Cútar

Cútar is a small village perched on the side of a hill, as the crow flies directly below the much larger town of Comares, although to drive there takes about 20 minutes along a track from behind the church leading up into La Alqueria. It is above Benamargosa and El Borge which are its closest neighbours and a 20 minute drive to Vélez-Málaga. It is part of the Route of the Raisin and the village is known as the Fountain of Paradise, Fuente del Paraiso from the arab word Kautzar, because of the twelve springs within the town.

The village is surrounded by vine covered hills and as you drive the 6 kilometres up the winding road from Benamargosa it remains hidden in the folds of the mountains until you round the last bend at klm 5 where all you can see is Comares towering up into the sky, then suddenly the white oasis of Cútar appears, a mountainous Atlantis majestically rising from the depths below. A joy to behold, this jewel of a town sparkles in the sunlight as you drive down into the entrance to the village where the first sight that beholds you is the beautifully restored fountain, the Aina Alcaharia which used to be an Arab Chapel before converting to a water well and fountain, the only surviving Arab Fountain of its kind in Málaga province. There are steep steps behind it that lead up to the ancient bridge that crosses a little gorge.

Cútar is proud of its Moorish roots and goes back in time to the fifteenth century to celebrate the Monfí Festival where you can experience the smells, tastes and music of that era. Each October during the second weekend, the narrow streets and main car park become a traditional souk where food, drink, clothes and other items can be purchased from sales people dressed in traditional arab costume. There are belly dancers, falconry displays and street entertainment, an arab tent selling mint tea and culinary delights. Homes are opened as museums showing many items of the past, traditional methods of weaving, paintings and pictures, old photographs of the village in bygone days.

There is a Moorish arch known as the Algorfa with a house situated above it. At the top, western side of Cútar sits the 16th century Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación dominating the village with its beautiful Baroque side chapel. It was originally known as Our Lady of the Angels and was built over an Arab mosque. If you haven´t yet visited Cútar I can highly recommend it as being one of the few remaining virtually untouched, traditional white villages.

Properties for sale in Cútar, Spain

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    Townhouse : Cútar

    122,500 €

    Three storey townhouse with a lot of outside space and located on the edge of the village with easy access. This house was recently renovated with double

    • Reference: 771168
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 145 m²
    • Plot size: 138 m²
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    773302 AD112 view shortlist (0)
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    Townhouse : Salto del Negro

    120,000 €

    Four bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse in the centre of Salto del Negro. 5 minutes to Benamargosa, 20 to Velez Malaga and 25 minutes to the beaches of Torre

    • Reference: AD112
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 111 m²
    • Plot size: 142 m²
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    784927 AD183 view shortlist (0)
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    Townhouse : Cútar

    119,000 €

    Charming 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom village house with air conditioning, pellet burner, front terrace, covered arched roof terrace. This lovely property is

    • Reference: AD183
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 97 m²
    • Plot size: 141 m²
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    752310 AS3100 view shortlist (0)
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    Townhouse : Salto del Negro

    96,000 €

    Opportunity to buy 2 apartments in the poular Hamlet of Salto Del Negro, just 1km to the town of Benamargosa. This property could also be converted into

    • Reference: AS3100
    • Bedrooms: 5
    • Built size: 206 m²
    • Plot size: 174 m²
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    296589 AS1646 view shortlist (0)
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    Village/town house : La Zubia

    78,000 €

    3 bedroom house in the small Hamlet of La Zubia, nearest larger village Benamargosa or Riogordo. The property is in need of renovation and a new roof

    • Reference: AS1646
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 0 m²
    • Plot size: 0 m²
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    492926 AS2162 view shortlist (0)
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    Village/town house : Salto del Negro

    70,000 €

    Beautifully renovated, bright and airy, 2 bedroom village house with 2 terraces. This lovely property is situated in a little square in the small village

    • Reference: AS2162
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Built size: 85 m²
    • Plot size: 58 m²
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    306189 AS1847 view shortlist (0)
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    Village/town house : Cútar

    62,500 €

    Large detached village house to reform which could easily become two separate apartments or one large family home. The first front door leads to a living

    • Reference: AS1847
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 160 m²
    • Plot size: 85 m²
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    296927 AS2967 view shortlist (0)
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    Village/town house : Cútar

    17,500 €

    Semi-detached village property currently 2 rooms in need of renovating with a garden. Situated on the Church Square with easy parking

    • Reference: AS2967
    • Bedrooms: 1
    • Built size: 57 m²
    • Plot size: 57 m²
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