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Axarquía – Costa del Sol

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Hiking and Walking in Cómpeta

The territory of Cómpeta hugs the Sierra de Almijara and offers magnificent trail-walking possibilities, such as the forest path up to the Venta Panaderos by way of Casa de la Mina. All along the trail you can view the beautiful landscape of such areas as the Verde, Cisne and Tres Cruces peaks, and anyone who wants more difficulty and excitement only has to go into the Sierra de Almijara, close to neighbouring Frigiliana. The most spectacular and difficult route is the one up the La Maroma peak, the highest in Málaga. This trip usually takes about seven hours. The Tourism Office offers maps and guidebooks on nine official hiking routes: La Acequia, Gaviarra, Gavilán, Majadillas, Loma del Daire, El Acebuchal, El Lucero, Puerto de Frigiliana ,and Umbrales.

Guided Tours in Cómpeta

The Tourism Office offers guided tours across the municipality. Tours are available in Spanish, English, German, French, Dutch and Italian. Tourists can book these tours in advance calling (+34) 952 553 685 or (+34) 636 821 930, or at the office on De la Constitución Avenue.

Legends About Cómpeta

In 1569 several clashes between the Christians and the Moors broke out. The legend goes that in this area of Axarquía there was a young Moorish man called Almueden who came to Cómpeta to take his wife, who had been enslaved by an old Christian. All the Moors in the area came to help Almueden. The Cómpeta-born Martín Alguacil, a Moor who claimed loyalty to the Crown, divided the rebels into several groups and led them on a parade across the Plaza Almijara. Each group paraded many times but wearing different outfits and weapons so that the townspeople –who had taken refuge in the church tower– would believe there were many more rebels than they really were.

Tourist Info

Oficina De Turismo, Avda Constitución, S/N

Tel: +34 952 55 36 85

Fax: +34 952 51 36 85


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