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Casares

 

PAST AND PRESENT


According to the tradition, Julius Caesar ordered to build this village in gratitude for cured taking baths in the Hedionda Baths.


The structure of the current village settlement has its origin in the Muslim Period. The rests of the Military Stronghold on the top of the mountain which dominates the village, belongs to the same period.


Conquered by the Catholic Monarchs, the village lived a decadent period because of the abandon of the land for the Muslims which owned them.


In the year 1978, the Village was declared Artistic and
Historic Village, and currently is considered as one of the most beautiful villages all over Spain.


INTERESTING PLACES


-
Arabic Castle.

-Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación Church, XVII Century.

-San Sebastián Church, XVII Century.

-Santa Catalina Convent, XVI Century.

-Lacipo Fortress. Iberian-Roman Fortress, built the VI or V Century BC.

-Roman-Arabic Baths of the Hedionda.

-Encarnación Old Parish Church Ruins. XVI Century.

-Carlos III Fountain. XVIII Century.

-Blas Infante Natal House, Father of the Andalusian Fatherland.

WHAT TO DO

To go for a walk up and down its streets, visiting the Arab Castle. To drink some cold water from the Carlos III Fountain, to get some of the craftsmanship goods typical from Casares, Pottery principally, or simply to enjoy the fantastic views.


Because its altitude, (Casares is the highest Village of the Province of Malaga), this area is perfect to do some risk sports, like to go paragliding or to practise climbing.

 


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