Information about Colmenar

Colmenar, the capital of the Montes de Málaga, lies in the most westerly point of the Axarquía, 30 km 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 villages 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 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 magnificent 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 popularfestivals 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.

The easiest way to get to Colmenar from Malaga is to take the motorway towards Sevilla/Granada and turn off at Casabermeja where one of the few remaining Osborne Bulls stands 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 Ventas on route where you can stop to admire the view, take in the smell of the pines and generally have a good, relaxing time.

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Properties in Colmenar

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550096 550096

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Country Home for sale in Colmenar

  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Bathrooms: 7
  • Built size: 500 m²
  • Ref: 550096
825,000 € View more
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548700 548700

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Villa for sale in Colmenar

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Built size: 420 m²
  • Ref: 548700
595,000 € View more
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618458 AS2674

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

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Ref: AS2674
510,000 € View more
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771606 AD107

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Country Home with possibility of a separate guest apartment

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 198 m²
  • Ref: AD107
510,000 € View more
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609652 AS2642

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A spacious, rustic style, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa situated in the countryside of Colmenar.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 304 m²
  • Ref: AS2642
399,950 € View more
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753006 AD030

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Modern 273m2 built 4 bedroom 2 bathroom villa with garage and space for a pool.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 273 m²
  • Ref: AD030
350,000 € View more
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446072 AS2072

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Absolutely charming large old 9 bedroom, 4 bathroom family home

  • Bedrooms: 9
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Ref: AS2072
345,000 € View more
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753486 AD031

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Delightful, 251m2, 4/5 bedroom country home with 8x4m pool in the Montes de Malaga, close to Colmenar.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 251 m²
  • Ref: AD031
345,000 € View more
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497674 AS2170

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Impressive village house, totally renovated and divided into two separate apartments.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 292 m²
  • Ref: AS2170
335,000 € View more
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624549 AS2694

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Beautiful detached villa with stunning panoramic views of the Costa del Sol.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 120 m²
  • Ref: AS2694
300,000 € View more
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803210 AD293

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Immaculate country property with 9,000 m2 finca, only 10 minutes from Colmenar with the possibility to convert the large basement into two apartments. DAFO included in the price!

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 300 m²
  • Ref: AD293
300,000 € View more
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446515 446515

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Villa for sale in Colmenar

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 150 m²
  • Ref: 446515
295,000 € View more
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