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This municipality in the province of Malaga is situated in the Guadalhorce Valley, between Alora and Cartama, where the river Guadalhorce crosses through it. It’s located at the entrance of the Sierra de las Nieves which is why it offers such a beautiful landscape that we’ll discover, as well as several trekking routes.
History of pizarra
Pizarra has numerous archaeological remains of human presence that date back to the prehistoric period. There have been found many Roman and Paleo-Christian remains.
During the conquest of Granada, a knight founded the village of Pizarra around the year 1495, and in 1561 the population already had 10 families. Between 1646 and 1652, the locality went on from having around 54 families to over 200, a population that would constantly increase over the years.
In the year 1847, Pizarra was declared a municipality of Malaga, while the municipality continued to grow due to the increase of agricultural colonies and the railway that connected Cordoba with Malaga.
Currently, the number of registered inhabitants is of approximately 9.200.
Pizarra offers beautiful trekking routes that we definitely recommend:
- Trekking routes “Contrasts and Azahar (Orange Blossom)”: A circular route, of approximately 52 kilometres in 4 different stretches, with information panels all along them, in which we’ll enjoy the vegetation, cultivations and architecture.
In Pizarra we’ll also find several monuments that we can visit:
Sacred Heart of Jesus:
Saint Peter Apostle church:
Castillejos de Quintana:
Arab tower of the cross:
The Queen’s bath:
If you’re looking for good food, the typical dishes in Pizarra’s gastronomy is the “Sopa aplastá” (which literally means ‘flattened soup), as well as the Spanish potato omelette, the asparagus ‘Majaillo’ and the Gazpacho.
Pizarra is situated 30 kilometres away from Malaga, well communicated by road, bus or train. By bus, take the M-231 line from Malaga to Alora, passing through Pizarra in between. Pizarra also has a train station along the C-2 line that also goes from Malaga to Alora.
From Malaga to Pizarra
A journey by car of about 35 kilometres. If you need a vehicle, feel free to check out our cheap prices for Malaga airport car hire.
On the map below you can see the route of the road that will take you to Pizarra.
Tourist information about Pizarra
Town council: Camino de La Estación, 1 - 29560.
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