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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