Information about Riogordo

Riogordo is on the scenic Route of Olive Oil and Mountains, 39 km from Málaga and just under 50 km from the coastal resort of Torre del Mar. It is famous for its snails. The Day of the Snail is an annual festival where people come from far and wide to sample this local dish prepared from land snails cooked and served in a broth. If you simply can't miss this event, it's held on the last Sunday in May and has been declared a unique festival by the Diputación provincial of Málaga. If you can't make the festival you can still sample this culinary delight in the village between May and August.

Riogordo remained under Arab rule for longer than most in the region but earlier settlement goes back to the Phoenicians and Romans. In the 19th century, it attracted local bandits who used the nearby mountains as hide outs. There are two neighbourhoods within the town, Cerrillo, the higher part, and La Plaza with its steep streets of Arab origin. Later editions include the 16th century parish church of the Virgen de Gracia situated in Calle Iglesia. Further on down the same street at number 14 is the Ethnographic Museum belonging to Enrique Godines, who has nine exhibition rooms open to the public. There is a 17th century kitchen, a 19th century bedroom, rooms with machinery and tools for grinding olives and making local wine.

There are water colours on loan from friends and Málaga, wine barrels exported from Buenos Aires and Uruguay in the 19th century. If you like Easter parades then visit Riogordo during Semana Santa, holy week, when over 400 residents become actors during the staging of El Paso, with performances taking place on Good Friday and Holy Saturday starting at 4:00 pm. Since 1951 this passion play has been performed annually. Set on a hillside with excellent views from all 6 thousand seats, it's reputed to be one of the best Pasos in Europe, reenacting the life and death of Jesus Christ. The name Riogordo (fat river) comes from the heavy waters of the Cueva River, due to the dragging of minerals, however, nowadays this fat river is little more than a stream. Plan the timing of your visit so you can have lunch in one of the local bar/restaurants, you won't be disappointed.

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Properties in Riogordo

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547484 AS2391

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Original 800 year old olive mill that has been renovated to make two houses suitable for B&B or rural tourism, or easily reincorporated to make a wonderfully spacious family home.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 470 m²
  • Ref: AS2391
695,000 € View more
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705994 705994

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Country Home for sale in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 497 m²
  • Ref: 705994
695,000 € View more
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798673 AD266

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Villa for sale in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: -
  • Ref: AD266
575,000 € View more
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756106 AA036

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Immaculate 3 bed 2 bath villa set in 30,000 m2 completely private, fenced grounds.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 269 m²
  • Ref: AA036
450,000 € View more
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796847 AD255

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Immaculate country property with fabulous mountain views, surrounded by olive groves and only a few minutes drive from Riogordo.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Ref: AD255
399,000 € View more
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754826 AD044

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Immaculate 3 bed, 3 bath country villa with pool just outside Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Ref: AD044
395,000 € View more
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749100 AD009

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Beautiful 576m2, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom country home with pool, casita, garage, workshop and 19,000m2 plot

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Built size: 576 m²
  • Ref: AD009
370,000 € View more
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373543 373543

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Villa for sale in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 155 m²
  • Ref: 373543
349,000 € View more
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801714 AD289

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Immaculate 4 bed/2bath fully fenced finca only a few minutes from Riogordo, large terrace with fantastic mountain views, excellent access

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: -
  • Ref: AD289
262,000 € View more
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801832 801832

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Country Home for sale in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 137 m²
  • Ref: 801832
240,000 € View more
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799733 799733

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Country Home for sale in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 223 m²
  • Ref: 799733
220,000 € View more
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606469 AS2631

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Newly renovated town house with garage, garden, courtyard and balcony, situated at the bottom end of the village

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Built size: 381 m²
  • Ref: AS2631
195,000 € View more
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