Cútar, a beautiful and beautiful white village located on a hillside. The whiteness of its streets and urban center of Arab origin makes it a jewel of the Axarquia
Where is Cútar located
Cútar is located 54km from Malaga capital with a population of 607 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 20Km square.
The origin of the name Cútar
The name of the town comes from the Arabic word “Cautzar“, which means “fountain of paradise“.
Denonym of the people of Cútar
The inhabitants are called “cutareño or cutareña“.
Monuments and places of interest in Cútar
- Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación: The temple is the most outstanding monument of the town erected in honor of the Virgen de la Encarnación in the 16th century with a later reform in the 18th century. The church located in the highest part of the village is made up of three separate naves with Mudejar-style brick arches. The small dressing room of the nave of the Epistle and a small rococo-style chapel that give a cozy atmosphere to the temple. The chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows was rebuilt in 1800, as evidenced by an inscription.
The most revered saint and patron saint of Cútar is San Roque, who pays homage every August 16 with a procession and festivities. San Roque is accompanied by the patron saint, Our Lady of the Angels, which is celebrated on August 15. During the Civil War the image of the Virgin of the Angels was lost and was replaced by a small image of the Immaculate Conception from the Olot Workshops.
In the 90s a new carving of the image was made at the hands of the Malaga master Pedro Pérez Hidalgo, the Virgin also had a Child Jesus made by Hidalgo but later it was replaced by an image from the Olot workshop.
- Arquilogical Ruins
- Arab Fountain
- Museum of Monfí: Monfí means to be an exile or banished, a Muslim person who at the time of the conversions during the reconquest was forced to flee his home to seek refuge in the mountains.
The Arabs and Moors have left traces both in the culture and in the architecture of the town. It has been possible to know more about the time thanks to a discovery of some books and manuscripts in one of the houses of the town. Among them, a book of trades by the Alfaqui, who is an expert and connoisseur of Islamic jurisprudence. Therefore, some documents arrived on the customs and legislation of the time along with poems, sermons, astronomy and magic.
This museum includes works in relation to the Arab world and culture, keeping documents of the time on Cútar and Málaga that bring us more knowledge about daily life during the Muslim era and the Christian reconquest.
- Salto del Negro
Where to eat and drink in Cútar
- Plaza Bar: Located in the urban area of the town with a large terrace in a square with views of the Sierra. The good hospitality on the part of the owner is to be appreciated along with his good prices for drinks and food. They offer tapas from 1 euro to mixed dishes. It is also a point of sale for the Turbojam jam that is manufactured in the same town. It also often hosts live music.
Regional products of Cútar
- Turbojam: A jam with a high percentage of regional natural fruit made in Cútar. There are a dozen different flavors but from insidemalaga we have tried the mango, fig and red paprika flavors. We have surprisingly liked the three flavors, especially the intense flavor of natural fruit, low in sugar and also the use of stevia in some of its flavors. Jams can be purchased at Bar Plaza.