Árchez, a small white village with Moorish roots and its Mudejar architecture that can be admired in the Torre Alminar of the Iglesia de la Encarnación that will take you to a great past.
Where is Árchez located
Árchez is located 54km from Malaga capital with a population of 385 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 4,8km square.
Origin of the name Árchez
The origin of the name of the village Árchez comes from the Arabic <Al-Cocer> which means “the Palazuelo”, means palace.
Denonym of the people of Árchez
The inhabitants are called “archero or archera“.
Curiosities about Árchez
- It is the smallest town in the province of Malaga.
- The town is nicknamed as “Joya Merinita of the XII century“.
Monuments and places of interest in Árchez
- Tower Alminar of the Church of la Encarnación: It is a Minaret of an old Almohad mosque built in the fourteenth century. It is currently the bell tower of the church of Our Lady of the Incarnation.
- Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación: Built in the XV century, it was built on an old mosque of which only the Almohad minaret remains.
- Lavadero Público La Acequía: Situado en la entrada del pueblo en el paseo del Río Turvilla recién construido de ladrillo con un toque mudéjar. El lavadero formado por tres arcos alberga seis pilas, tres en cada lado.
- Old mills