Los Romanes

Los Romanes village really established itself when the pantano at Viñuela was built. Suddenly homes that had views of the mountains, stunning as they are! were overlooking a magnificent lake! Thats when tourism in the area really took off!

The village is situated 45 kilometres from Malaga and is a short 20 minute drive to the autovia with the coast at Torre del Mar just 19 kilometres away. It may not look as high as some of the mountainous villages but its actually 490 metres above sea level. Its very easily approached via a winding road from the dam, an almost vertical concrete road from the lakeside restaurants or a more gentle sloping tarmac road from the other end of the lake. You can also reach it quite easily from the Benamargosa to Rio Gordo road by turning up at either Los Gallegos or Bar Ortega and driving across Loma de Lión. Whichever way you decide to approach it from, once there the views are a feast for the eyes. At the beginning of the village coming up from the dam is a lovely restaurant with a superb menu and the most divine views. Known by local as Miguels (the owner) its name is Venta El Charco and its closed on Mondays, after a very hectic weekend when its choc a block with Spaniards luxuriating in their 3 hour long family lunch.

From this restaurant there are signs for walkers pointing upwards and if you feel energetic it is well worth putting on your hiking shoes and taking a walk up to the top of the hill or even further along the top of the mountain in the direction of the sea where eventually you will come across the Kalachakra Buddhist Stupa and the Diamondway Buddhist Retreat Centre Karma Guen. Apparently the Buddhist monks scoured the area to find a place with the right energy and this mountain is where they decided to build the Stupa which is said to express the nature of the mind in a perfect way symbolizing in body, mind and spirit the enlightened state of Buddha and the ten Bodhisattva levels. The Stupa is said to have great protective power. It was built in 1994 under the guidance of Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche and he considered it to be the Mother Stupa for the other stupas in the west. At the time it was built it was only the third of its kind in the world. Just like the famous Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu this one also has eyes painted on it which is a Nepalese custom. It is well worth a visit.

Los Romanes village has a Romeria during the first weekend of May where all the locals and tourists alike take a 4 kilometre walk around the lake. There are horse shows, beer tents, barbeques and all types of amusements and other attractions with people camping overnight and enjoying free tapas and refreshments. There is another fiesta in June in the market square and the main mid August festival is the one that provides enormous pans of paella cooked in front of you on the street while you listen to flamenco and other types of music.

Whatever time of year you decide to discover Los Romanes you will find the village charming and the locals friendly. You are spoilt for choice with 4 restaurants all within a short drive or even walking distance depending on your level of fitness! There is Chez Spice situated in La Carpa on the road up to the village from the dam. The aforementioned El Charco in the village itself and the two lakeside restaurants, El Pantano (the pink one) and the Camping Bar (the yellow one)

Properties for sale in Los Romanes, Spain

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    Detached Villa : Los Romanes

    785,000 €

    Extensive country residence, full of charcter and unique features. Accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, 2 of which have ensuites, a further bathroom, lounge

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    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 346 m²
    • Plot size: 6623 m²
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    Villa : Los Romanes

    595,000 €

    Absolutely magnificent Villa in the most amazing location - this is a luxury property to dream about. Easily accessed via a short private approach road

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    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 382 m²
    • Plot size: 440 m²
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    Detached Villa : Los Romanes

    375,000 €

    * 2 bedrooms* 2 bathrooms ,1 ensuite* Fitted kitchen * Lounge & diner with fireplace* Private pool & garden* Sep. apartment * Panoramic

    • Reference: 227600
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Built size: 155 m²
    • Plot size: 610 m²
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    Villa : Los Romanes

    299,950 €

    Charming detached villa located in an elevated position in a tranquil residentialarea between the white villages of Los Romanes and Viñuela. With very

    • Reference: 781746
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 205 m²
    • Plot size: 1279 m²
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    Country Home : Los Romanes

    275,000 €

    Renovated cortijo with 14.500 m2 of land, located in the small authentichamlet of Loma Leon near to the pretty white washed village of Los Romanes.

    • Reference: 781846
    • Bedrooms: 4
    • Built size: 250 m²
    • Plot size: 14500 m²
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    Detached Villa : Los Romanes

    270,000 €

    This large detahed villa commands impressive views over Lake Viñuela. The villa is accessed by a good road with no track and has a large private parking

    • Reference: 780830
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 159 m²
    • Plot size: 5000 m²
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    Plot : Los Romanes

    104,000 €

    * 6280m2 plot* Electricity & water nearby* Excellent access* Spectacular lake views

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    • Bedrooms: 0
    • Built size: 0 m²
    • Plot size: 6280 m²
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