Almogia is a pretty town between Malaga and Antequera in the foothills of the Sierra del Hacho mountains. The town has had a long and interesting history, hence the ruins of the castle and remaining Torre de la Vela. The area is known for its cork, olive and almond trees as well as flamenco music, saddlemaking and grass hat-making industries. It is a lovely place to relax in your own Almogia villa and sample the laid-back lifestyle of this lovely area.
Almogia is well worth exploring on foot. The ruins of the castle, with its one remaining tower, are the most prominent landmark but the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is the most remarkable sight. It was built in 1552 for the Bishop of Malaga and has a wonderful coffered ceiling in the nave and many religious icons.The town's washhouse is an interesting structure with 30 earthenware basins which were fed by the waterwheel. It was in use until the 1990s!Festivals
Almogia has many important annual festivals including the February Carnival, the Semana Santa celebrations at Easter, the Procession of San Isidro on May 15 when everyone enjoys a picnic, and the Verdiales Festival in August. The area is known for its flamenco dancing.
There are a number of bars and restaurants close to your holiday villa in Almogia. For a more lively clubbing nightlife, visitors should head for Malaga. The animated nightlife can be found here in full swing on every night of the week.
Malaga is the capital of the province and has a large industrial port. This historic town has a cathedral, museums, theatres and the Giralfaro Fortress to visit. The delightful local bars and cafés offer cheap local wines, beers and tasty tapas.Antequeria
The historic town of Antequeria dates back almost 5,000 years and was the Crossroads of Andalucia. It has town walls and towers on the old Moorish fortress, churches and pretty whitewashed houses. In the summer the town is surrounded by fields of sunflowers – a stunning sight.El Chorro
Known as the Lake District of Andalusia, El Chorro has three stunningly beautiful turquoise lakes which offer a quiet place to swim, fish or relax. Look for the eagles circling above the cliffs of the Guadalhorce River Gorge.
Almogia enjoys a very pleasant climate all year round with average annual temperatures of 23°C (73F°) and more than 300 days of sunshine per year. The area has around 2 inches of rainfall per month in the winter and early spring, but summers are dry and hot, reaching 31°C (87°F).
The nearest airport to your Almogia holiday villa is Malaga (AGP) Airport which is just 25 km (15 miles) away. It has regular flights to most cities in Europe.