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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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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803231 AD294

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Fabulous finca with two houses and four stables on a 8,900 m2 fenced plot for sale in Colmenar. Perfect for rural tourism

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: -
  • Ref: AD294
450,000 € View more
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833680 833680

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Country Home for sale in Colmenar

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 287 m²
  • Ref: 833680
449,000 € View more
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844372 ad474

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Beautiful country property with pool close to the village of Colmenar, perfect as a large family home or B&B

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: -
  • Ref: ad474
420,000 € 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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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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440408 AS2053

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Two country houses with a swimming pool for one house and plunge pool for the second

  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 181 m²
  • Ref: AS2053
275,000 € View more
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818718 AX093

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Country villa close to Colmenar with pool and conservatory and amazing views to the mountains.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 161 m²
  • Ref: AX093
270,000 € View more
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805909 AD315

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Beautifully renovated large house with pool, perfect to use as Bed & Breakfast or large family home.

  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Ref: AD315
255,000 € View more
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803815 AD206

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Large family house in Colmenar with good access

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 217 m²
  • Ref: AD206
249,000 € View more
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625737 AS2703

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House with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a recently built urbanization on the outskirts of Colmenar.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 270 m²
  • Ref: AS2703
240,000 € View more
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700555 AS2972

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4 bedroom country house situated on a 1.9klm dirt track, just a 5 minute drive from the village of Colmenar

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 170 m²
  • Ref: AS2972
215,000 € View more
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