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Canillas de Albaida


As part of the “Sun and Wine Route” in the Axarquía region, Canillas de Albaida is a small inland town that started out as an Arab village in the 13th century. It belonged to Velez-Málaga and was named “Albaida”, which meant “white”, because, according to legend, it was surrounded by an abundance of white flowers.

The centre of this village is located on the slopes of the Tejeda and Almijara mountains right on the border between Málaga and Granada provinces. The layout clearly shows the town’s Arab origins with a labyrinth of narrow streets, winding through rows of low, whitewashed homes – modern-day cars can barely fit.

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In Canillas de Albaida, we love the outdoor. We hope you do too!  Canillas de Albaida offer you unique access to nature – a wonderful way to experience our countryside, whether you are hiking, jogging, bicycling or riding.

The town is surrounded by breathtaking Nature Parks and mountains, and only 25 minutes’ drive from the lovely beaches and 50 minutes’ from Malaga airport

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