Comares

Small town situated between the Mountains of Málaga and La Axarquía, it is a privileged natural balcony in the coast of Málaga surrounded by the abundant pine groves of the Natural Park of “Los Montes de Málaga”. In its small and cosy town centre and between its narrow streets, adorned with flowers, it is possible to find numerous remains of Arabic settlements. Of the ancient Comares, remains of the castle, which was firstly a Roman fortification and later Arabic, can still be found; apart from the Sixteenth Century church, the Parish church of “Ntra. Sra. De la Encarnación”.

evertheless, the Mazmúllar plateau deserves a special mention; a parallel- type massif at a distance of two kilometres from the town and in which remains have been found of an Arabic settlement dating from the Ninth Century, as well as a cistern, declared a Historical- Artistic Monument in 1931. Comares celebrate its festivities on the 25th, 26th and 27th of August, in honour of San Hilario de Poitiers. The 14th of January marks the feast day of the towns Patron and its image is carried in procession- form around its streets. To finish off its summer celebrations, the Feast of “Las Candelas” is celebrated on the night of the 7th of September.

The most noteworthy gastronomic specialities are “gazpachuelo” and “sopa de puchero”. In winter, the typical dishes are potato stew, tomato soup and “ajocolorao”, whilst in summer the cold soups like “gazpachuelo” and “ajoblanco” are better suited. The local sweet wine serves as an ideal complement to its cuisine.