Colmenar

Colmenar, the capital of the Montes de Málaga, lies in the most westerly point of the Axarquía, 30 kilometres from Málaga and the coast. It is 700 metres above sea level and is part of the Ruta del Aceite y los Montes. Although populated since the Neolithical period Colmenar is one of the younger pueblos as it wasn´t until after the Christian King´s conquest that it was established and didn´t become an independent township until 1777. The name comes from Colmena (Spanish for beehive) after a local honey producing Estate of the same name. Even today you can buy local honey and there is a honey museum in the centre of the town that is on the list of places of interest in the Axarquía to receive money for a major spruce up to attract tourism. The museum is to receive 355,412 euros for its thematic equipment. The towns coat of arms features a haycock with 7 bees buzzing around it.

At the top of the village on a hill overlooking the whole area is the magnicent hermitage of La Santisima Virgen de la Candelaria. Built in the 17th century it is consecrated to the patron saint of Colmenar and became a historical local monument on July 4th 1982. Legend has it that it was erected by a group of sailors from the Canary Islands who survived a storm and built it to show their gratitude. Lower down in the centre of the town is the 16th century parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción with its Moorish-style architecture, three naves separated by semicircular arches on square pillars.

The towns festive calendar starts on February 2nd with the festival in honour of the town´s patron saint, the Virgen de la Candaleria but one of the most popular festivals is the Dia de la Pipa which takes place on May 3rd when all the townsfolk head to the countryside to eat bread rolls filled with hard boiled eggs! and of course to drink and be merry!

The easiest way to get to Colmenar from Málaga is to take the autovia towards Sevilla/Granada and turn off at Casabermeja where one of the few remaining Osborne Bulls stands majestic on the hill in front of you. However, the most attractive route is via the Montes de Málaga on the Carretera de Colmenar, through the pine forests with the road winding higher and higher and over itself via 2 tunnels. There are a few Venta´s on route where you can stop to admire the view, take in the smell of the pines and generally have a good, relaxing time.

Properties for sale in Colmenar, Spain

Found: 29 Properties

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Country Home : Colmenar

825,000 €

The most fantastic Rural Estate in the perfect location just 10 mins from the charming white village of Colmenar and 40 mins from Malaga. The property

  • Reference: 550096
  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Built size: 500 m²
  • Plot size: 29000 m²
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618458 AS2674 view shortlist (0)
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Country Home : Colmenar

510,000 €

Glorious finca of some 55,000m2 full of Almonds and olives with spectacular views of surrounding mountains and distant coast. Private driveway leads down

  • Reference: AS2674
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Plot size: 55000 m²
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Country Home : Colmenar

510,000 €

Spacious country home, built to highest standards, situated in 10,000 m2 of land surrounded by vinyards and fruit trees. The villa is mainly on one floor

  • Reference: AD107
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 198 m²
  • Plot size: 10586 m²
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624549 AS2694 view shortlist (0)
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Country Home : Colmenar

425,000 €

Beautiful detached villa with stunning panoramic views of the Costa del Sol. Housing comprises three bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, lounge with open fire

  • Reference: AS2694
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 120 m²
  • Plot size: 50000 m²
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609652 AS2642 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Colmenar

399,950 €

A spacious, rustic style, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa situated in the countryside of Colmenar. Set in 10,000 m2 of land this wonderful property is very

  • Reference: AS2642
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 304 m²
  • Plot size: 10000 m²
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753006 AD030 view shortlist (0)
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Villa : Colmenar

350,000 €

Plot of 1590 m2, house with a floor of 208 m2 plus 70 m2 of garage and storage. The house consists of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (both with shower), laundry

  • Reference: AD030
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 273 m²
  • Plot size: 1590 m²
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Country Home : Colmenar

345,000 €

This is an exceptionally well renovated rustic finca with its own vineyard and located just 10 minutes for the very popular village of Colmenar and just

  • Reference: 752702
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 250 m²
  • Plot size: 10000 m²
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753486 AD031 view shortlist (0)
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Country Home : Colmenar

345,000 €

Delightful, 251m2, 4/5 bedroom country home with 8x4m pool in the Montes de Malaga, close to Colmenar. This beautiful rustic home was previously 2 old

  • Reference: AD031
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Built size: 251 m²
  • Plot size: 8659 m²
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497674 AS2170 view shortlist (0)
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Village/town house : Colmenar

335,000 €

Impressive village house, totally renovated and divided into two separate apartments. The lower apartment is used as a rental and comprises large living/dining

  • Reference: AS2170
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Built size: 292 m²
  • Plot size: 147 m²
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753697 AD033 view shortlist (0)
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Townhouse : Colmenar

295,000 €

Immaculate 338m2 3/4 bedroom 3 bathroom town house close to the centre of Colmenar. This spacious property was built by the current owners to a very high

  • Reference: AD033
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Built size: 338 m²
  • Plot size: 280 m²
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