Casalejo is close to the village of Canillas de Aceituno, one of the many typical Moorish villages which lie on the edge of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara y Alhama nature reserve. You are in the middle of the beautiful Axarquia region with many white Spanish mountain villages to discover if you follow the Mudejar route. But there are countless other excursion opportunities…
Sights and distances to Casalejo
Lake Viñuela: 8km
Torre del Mar: 25km
Alhama de Granada: 41km
Torcal de Antequera: 65km
Sierra Nevada: 139km
An artificial lake which provides water to thousands of homes in the area. Because the lake is a reservoir, motorboats and jet skis are not allowed to use it. There are many picnic spots around the lake with splendid views.
One of the typical white mountain villages on the edge of the Tejeda National Park, in the middle of the Axarquia region. The village has a rich Moorish past which you can see all around you in its architecture.
A small but very pleasant coastal town with a population of 20,000 people to the east of Málaga. A haven for tourists who come to enjoy its continuously agreeable climate, extensive and beautiful beaches and a 4 kilometre seaside promenade with welcoming restaurants.
Alhama de Granada is a town in the province of Granada, about 50km from the city of Granada. Its name is derived from the thermal baths, called ‘Al-Hammam’ in Arabic, which are still there.
A coastal town about 50km east of Málaga with 9 kilometres of beaches, ideal for water sports and tourism. Nerja is also known for the ‘Balcón de Europa’, a cliff top promenade in the town centre which overlooks the sea. Nearby, you can also visit the archaeological finds and the 20,000 year-old cave paintings in the Cueva de Nerja (Nerja Caves), also home to the world’s largest stalagmite.
Málaga is the capital city of the province of the same name. The city is on the Mediterranean, surrounded by the ‘Hills of Axarquía’, and is crossed by two rivers, the Guadalmedina and the Guadalhorce, which both flow into the Mediterranean. The city has a Mediterranean summer climate and very mild winters with temperatures of around 20°C. Many of Málaga’s attractions can be found in the pedestrianised historic city centre.
El Torcal was the first Andalusian protected area and became a nature reserve in 1978. The park’s rocks originally formed the seabed and have slowly been eroded over the course of millions of years. El Torcal was also home to prehistoric man. Remains of Neolithic inhabitants have been found in different places. Today, the park is a haven for a very wide range of flora and fauna.
Located near a beautiful lake, the town sits on the top of a hill overlooking the ‘Embalse de Iznájar’, the biggest lake in Andalusia. During the hot summer months, it is a popular beach resort. Iznájar is an example of a ‘pueblo blanco’, or white village that you can find all over Andalusia.
Capital of the province of Granada and the fourth biggest city in Andalusia (after Seville, Málaga and Córdoba). The city is known first and foremost for the Alhambra, a historical palace full of relics of both Moorish and Catholic cultures. Granada University is not only a tourist attraction, it also attracts more than 2,000 European students each year. Granada is therefore one of Spain’s most important university towns along with Salamanca, Burgos and Santiago de Compostella.
Marbella is one of the biggest resorts on the Costa del Sol and is very sunny for a large part of the year (with an annual average daily temperature of 18.7°C). Many hotels and tourist apartments have been built in this town, with many wealthy tourists staying there. Marbella has over ten golf courses and Puerto Banús is the most prestigious marina on the Mediterranean.
The Sierra Nevada (snowy mountain range) is the second highest mountain range in western Europe after the Alps. Surrounded by mountains, the Sierra Nevada National Park offers a huge diversity of flora and fauna (eagles, vultures, mountain goats, foxes, wild boar, weasels, badgers, etc.). The highest mountain in mainland Spain, the Mulhacén (3,482 m) is in this range, which makes the Sierra Nevada perfect for ski-ing.
Ronda is in a beautiful mountainous region and is renowned for its artistic atmosphere: Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles are just two of the famous writers who have spent lengthy periods in Ronda. A gigantic gorge, formed by the River Guadalevin, runs through the town.
Córdoba is the capital city of Córdoba province. In the 10th century, it was one of the largest cities in the world. Its historic centre has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1984. Córdoba is the hottest city in Europe, the temperature often rises to over 35°C for months on end.
Seville is southern Spain’s most important city in terms of culture, politics, economics and art. The city lies on the River Guadalquivir, which is navigable for all but the largest seagoing vessels right up to the city. Seville has the largest historic centre in Europe, where the city’s main attractions, the Seville Cathedral and the Torre del Oro, Giralda and Alcázar towers are located.