Ardales

Where is Ardales located?

Ardales is located 54km from Malaga capital with a population of 2500 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 106,5km square.

Origin of the name Ardales

There are two theories about origin:

  • Of arab origin that derives from “garden of Allah or land of God”.
  • Of pre-Roman origin that comes from the word “harda” which means squirrel, possibly this rodent lived abundantly in the pine forests of the area.

Monuments and places of interes in Ardales

  • Castle “De la Peña”
  • Caminito del Rey
  • Cave Doña Trinidad Ardales
  • Church of Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
  • Roman bridge de la Molina
  • Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de Villaverde
  • Hermitage of Encarnación
  • Convent of capuchinos
  • Castle Turón
  • The Kings chair
  • Resevoir Conde de Guadalhorce

For more information about Ardales Village: visit the City Council page