Canillas de Albaida

Canillas de Albaida (pronounced Alb eye da) is part of the Sun and Wine route and is situated 52 kilometres from Malaga and 24 kilometres from Vélez-Málaga. The name Albaida means white and was named by the arabs who founded the village in the 13th century, because according to legend the town was surrounded by white flowers!

Situated on the Sierra Almijara mountain range on the borders of the provinces of Malaga and Granada the village is surrounded by high mountains where goats and eagles are frequently seen as well as wild boar! Here the fresh mountain air is filled with the scent of pine and oak and nearby is the Acantilados de Maro Nature Reserve with its gorse, rosemary and the increasingly rare sea lavender.

Like most of the villages in the Axarquía the streets are narrow and steep and cars not only look out of place but have problems fitting through. Different coloured paint on the house walls about hip height a legacy of bumps and grinds!

Important monuments worth a visit are Nuestra Señora de la Expectacion ( our lady of expectation church) which is in the village square and the Santa Ana Hermitage built at the highest point of the village with the most spectacular views. Opposite the town and just past the municipal swimming pool is the San Antón Hermitage which was built in the 17th century. It stands alone and quietly humble with its simple bell tower but has an allure that makes you stop and visit a while.

If hunger takes hold while you are there do sample the local dish of Migas, made with both corn and wheat and also try the fried pumpkin. To tempt your tastebuds further the local Moscatel wine is excellent.

To get to Canillas de Albaida you can either go on from Cómpeta, up from Archez or down from El Fogarate.

Properties for sale in Canillas de Albaida, Spain

Found: 1 Properties

    776180 776180 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Canillas de Albaida

    132,000 €

    Beautiful, ready to move into and very cozy village house with spacious terraces and easy parking. This property is built on two floors. From the street

    • Reference: 776180
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 91 m²
    • Plot size: 102 m²
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