Alameda Malaga

Alameda is a village in Malaga situated to the north of Antequera and 73 kilometres away from the capital, bordering with the province of Seville.

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Alameda’s history

The archaeological remains of the area tell us that this municipality has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and gained importance during the Roman period, being the place where 3 of the most important roman roads passed through, one of them still crosses the village today, from the Plaza de España to the Plaza de Andalusia.

Very little is known about Alameda’s medieval history, and it isn’t until the 19th century that it begins to be part of the province of Malaga, a century from when we also hear many stories about the bandits that abounded back then, and precisely Alameda is the place where the remains of “El Tempranillo” rest in peace, a famous bandit from back then that had an estate in the municipality and was shot down by an old comrade of his in 1833.

Alameda has not always belonged to Malaga, it previously belonged to Seville.

We could resume 2 main tourist attractions in Alameda:

  • The tomb of "El Tempranillo", famous bandit with a great history: Apparently, so they say, he became a bandit at the age of 15 as he had to run away for fighting in a duel with an adult, defending the honour of a girl he loved. He ended up being one of the most popular bandits in the area, up to a point where he had more than 50 men under his command.

  • La Ratosa Lagoon, a beautiful area protected by the Andalusian government.

  • Roman baths museum opening from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm or 8 pm, depending on the day or season.

Alameda festivities

Alameda fairs and festivities

Alameda's fair is celebrated regularly in the first week of August. It lasts 5 days (begins on Wednesday). The Queen of the Celebrations and its Ladies of Honor are proclamed on the first day. They organise varied games in the park like water activities, claypigeon shooting, funny tape races using bikes, infantile finery, etc. They also show several perfomances: humoristic, flamenco and other musical groups in the Municipal House.

Other festivals in Alameda:

  • 2nd February: 'La Candelaria' celebration.
  • February: Carnival.
  • Between April and May: Holy week.
  • 15th May: San Isidro Labrador
  • Last week of Juny: Singer contest.

Alameda gastronomy and recipes

The gastronomy of Alameda is identified totally with the world of agriculture, the most typical meals of the zone have fed the people of the nearby towns during many years. Characteristic dishes are the homemade sauces of almond and garlic, rice with rabbit (or hare) and desserts like 'gachas', 'natillas', rice with milk and, by all means, the 'pestiños', twisted rolls and 'mostachones'. Also they emphasize traditional 'sopaipas', made with flour, 'magdalenas' and artisan 'mantecados'. It is necessary to have present that this gastronomy has as component basic the olive oil, that gives that flavor so characteristic to dishes of this place. The most representative dishes are:

Porra - recipes of alameda, malaga


The porra is a slightly-thick cold soup from the city of Antequera in Malaga. Its main ingredient is tomato and it’s ideal for summer days.


  • 1 kg of stale bread
  • 1 and a half kg of ripe tomatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt

How to cook it:

  • Cut the bread into very small pieces.
  • Peel the tomatoes by putting tomatoes in boiling water for five minutes then removing and plunging into cold water.
  • Put sliced garlic and the rest of ingredients in a bowl, mash together until it holds together, adding the olive oil gradually.
  • Refrigerate until well chilled.
Migas - recipes of alameda, malaga


Migas is a dish from Malaga that is associated with winter months but can be found in restaurants throughout the year. It’s a dish made from leftover bread, olive oil, and other ingredients. The key to making good migas is using good bread and olive oil and stirring constantly until it’s ready to serve.


  • 4 thick slices stale country bread
  • 4 tablespoons diced raw ham (you can try with bacon or gammon)
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 bruised garlic cloves
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and diced
  • Black pepper
  • Salt

How to cook it:

  • Remove the crusts and cube the bread.
  • Sprinkle with water, season with salt and pepper and wrap in a tea towel for at least an hour.
  • Heat the bacon fat and oil with the garlic cloves.
  • When it smokes, discard the garlic and gry the ham, bacon or gammon and pepper.
  • When they are done, remove them and add the cubes of bread.
  • Cook these for 15 minutes maximum, moving them constantly.
  • When crisp, return the ham, pepper and season.

Malaga to Alameda

It’s a short journey by car of about 80 km, which shouldn’t take us more than an hour, and on the way we’ll enjoy some fantastic views. From Malaga we have to take the road towards Antequera.

On the map below we can see the marked route to get to Alameda.

Find the cheapest car hire Malaga airport deals for this trip and see how to get from Malaga airport to Alameda.

Alameda tourist information

Town council: Plaza de Santa Maria (Convent of la Encarnacion).

Phone: +34 952 453 211

Official website: Ayuntamiento de Alameda.

Alameda phone numbers

The following phone numbers could be useful for you in case you are travelling to Alameda:

  • Bus station phone: +34-952 71 01 53
  • Guardia Civil phone: +34-952 71 11 12
  • Hospital phone: +34-952 71 05 66
  • Taxi service phone: +34-952 71 01 07
  • Town council phone: +34-952 71 00 25

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