Iznate

Just a short drive up from the autovia and only a 10 minute drive from the coast is the mountainous village of Iznate. It nestles into the hillside at 303 metres above sea level and has the most incredible views to the north, east and west, with the mountain ranges of Sierra Tejeda (La Maroma) Sierra Almijara and Sierra de Camarolos marking the horizon, majestically towering over the lower vine covered hills. This area is famous for its scrumptious muscatel grapes from which come delicious wines and raisins and every August the village holds a festival to celebrate this main form of economy. As well as grapes there are local dishes to be sampled with music, dancing and lots of wine flowing all night long.

Like many villages in the Axarquía Iznate is full of narrow, steep streets and the houses literally cling together in a tight cluster. Eight centuries of Islamic occupation have shaped the architecture. Some of the streets have steps and others are just very steep inclines which seem almost impossible to ascend. Actually going up is not the hardest part providing you stop for breath occassionaly! Its going down again thats the scary part as its easy to slither and slide!

Many houses have beautiful patios with a plethora of colours spilling over the assorted terracotta pots, there are balconies filled with plants of every shade of green imaginable. The women of the village all seem to have green fingers or perhaps its something to do with the fact that they wipe the leaves with beer!

There are three ways into the village, coming up from Benamocarra there is an entrance by the village garden complete with sturdy gym equipment put there to entice the villagers to exercise. Following on from here is the long main square with the town hall, several bars and a mirador with fantastic views. A steep street leads up to the church square, the Plaza de la Virgen de los Dolores, with the 16th century parish church of San Gregorio Vll and the Fuente de la Palsonada which has a little shield and two spouts, part of the towns architectural heritage. The second way in to the village is by taking the road up from Cajiz and after the Iznate sign there is an entrance which takes you down past the municipal swimming pool and the third way is up the street concrete track from the river bed. You can drive quite easily along the dry river bed from Benamocarra village, or beyond to Triana, Almachar and Benamargosa.

For several years around 1570 the village was practically uninhabited with the expulsion of the moriscos (moslem converts to Christianity) who left for Tunisia and North Africa. The new inhabitants arrived from Antequera and Estepa but the economy was ruined with the outbreak of a phylloxera plague followed by the Andalusian Earthquake.

These days Iznate is a busy, thriving village full of a good mixture of all nationalities rubbing along nicely together. If you go for a visit be sure to wear good walking shoes, take a bottle of water and don´t forget your camera!

Properties for sale in Iznate, Spain

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    759997 AM015 view shortlist (0)
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    Country Home : Iznate

    510,000 €

    Beautiful country house with various possibilities. The 'main house' is 220 m2 and has 2 floors. This house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There

    • Reference: AM015
    • Bedrooms: 6
    • Built size: 398 m²
    • Plot size: 2451 m²
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    Farm : Iznate

    349,000 €

    20,000m2 plot with water deposit and 400 mango trees providing a good income. Property includes 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, fitted kitchen and lounge diner

    • Reference: 504349
    • Bedrooms: 5
    • Built size: 180 m²
    • Plot size: 20000 m²
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    539141 AS2370 view shortlist (0)
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    Villa : Iznate

    299,999 €

    Large 249 m2 family home with 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and 3 large reception rooms making it ideal for B&B opportunity. A concrete driveway leads down

    • Reference: AS2370
    • Bedrooms: 5
    • Built size: 249 m²
    • Plot size: 1500 m²
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    702598 AS2983 view shortlist (0)
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    Villa : Iznate

    260,000 €

    Beautifully rustic 4 bedroom villa with large garage and space to make an indepedant guest apartment if required. The property is situated with a few

    • Reference: AS2983
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 400 m²
    • Plot size: 1297 m²
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    773429 AD113 view shortlist (0)
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    Country Home : Iznate

    249,950 €

    Beautiful country villa, just 8 km from the coast and 15 minutes walk to the village of Iznate. This extremely tasteful, immaculate villa has been renovated

    • Reference: AD113
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 120 m²
    • Plot size: 1417 m²
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    750911 AD022 view shortlist (0)
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    Country Home : Iznate

    129,000 €

    Beautiful casa de campo located in the hills just above Iznate village. Less than 10 minutes drive down to the coast the location could not be better

    • Reference: AD022
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Built size: 54 m²
    • Plot size: 4135 m²
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    168366 168366 view shortlist (0)
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    Plot : Iznate

    125,000 €

    * 29.000 m2 plot of farm land with fruit trees. * small farm house to reform.* not for permanent living.* approx.5km track from main road.* water

    • Reference: 168366
    • Bedrooms: 0
    • Built size: 225 m²
    • Plot size: 29000 m²
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    544050 AS2381 view shortlist (0)
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    Townhouse : Iznate

    113,000 €

    Light and bright 150m2 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom village house with roof terrace and garage. The property is situated in a no through road and comprises Entrance

    • Reference: AS2381
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 150 m²
    • Plot size: 0 m²
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    523598 AS2301 view shortlist (0)
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    Townhouse : Iznate

    39,000 €

    Fantastic price for this newly converted one bedroom village house comprising fitted kitchen, living room with balcony, bedroom with beamed ceiling, fitted

    • Reference: AS2301
    • Bedrooms: 1
    • Built size: 44 m²
    • Plot size: 0 m²
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