Arriate Town Village


Arriate, a beautiful village surrounded by the mountains of Ronda, with a curious history of independence and where traditions are preserved.

Where is Arriate located

Arriate is located 99km from Malaga capital with a population of 4.102 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 8,3km square.

The origin of the name Arriate

The name Arriate comes from the Arabic “Arriadh” which means “Los Verjeles“.

Denonym of the people of Arriate

The inhabitants are called “arriateño or arriateña“.

Curiosities of Arriate

  • In 1407 the Battle of the Valley of Arriate took place.

Monuments and places of interest in Arriate

  • The church of San Juan de Letrán: The temple is located on Calle Cordones. When the village first became independent from Ronda in 1630, the church became the nucleus of the town. The current bell tower that stands out from the rooftops was built and finished in 1966. In 1936 the parish received several assaults and destruction, where the main altarpiece, the organ, and several images of more than two hundred years were destroyed. The image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazarenos was kept safe thanks to several neighbors.La iglesia de San Juan de Letrán Arriate Malaga
  • Old Palace of Moctezuma: This lot belonged to the Marquises of Moctezuma. María Teresa de Moctezuma, third Marchioness of Moctezuma and Lady of Arriate, left her entire estate as a single woman without offspring for the creation of the Moctezuma Foundation and a Monte de Piedad to carry out charitable works in the Serranía de Ronda region. Among these assets was this palace that was ceded to Ana Josefa Pérez Florido, better known as Madre Petra de Valle de Abdalajís. Currently the palace is used as a residence for the elderly Glorieta de San José, of the Congregation of the Forsaken Mothers and San José de la Montaña. According to legend, the Blessed Image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno was carved in this house in the mid-17th century.Antiguo Palacio de Moctezuma Arriate Malaga
  • Casa Hermandad del Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre y Santo Entierro de Cristo: According to the foundation documents, the brotherhood was created in 1655. The interior is divided into several spaces, one is dedicated to the conservation of the assets and heritage of the Brotherhood. A second space is used as a chapel. The facade presents a ceramic mosaic representing the Christ of the Blood. The brotherhood processions to the image of Christ of the Blood (year 1938) and that of the Santísimo Cristo Yacente (1953). Both images are the work of Sevillian Castillo Lastrucci. Casa Hermandad del Santísimo Cristo de la Sangre y Santo Entierro de Cristo Arriate Malaga
  • Viewpoint La Estaca

Video about Arriate


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