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This small white village in the province of Malaga, known as Montejaque was originally Arab, something that we’ll notice when strolling along its narrow streets, typical of the old Moorish urban layout.
Montejaque borders with Benaojan, Jimena del Mar and Cortes de la Frontera, whose Phoenician origins date back to the 12th and 11th century before our era.
History of Montejaque
The name ‘Monte-Xaquez’, of Arab origin, means “lost mountain”. This village arose during the Arab reign in Al-Andalus, during which there was a citadel that dominated the mountain range, although it disappeared with the passage of time.
From a previous period, we can still observe the remains left of an old roman bridge above the river Campobuche.
After the entrance of the Christian armies and the subsequent expulsion of the Moors, the village was handed over to the Count of Benavente, who was named Lord of Montejaque and Benaojan.
History kept memories, facts and events that occurred during the war of indepence against the French, where residents of Montejaque together with so many others from the surrounding villages, united forming a total of 250 people who fought and defeated 700 soldiers.
The municipality of Montejaque offers the visitor tranquillity, safety and originally Muslim narrow streets to wonder around and enjoy the beauty of the whitewashed houses, typical of the Andalusian villages. In the surrounding fields we’ll find wild animals like the mountain goat, deer and cows.
Montejaque offers some fantastic trekking routes that we can enjoy with beautiful views to take some pictures, like the view of Mount Hacho.
Useful telephone numbers in Montejaque
Town hall: 952 16 71 96 / 952 16 73 51
How to get there
Once a day buses arrive there from Ronda and there is a train station 7 kilometres away from the village. If we want to get there from Malaga airport we must head towards Ronda, and once we’re there, reaching Montejaque is very easy. If you need a vehicle do not hesitate in checking out our low prices to hire a car in Malaga, as well as our Malaga airport transfers.
On the map below you can see the recommended route to get to Montejaque from Malaga by car:
Tourist information about Montejaque:
Town council: Plaza de la Constitución, 4. 29360
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