Montejaque

Situated in the western border of the Province of Málaga and with a population of 1.100 inhabitants, we find Montejaque, municipal district with a privileged, natural environment which extends through the valley of the Guadiaro River and la Sierra de Libar.

Its population is of Arabic origin, as is its name, which means “Lost Mountain”. In those days, Montejaque had a great importance in the area, even having a medieval castle, no longer standing, with minarets from which part of the “Serrania” was watched over. The monuments of major interest are the Church of Santiago El Mayor, built in the Sixteenth Century and the place known as “The Bridge”, where we can still see the remains of a Roman bridge over the Campobuche River.

The Fair of August, in honour of La Virgen de la Inmaculada Concepción”, is celebrated from the 12th to the 15th of August.

As far as its gastronomy is concerned, “el guiso con pata” is the most popular dish, faithful reflection of the pig slaughtering traditions of the town. Just as recommendable is “la mistela”, a home- made drink, made from natural ingredients and which has a very peculiar flavour.