Canillas de Aceituno is situated at an altitude of about 524 meters above sea level, at the foot of the natural Sierra Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama. It is crowned by the peak of La Maroma, 2,068 meters above sea level by the way the highest mountain in the province of Malaga.

Canillas de Aceituno is a town of impeccably whitewashed narrow streets, Mudejar arches and streets decorated with plants and flowers. The old part of the village with its layout of irregular narrow streets reflects its Moorish origins and in common with nearby villages, there is no central square.

Next to the historic interest of this village, the most interesting the village is offering, is its spectacular hiking route which is a “small Caminito del Rey” with its amazing hiking trails sticked to the wall. It is a pitty (or not for the people who like rest and peace), that this trail is not promoted by the village and in this way a hidden secret of the Axarqua!



Points of Interest Canillas de Aceituno

  • La Casa de los Diézmos, also knows as “ La Casa de la Reina Mora”( the most important historical building);
  • La Casa Esgrafiada, wich is decorated with Moorish details and semi-circular arches;
  • Aljibe Árabe ( Moorish water cistern);
  • Church Nuestra Señora del Rosario (16th century);
  • the remains of the Muslim Castle that is located at the Plaza del Castillo.


Photo Gallery Canillas de Aceituno



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