Almáchar

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Almáchar
Municipality
Almáchar 05.jpg
Coat of arms of Almáchar
Coat of arms
Municipal location in the Province of Málaga
Municipal location in the Province of Málaga
Almáchar is located in Spain
Almáchar
Almáchar
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°48′N 4°14′W / 36.800°N 4.233°W / 36.800; -4.233Coordinates: 36°48′N 4°14′W / 36.800°N 4.233°W / 36.800; -4.233
Country  Spain
Community  Andalusia
Province Málaga
Comarca Axarquía
Area
 • Total 14.3 km2 (5.5 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,915
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Demonym Almachareños
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.almachar.es

Almáchar is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 35 kilometres from Málaga capital. It has a population of approximately 2,100 residents. It is the capital of the moscatel raisin area. Natives of the area are called Almachareños.

Almáchar is situated in the heart of the Axarquía at 200 metres above sea level, 35 kilometres from Malaga city and 14 from Vélez-Málaga. It is built on a small hill between the El Borge and Almáchar rivers, close to the Mountains of Malaga and surrounded by vineyards, olive and cereal groves.

Church of San Mateo[edit]

The Church of San Mateo dates from the 17th century, built in the late Gothic and Renaissance style.[1] It was built in three columned naves, with peaked arches. The ceiling structure is different on the central and outside naves, the central one hiding its structure beneath a panelled arch. The front section of this makes a vault in the shape of a cross. The two vesting rooms, built before the main structure, are in an obvious rococo style.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Málaga Province - Almáchar". Andalucia.com. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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