Do you want to go on a trip to a place where you can take a break in the province of Málaga? Your holidays are probably reserved to relax and discover unique spots. If so, we have the ideal destination for you: the town of Cómpeta.
This is an area that forms part of the Axarquia region where you can enjoy the views offered by its location, in the Almijarra mountain range and within the Nature Reserve, where the scenic heritage is spectacular.
Enjoying rural tourism in this place is very easy as its varied offer will make you get to know in depth this inland village also known as Cornisa de la Costa del Sol. Its white houses, surrounded by the intense green of the Natural Park, delight the increasingly frequent tourists, especially during the summer season.
Do you want to know what you can't miss in Cómpeta? Then pay attention because we are going to give you a list of monuments that you must see.
First of all, we would like to highlight the Catedral de la Axarquía, which is the name given to the church of Nuestra Señora la Asunción, the most important church in the municipality, which together with the chapels of San Antón and San Sebastián make up the bulk of the religious heritage.
Nearby, in the Paseo de las Tradiciones promenade, you will find a collection of mosaics depicting the customs of the area, a curious journey that will give you an insight into part of its history. In addition, the Plaza Almijarra square and the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs will give you more information about Cómpeta.
And don't miss the Molino de Hadriano, an active experience in which you can learn a little more about one of the driving forces of the economy, agriculture, and also enjoy an oil or wine tasting.
And it is wine is precisely one of the best-known elements of this municipality. There is a whole world of wine-making that you should get to know in the different wineries scattered around the area.
In fact, some of Cómpeta's popular festivals are related to wine. We are talking about the Wine Night, which is held every year on 15th August. Its origins go back to harvest time, when all the farmers had to go to work. It occurred to them, in 1973, to invite everyone in the village who wanted to get together to drink the village wine. Since then and up to the present day it has been an important day.
Also in summer, but in the month of July, the traditional Summer Fair is held, which is spread over four days of festivities in which different activities are held for the whole family. From football matches to games for the little ones and attractions.
Las Cruces de Mayo (May’s Crosses) is another of the most important festivals in the area. It is celebrated on the 3rd of said month and it gathers children and parents making crosses which are then placed on one of the highest spots in Cómpeta, the Cruz del Monte, where they are all left and candles are lit. It is then that prayers are said for those who have passed away.
And in all these events there is one constant: gastronomy. Among the dishes you’ll find on the stove of its kitchens are fried breadcrumbs, also known as migas or the fennel stew and fried pumpkin. As we have said, you can't leave without trying one of its wines, especially the sweet-dry wine.
Enjoy Cómpeta to the fullest!