Alcuacin Village


Alcaucín is a town of the Axarquía area at the foot of the Sierra de Tejada from where the water flows to the numerous fountains and sources of the village.

Where is Alcaucín located?

Alcaucín is located 54km from Malaga capital with a population of 2.239 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 45,1km square.

The origin of the name Alcaucín

Alcaucín comes from the Arabic al-qawsayn which means “the arches”, probably due to the existence of an aqueduct in the area.

Demonym of the people  of Alcaucín

The inhabitants are named “alcaucimeño or alcaucimeña”.

Monuments and places of interest in Alcaucín

  • Zalia Castle: Built by the Phoenicians and rebuilt by the Arabs. The name of the castle comes from the queen Zalia who went down to the river daily to bathe. During and after the rebellion of the Moors for the reconquest the castle became a prison for the Moors who rebelled.Zalia Castle Ruins Alcaucin Malaga
  • Zalia City: The city of Zalia was in the area of the same name, at the gates of the Zafarraya Pass. It could be identified with the Phoenician city of Tágara.
  • Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario: ​​The temple located in the constitution square was completed in 1732. The temple consists of two naves formed by three semicircular arches. The images it houses are La Virgen de los Dolores and the Nazareno from the 19th century. Also an image of an Immaculate Conception and a baby Jesus from the 18th century.Church Nuestra Señora del Rosario Alcaucin Malaga
  • Hermitage of Jesús del Calvario: Built and founded in the 18th century in the Baroque style by Ana de Béjar. The hermitage is located next to the town’s cemetery. The hermitage suffered multiple damages during the Spanish Civil War, much of it was rebuilt after the conflict.Hermitage of Jesús del Calvario Alcaucin Malaga
  • Fuente de los Cinco Caños: Fountain of the five pipes, no exact date of its construction is known, el aspecto actual se debe a la restauración al final de los años 90. Legend says if you drink from the middle pipe you will meet a young man/girl from the village.Fountain Cinco Cañas Alcaucin Malaga
  • El Alcázar Recreational Area: This is a recreational area with good facilities, located on the bank of the Alcaucín river, which with its small waterfalls and the thick vegetation that surrounds it are some of the natural attractions of this charming, charming place.

For more information about Alcaucín Village: visit the City Council page