Villanueva de Algaidas, a village with a long history with findings from prehistory, a cave hermitage and other medieval monuments.
Where is Villanueva de Algaidas located
Villanueva de Algaidas is located 74km from Malaga capital with a population of 4.176 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 75km square
Denonym of the people of Villanueva de Algaidas
The inhabitants are called “algaideño or algaideña”.
Monuments and places of interest in Villanueva de Algaidas
- Church Nuestra Señora de La Consolación: It is a temple of simple architecture built between 1904 and 1907. The façade is made up of two bodies with a portal with a lowered arch that supports a triangular pediment with a niche that houses the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception. The interior consists of a single nave where it houses the images of the Virgen de los Dolores, the image of the Holy Crucified Christ, the Holy Burial, and more importantly the image of Our Lady of Consolation. The door of the temple comes from the old convent that now is in ruins.
- La Villeta Ruins
- Convent of Our Lady of Consolation and the Cave Hermitages: The convent of Our Lady of Consolation was founded in 1566 by Pedro Téllez de Girón, Duke of Osuna. The complex has suffered multiple damages after being abandoned after the Spanish Civil War. It was inhabited by monks of the Order of San Francisco. Currently the convent is a ruin where you can see the walls of the church and some paintings on its walls. Next to the convent there are two cave hermitages from the IX century used by the Mozarabs during the time of Al-Andalus. The largest hermitage is made up of three cavities and the smaller hermitage is square where the hermits stayed.
- Arroyo Bebedero Bridge
- Convent of Recoletos de San Francisco de Asís
- Plaza escultor Miguel Berrocal: Located in the center of the village. Popularly known as the Plaza de los Patos, since several ducks used to live in the square. In the current square is the sculpture “El Torero”, a work of art by Miguel Berrocal.
- Miguel Berrocal Museum
For more information about Villanueva de Algaidas Village: visit the City Council page