Carratraca, with its Roman baths, creates a health tourism, adding fonda pepa that is a benchmark of Malaga gastronomy.
Where is Carratraca located
Carratraca is located 49km from Malaga capital with a population of 731 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 22,24km square.
The origin of the name Carratraca
The name of Carratraca comes from the Arabic “Carr-altrak” which means “cleaning of impurities“.
Gentilicio of Carratraca
The inhabitants are called “carratraqueño or carratraqueña“.
Monuments and places of interest in Carratraca
- Church of Nuestra Señora de la Salud: Located in the village center, the temple was initially a hermitage venerating the Virgin of Health who protected the sick who came to drink medicinal water. Due to its continuous use, it was decided to extend the building in 1802, giving rise to the current church, but in 1880 it was once again deeply reformed. The interior is divided into three naves separated by semicircular arches with the ceiling covered with a wooden framework and a dressing room that houses the Virgen de la Salud, current patron saint of Carratraca.
- Palace Doña Trinidad Grund
- Thermal Baths of Carratraca
- Plaza de Toros: One of the most peculiar bullrings in the province since it is excavated in the rock of the Sierra Blanquilla or Baños. The square was inaugurated in 1878 with a capacity of around 3000 people. Currently bullfights are held during the August Fair, and the venue hosts events such as the “Bewitching of the Moorish Moon” during the month of September. During Holy Week the Passion of Christ is represented with a hundred actors.
- Fountain Nuestra Señora de la Salud