Sierra de Yeguas, a Malaga town that borders the province of Seville, faithful to its culture and traditions, highlighting its natural environment of great attraction.
Where is Sierra de Yeguas located
Sierra de Yeguas is located 85km from Malaga capital with a population of 3.346 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 86km square.
Origin of the name Sierra de Yeguas
Sierra de las Yeguas, the word Yegua is a “mare”, as its name indicates, it is believed that the inhabitants of this town dedicated themselves to raising horse cattle. More likely since in the south of the town there was a source that was used as a trough.
Denonym of the people of Sierra de Yeguas
The inhabitants are called “serrano or serrana“.
Monumentos y lugares de interés in Sierra de Yeguas
- Church of the Immaculate Conception: Commissioned to be built in 1559 by the Marquis of Estepa. In the year 1592 the baptismal font was granted to him since the inhabitants were baptized previously in the town of Estepa or in the Roda de Andalucía. Originally, it was built with a Latin cross plan, but chapels were added to the side of the building that modified the cross shape. Highlighting the central dome with the shields of the Marquesado de Estepa.
The chapels were built: that of the Sacred Heart, that of Humility, that of the Virgen de las Dolores, and that of San Bartolomé. In the Chapel of the Sacred Heart there are several tombs, since it belonged to the Villavicencio family and could be buried in this place.
The tower is built in two phases. In the first phase, a tower is built that imitates a minaret that reached the height of the roof. In the second stage, the bells and a roof of reddish glazed tiles are added where its great Sevillian influence can be observed.
- Haza de Estepa Hot Springs
- Brotherhood of Our Father Jesus Nazareno
- Hermandad Santísimo Cristo de la Veracruz and María Santísima de la Esperanza
- Plaza Andalucía: The main square, located next to the church of the town that has become the meeting place of the neighbors during the festivities and traditional events but especially in summer since the trees provide good shade.
Navahermosa is a district of Sierra de Yeguas that was built in the mid-twentieth century in order to repopulate rural areas of the province. Most of the residents came from the village of Sierra de Yeguas in exchange for some land, each settler was given 12 bushels of land (1 bushel is approximately 6121 square meters).
For more information about Sierra de Yeguas Village: visit the City Council page