Arenas Village Town Malaga


A town in the Axarquía with a great history and tradition that is reflected in the ruins of the Bentomiz castle and in the anually mule fair.

Where is Arenas located

Arenas is located 48km from Malaga capital with a population of 1.156 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 26,3km square.

Demonym of the people of Arenas

The inhabitants are called “arenusco or arenusca”.

Origin of the name Arenas

During the 15th century it was called Arenas del Rey in homage to Ferdinand the Catholic who, during the reconquest, stayed for a time in the area. The name during time just became Arenas.

Monuments and places interest in Arenas

  • Castle of Bentomiz
  • Church Santa Catalina de la ConcepciónChurch of Santa Catalina de la Concepción Arenas Malaga
  • Fountain of love

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