Alcalá del Valle
Situated in a valley between Malaga and Cadiz, its popular architecture maintains a strong Moorish flavour, with its streets of whitewashed houses and balconies overflowing with flowers. The current village was founded in the 15th Century by the Muslims who had been living in Setenil de las Bodegas.
The Tomillo Dolmens are the town’s megalithic treasure. The main attraction is a menhir, which is unique amongst the groups of dolmens in the province, situated in a beautiful natural setting.
Amongst its principal monuments the Baroque Church of Santa María del Valle, the Cortijo de la Cacería (16th century) which looks like a palace and the Cristo de la Misericordia Hermitage are particularly noteworthy. Water, the main natural resource in this white town, is present in all its artistic forms. Examples of this are to be found at the old Franciscan Convent of Caños Santos and the Fuente Grande.
Apart from its cuisine, with asparagus as the main ingredient, there are some unique traditions such as the “Carrerita de San Juan” during Easter Week which has been declared of National Tourist Interest.