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Villanueva de Algaidas Andalucia

Located in the north east of the Antequera region, in a landscape primarily made up of hills and ridges which are home to olive groves and cereal fields. It dates back to the 18th century, when the buildings which began to appear around the Franciscan monastery eventually formed a village. Villanueva de Algaidas was the birthplace of the famous sculptor Ortiz de Berrocal, whose works are housed in an interesting museum in the village.

Quick information about Villanueva de Algaidas:

4.600 residents

Schools

Antequera 35km Málaga 75km Granada 90km Sevilla 180km

75km to Malaga

Health clinic

Municipal pool

Beach 45min

90km to Granada

Shops, Bars, Restaurants

Golf nearby

Bus service

180km to Sevilla

Villanueva de Algaidas Location

Local Information

Villanueva de Algaidas Coat of Arms
Ayuntamiento de Villanueva de Algaidas

C/Constitución, 16 29310 Villanueva de Algaidas, Málaga Telephone: 952-743-002

http://www.ayto-algaidas.es/

Villanueva de Algaidas  town hall

Villanueva de Algaidas information

Of interest are Los Alcaides Necropolis, the caves of Sierra de Arcas and El Pedroso.

Four villages in the province of Malaga are called "Villanueva": Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva de Tapia, Villanueva del Rosario and Villanueva del Trabuco. All four are located in the north east of the province, the former two further to the north, between the municipal boundaries of Cuevas de San Marcos and Archidona and near the border with the province of Granada to the east; Villanueva del Rosario and Villanueva del Trabuco are in the north of the Axarquia region and are also adjacent to Archidona and the province of Granada.

Villanueva de Algaidas history

These four villages were all founded at practically the same time in the 18th century on the orders of Charles III as part of a plan to repopulate areas of Andalusia which were practically uninhabited and which, as a result, often served as highwaymen's safe havens and lairs.

However, the municipal area of Villanueva de Algaidas dates back to much earlier times, as witnessed by the prehistoric remains at Los Alcaides necropolis.

Villanueva de Algaidas  Andalucia town

The term "Algaida" seems to suggest an Arabic presence and is possibly derived from "al-gaida", meaning "dense forest".

The village as we know it today appeared as a result of the founding of a Franciscan monastery next to Burriana Stream, now almost entirely destroyed. The original settlement was known as La Atalaya. Gradually, a number of agricultural colonies began to appear -such as La Rincona and Zamarra- which eventually combined to form a village under the name Villanueva de Algaidas.

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