Almáchar

A white village in the Axarquía baptized as the capital of the muscat grape and where the traditional cold soup from Malaga originated: el ajoblanco.

Where is Almáchar located

Almáchar is located 36km from Malaga capital with a population of 1.811 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 73,1km square.

The origin of the name Almáchar

The name of the town comes from the Arabic “Al Maysar”, which means «Land of the meadows».

Denonym of the peope of Almáchar

The inhabitants are called “Almachareño or Almachareña”.

Curiosities of Almáchar

  • Ajoblanco, the typical cold soup from Malaga originates from this village.
  • The village is nicknamed “The capital of the Muscat grape”, this delicious grape is the base of the sweet Malaga wine.

Monuments and places of interest en Almáchar

  • Church of San Marcos: The church of San Mateo built in the 16th century.
  • Museum of Raisin: Located in the Plaza del Santo Cristo in a traditional Andalusian house. The museum’s collection contains traditional items and objects that were used in vineyard work and pruning during the early 20th century.

Gastronomy of Almáchar

Ajoblanco: a cold soup considered as a variant of Andalusian gazpacho. The dish is made up of bread, garlic, ground almonds, oil, salt and water. Generally accompanied with muscat grapes or pieces of melon.

For more information about Almáchar: visit the City Council page