Almargen is situated in the Serrania de Ronda between the Sierra de Cañete and Sierra Zorrito mountain ranges.

The economy of the area is based on agriculture, the general lanscape being olive trees, cereals and sunflowers.

The heart of the town itself is the main town square, or ‘plaza’, complete with ornamental fountain. Nearby is the 16th Century Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción.

Archaeological remains confirm the existence of settlements in the area dating back to the Copper Age, and various sites and artifacts can be seen in and around the town.

For those who want to explore the countryside or want a bit of outdoor adventure, the area around Almargen, particularly the Rio Salado and Sierra de Almargen areas, is ideal for both hiking and mountain biking.

Statistics

Area
34 square kilometres
Altitude
510 mtrs above sea level
Population
+/- 2,200
Distance from Nerja
148 km
Driving Time
+/- 2 hours

Location

Places of Interest

16th Century Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción

Paraje de Casa Blanca

Archaeological remains

Local Cuisine

Local specialities include: Sopas de espárragos (asparagus soup), Porra, Embutidos (cured meats) and Empanadillas de Cabello de Ángel.

Local Festivals

Semana Santa (Easter)

Romería de la Virgen Fátima (Last Sunday in May)

Feria (1st week in August)

Fiestas de San Cosme and San Damián (September 26th and 27th)

Useful Info

Town Hall
C/ Corredera 36
Tel: 95 218 20 02
Tel: 95 218 25 27
Fax: 95 218 20 39
aytoalmargen@yahoo.es ayuntamiento@almargen.es

Where to Stay

Hotel Restaurante El Cuarterón
Avda. de El Saucejo 111
29330 Almargen
Tel: 95 218 21 62

Where to Eat

El Cuarterón
Av. de El Saucejo 111
29330 Almargen
Tel: 95 218 21 62

Bar Celestino
C/ Cortina Estación 32
29330 Almargen

Bar Demetrio
C/ Sevilla 61
Tel: 95 218 24 18

El Coto
Ctra. N-342, km. 121
Tel: 95 218 21 51
Tel: 95 218 22 55

Bar El Pilar
Avda. de El Saucejo 42