Chilches

Chilches is a small village situated between Benajarafe and Rincon de la Victoria about 12 from Malaga. There is a beach area but the village itself is inland just over the motorway and up in the hills. Its name comes from the Roman Cicer and because of the chickpea plantations in the area and through a Muslim invasion then became known as Chilches.

Chilches used to have two towers but around 1492 after the conquest of Granada they were divided between noblemen who fought in the battle, amongst them the Marquis Garci Fernández Manrique and the Count Manriquede Lara. During one of the battles in the area the inland tower was destroyed leaving just the coastal one which we can see today.

During the 19th century the Phylloxera Plague wiped out the vineyards in the area. Up until then Chilches had been a fishing village but after the devastation of the grapes the economy was ruined and Chilches had to depend on the large village of Macharaviaya to support it.

Between 1821 and 1868 Chilches had its own town hall but on August 31st it became governed by Vélez-Málaga which it still is today along with Almayate, Benajarafe, Caleta de Vélez, Lagos, Mezquitilla, Torre del Mar, Valle-Niza, Cajiz, Trapiche and Triana.

The church of Immaculate Conception, built in the 17th century, sits proudly in the Plaza de Constitution, next to the Deputy Mayor´s Office, La Tenecia de Alcadia and is worth a visit.

Chilches Playa is a long stretch of beach with very little on it except a small lawned area with palm trees and a life guards lookout tower. There are a couple of good sea food restaurants and a kiosk for ice-cream and drinks. Most days during summer the beach is filled with Spaniards vacationing and sitting in the shade under their gazebo tents or multi coloured sun parasols. It’s a lively scene and the smell of fresh fish cooking lures you in from the road.

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Properties in Chilches

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788090 AD203

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Villa for sale in Chilches

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 203 m²
  • Ref: AD203
525,000 € View more
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796493 AD254

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Spectacular semi-detached house in urbanization very close to the beach in Chilches Costa.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 292 m²
  • Ref: AD254
460,000 € View more
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790264 AD220

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Detached house with garden a few meters from the beach in Chilches Costa.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Ref: AD220
400,000 € View more
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750917 ARE10020D

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4 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse with garden and pool

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 300 m²
  • Ref: ARE10020D
399,000 € View more
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784475 AC041

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2 independent houses with entrance from two streets.

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 213 m²
  • Ref: AC041
375,000 € View more
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784492 784492

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Chalet for sale in Chilches Costa

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 228 m²
  • Ref: 784492
360,000 € View more
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785119 AC044

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Semi-detached house facing south with good sea views

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 129 m²
  • Ref: AC044
350,000 € View more
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783925 AX042

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Semi-detached chalet in Chilches Costa.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 164 m²
  • Ref: AX042
299,000 € View more
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782652 AC033

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Semi-detached house located in Chilches Costa, 1 Km from the beach.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 174 m²
  • Ref: AC033
293,000 € View more
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782970 AC036

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Semi-detached Chalet in Chilches Costa 600 mts from the beach.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 280 m²
  • Ref: AC036
285,000 € View more
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797053 AX065

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Large townhouse in Chilches Costa very close to the beach.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 234 m²
  • Ref: AX065
267,000 € View more
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782736 782736

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Apartment for sale in Chilches Costa

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 124 m²
  • Ref: 782736
244,000 € View more
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