This municipality of Malaga is found in the region of Montes de Malaga, right in front of an old large cultivation of cereals, known as the granary of Malaga during its Arab era. Casabermeja is located on the slope of a hill next to the motorway that connects Malaga with the north of Spain.

The village was founded by the Catholic Monarchs, although there is evidence of human settlements here from prehistoric times, including the cave paintings in Piedras de Cabrera. It still retains its narrow streets of whitewashed two-story houses, and its most notable building is the Church of Our Lady.

On the outskirts of the village is the cemetery, notable for the originality of its burials, which has been declared a National Monument.


In addition, Casabermeja is home to Al Andalus Ecotourism, an incredible place within our immense natural and historical heritage. Don't miss the opportunity to visit this beautiful village and discover its rich history and culture.


According to the archaeological remains found, there were inhabitants in the area of Casabermeja from the Copper Age. From this time cave paintings have been found, which attest to the antiquity of human presence in the area. However, the first stable population of which we have news occurred during the Roman period. From this time remains of a small village and a water supply system have been found, indicating the existence of an advanced community organisation.

With the arrival of the Arabs, the area experienced a new period of splendour. The Arabs ruled the area until they abandoned it with the arrival of the Christians in 1482. After the Reconquest, the Christians repopulated the area with citizens brought from the north of Spain, marking the beginning of a new stage in the history of Casabermeja.

The name of the village, Casabermeja, comes from the Arabic Casr Bermeja, which means "reddish castle". This name refers to the colouring of the land in the area, which acquires reddish tones under the sunlight.

Since then, Casabermeja has continued its development to become the charming municipality it is today. With its rich history and its beautiful natural environment, Casabermeja offers its visitors a unique and unforgettable experience.

Tourism and Things to Do

With its rich history and cultural and architectural diversity, Casabermeja offers a variety of tourist attractions. Here are some places we recommend you visit:

Zambra Tower

The Zambra Tower, built by the Arabs in the 13th century, was used as a watchtower. To get there, you can follow the old mountain road towards the chapel, about 1.5 km away from Casabermeja. Continue along the road to the "Patas Cortas" inn, approximately 4.2 km away. From that point, go down to the route that will take you to the Zambra Tower. This place offers an impressive panoramic view of the area.

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Casabermeja Cemetery

Casabermeja Cemetery

The famous Malaga cemetery was built during the 19th century and has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. At first glance, the cemetery looks like a small village within Casabermeja. If you go on the motorway, you can see it from the road. It is the main tourist attraction of the municipality, where tourists get lost in its streets looking at pantheons that look like small houses. To get to the Casabermeja cemetery, head to the entrance of the municipality, up to the church and from there go down the street located to the right of the church (San Sebastian street), which will lead you to the cemetery gate.

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Chapel and Church

Casabermeja Chapel

The Christian presence left its mark on Casabermeja with the construction of various religious buildings, such as the church dating from the 16th century and the chapel that was built later. The tower of the church can be seen from any point in the village, being a distinctive symbol of Casabermeja.

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In addition to these visits to historical places, Casabermeja offers some interesting routes for hiking or cycling. From these routes you can contemplate the village and, on clear days, even the north of Africa. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of this region.


Fairs and Festivals in Casabermeja

The fairs and festivals in Casabermeja are a vibrant celebration of local culture and traditions. These events offer a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in local life, enjoy traditional music and dance, and sample the delicious gastronomy of the region.

  • August Fair: This is the main festival of Casabermeja, celebrated in the month of August. The fair offers a variety of activities, from live music concerts to sports competitions and games for children.
  • Feast of San Sebastián: Celebrated in January, this festival is in honour of the patron saint of Casabermeja, San Sebastián. The events include a religious procession, music and dance, and a spectacular display of fireworks.

The gastronomy of Casabermeja is characterised by its traditional flavours and dishes that reflect Andalusian cuisine. The "Plato de los Montes" is essential, as well as other typical dishes that we recommend you try. Here we present a list of some of the most emblematic dishes of Casabermeja:

  • Gazpacho: A refreshing cold soup, perfect for hot summer days.
  • Olla de la Era: A comforting stew full of local flavours.
  • Rabbit with Garlic: A light and tasty meat dish, cooked with garlic and herbs.
  • Goat in Pepitoria: A rich and tasty goat stew, cooked in an almond and saffron sauce.
  • Migas: A humble but delicious dish made of breadcrumbs, garlic and peppers.
  • Puchero: A hearty and nutritious stew, perfect for colder days.
  • Stew: A meat stew cooked slowly until the meat is tender and full of flavour.

In addition to these dishes, Casabermeja is also known for its traditional pastries, which include delights such as borrachuelos, oil cakes, wine donuts, sponge bread, hornazos and chickpea buns. Don't miss the opportunity to try these local delights during your visit.

How to Get to Casabermeja

Casabermeja is a municipality in Malaga that is located 33 km from the Malaga airport. By car, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. If you need a rental car at Malaga airport, you can check our low prices. The main access route to Casabermeja is via the A-45 motorway, you can arrive from both the north side from Granada, Antequera or Madrid or from the south of Malaga.

In addition, there are several options to get from Malaga to Casabermeja by bus. The journey between Malaga and Casabermeja takes, on average, 45 minutes by bus.

In the following map, you can see the recommended route to get to Casabermeja:

Tourist Information about Casabermeja

Town Hall: C/ Real, 7 - 29160

Telephone: 952 75 82 75

Official Website: Casabermeja Town Hall


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