in Malaga. Although but most of them have been robbed or partially destroyed. The shrine built in honour of the villages patron saint “La Virgen del Rosario” is situated above the village on the way to “El Nacimiento”. A spring at the base of the mountain which supplies the village with drinking water. Continuing upwards the Hondoneros is reached high on the Sierra los Camarolos and Sierra Gorda, where many different species of flora and fauna can be found.


  • 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.

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