Jubrique

streets of JubriqueLocated in the heart of the Serrania de Ronda, the charming municipality of Jubrique is a hidden treasure in the province of Malaga. With an economy that has traditionally been rooted in agriculture and livestock, Jubrique offers an authentic view of rural life in Andalusia.

The mountainous landscape of Jubrique, with its winding streets and white houses that adapt to the irregularities of the terrain, creates a typical architecture of the Serrania de Ronda, offering visitors a unique immersion in local culture.

We invite you to continue reading to discover the rich history of Jubrique, the exciting activities you can enjoy and the impressive places you can visit in this wonderful town. Prepare to be captivated by Jubrique!

History

As all the rest of the villages in the area, Jubrique’s origin is also Arab. Its name probably comes from the word “luber” (place of abundance) or perhaps from “lubar” (place of brightness).

Possibly the Arabs settled upon a previous Roman or Phoenician settlement, although there is no data about this. It is known that after the Christian armies’ conquest, the place was sold to the Duke of Arcos.

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After the Christian conquest in 1485, a treaty was signed in which the Christians committed to respect the customs, religion and traditions of the Moors that lived here in exchange of surrendering, however the Inquisition and the religious fanaticism of the time didn’t take too long in chasing those who kept on practicing their old rites, forcing them to follow the beliefs of the Christians. The church feared a division of power, something that they would not allow, which meant that whoever didn’t join them would be against them and pursued...which caused a great rebellion all around the conquered territories. In the year 1500, and after an uprising, there were 2 different sides of Moors, one leaded by El Alarique, who intended to negotiate the surrender, while the other side, leaded by El Melchi, who had been charged for heresy, prevented it. El Melchi managed to convince the inhabitants that he intended to surrender, that El Alarique has sold Jubrique for 9000 ducados and that a few galleys had arrived at Gibraltar determined to enslave all of the Moors; finally, El Alarique was assassinated by his village who decided to stand up to the Christian’s invasion.

After 2 Moorish revolts and frequent Berber invasions, they intended to expel and imprison the Muslims that still remained in Jubrique, where the Christians took over their goods and possessions and distributed them amongst the new villagers.

During the Napoleonic invasion, Jubrique registered an important increase of bandits and became the peak of smuggling.


Places to visit in Jubrique

views of JubriqueJubrique, with its rich Moorish history, has transformed many of its buildings into Christian places of worship that can be visited today:

Natural environment and hiking routes

Jubrique is surrounded by an impressive natural environment, making it an ideal place for hiking. Here we present some routes that start from Jubrique or its surroundings:

Fair and Popular Festivities

Jubrique is a municipality full of life and traditions, and it has a series of unique festivities in which both locals and visitors can participate:

  • Pilgrimage to the Chapel of Chorrillo: This festivity is celebrated on the 28th and 29th of May. During these days, the inhabitants of Jubrique make a pilgrimage to the Chapel of Chorrillo, where various activities such as celebrations, contests, dances and games are carried out.
  • Costume Party: From the 4th to the 6th of May, the neighbours of Jubrique dress up in medieval costumes and represent ancient battles. This festivity is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the local history in a fun and exciting way.
  • Empanada Day: Every Wednesday, in the church square, Empanada Day is celebrated. During this day, the inhabitants of Jubrique and the visitors can enjoy delicious homemade empanadas.
  • Jubrique Fair: Every year, from the 30th of September to the 4th of October, the Jubrique Fair is celebrated. During these days, the municipality is filled with music and joy with concerts and live shows.
  • Local Religious Festivities: From the 4th to the 8th of October, Jubrique celebrates its local religious festivities. During these days, the inhabitants of Jubrique and the visitors can participate in various activities and religious celebrations.

Gastronomy of Jubrique

The gastronomy of Jubrique is a delicious mix of tradition and local flavour. Here we present some of the typical dishes that you can enjoy in this charming municipality:

  • Fennel Stew: A traditional stew prepared with fennel, a very common aromatic plant in the area. This dish is especially popular during the cold months.
  • Hot Gazpacho: Unlike the Andalusian gazpacho that is served cold, in Jubrique a hot version of this dish is prepared, ideal for winter days.
  • Small Cod and Ajete Tortillas: Small tortillas made with cod and tender garlic, a perfect appetiser at any time of the year.
  • Meat from Slaughter and Sausages: Jubrique is famous for its meat products, especially those derived from pork. You cannot miss trying their sausages and slaughter meats.

How to Get to Jubrique

If you are planning your trip to Jubrique from Malaga, the simplest route is to head towards Estepona. From there, you can take the road that goes north, in the direction of Jubrique, which is very close to Algatocín.

This picturesque journey will take you through some of the most beautiful landscapes of Andalusia, offering you the opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the region as you head to your destination.

If you arrive in the province through the Malaga airport, we recommend that you check our prices for car hire in Malaga. Renting a car can be a convenient option that will allow you to explore the area at your own pace.

In the following map, we show you the selected route to get to Jubrique from Malaga. This map will help you plan your trip and ensure that you arrive at your destination without problems.

Tourist information about Jubrique:

Town council: Plaza de Andalucía, s/n - 29492.
Phone: +34 952 50 97 76.
Official website: www.jubrique.es


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