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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830940 AD457

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Beautiful country villa, split into two properties, within walking distance of Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Built size: 299 m²
  • Ref: AD457
425,000 € 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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822536 AD425

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Modern Townhouse in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 239 m²
  • Ref: AD425
324,900 € View more
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831046 AD458

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Country house with pool and fabulous views, 15 minutes from Riogordo.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: -
  • Ref: AD458
250,000 € 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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787473 AD197

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Country house on foot of road with excellent access to 30 minutes from the coast.

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 90 m²
  • Ref: AD197
186,000 € View more
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766339 AD071

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Large 4 bedroom/2 bathroom village property with separate guest house in Riogordo

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 200 m²
  • Ref: AD071
140,000 € View more
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831114 AD459

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Typical village house in Riogordo with patio and terrace.

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 148 m²
  • Ref: AD459
82,000 € View more
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587595 AS2545

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Charming corner town house now a 2 bedroom property that was originally 2 houses reformed in 2002 to make one house.

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 82 m²
  • Ref: AS2545
69,900 € View more
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