Alozaina town, part of the Sierra de las Nieves in Malaga where the Mozarabic spirit and the legend of María Sagredo lives on.
Where is Alozaina located?
Alozaina is located 54km from Malaga capital with a population of 2.052 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 34km square.
The origin of the name Alozaina
The name of Alozaina town comes from the Arabic and means <small castle>.
Curiosities about Alozaina
- In the coat of arms of the town of Alozaina a young woman appears with two hives throwing them on some Moors. This young woman is María Sagredo, heroine of Alozaina.
- The inhabitants of Alozaina are called «Pecheros», after the reconquest in 1484 the lands were repopulated with people from outside, they paid tributes called «Pecho», therefore the faithful people to pay the tribute were «Pecheros».
Monuments and place of interest en Alozaina
- Church of Santa Ana: This temple was built in 1505. The current church was built in the 18th century with various restorations in the subsequent centuries.
- Tower of María Sagredo: The tower is the rest of the old Alozaina castle. In the 16th century during the Moorish rebellion. The history and legend of María Sagredo, who defended Alozaina in 1570, when only children, the elderly and women were remaining in the town.
- Alozaina Arch: A tribute to the Moorish period of the town, built in 1951, and is one of the most important elements of the town.