The town of La Viñuela, known as “the oasis of La Axarquía” is situated at the junction between two of the most important roads in the province: The Alhama Road and the Casabermeja Road. With a population of about 1.250 inhabitants, the landscape of its municipal district is composed of big olive groves and cereal fields, apart from the new reservoir of La Viñuela.
The population centre, know as “la viñuela” for having a small vineyard in its surrounding area, arose from a Sixteenth Century country inn. Despite being the most modern town of la Axarquía, its lands were one of the first ones in the whole of the district to be inhabited, as shown by the numerous archaeological remains found, the oldest of which date from the Mid- Paleolithic Age.
Its most interesting monuments are the Parosh Church of San José, which dates from the Sixteenth Century; The Shrine of La Virgen de las Angustias and the tower of la Atalaya, which dates from Arabic times.
La Viñuela celebrates un September its traditional “Feria de la Pasa”, one of the most interesting in the whole of the administrative district. Furthermore, its traditional romeria takes place in mid- May.
Tomato soups, cold vegetable soup with potatoes and vegetable stews are very typical, especially during the winter months. More fitting of summertime are the fried breadcrumbs with orange and pomegranate, the cold garlic and almond soup, the cold Andalucian soup and the orange and cod salad.