Arriate Town Village


Arriate, a beautiful village surrounded by the mountains of Ronda, with a curious history of independence and where traditions are preserved.

Where is Arriate located

Arriate is located 99km from Malaga capital with a population of 4.102 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 8,3km square.

The origin of the name Arriate

The name Arriate comes from the Arabic “Arriadh” which means “Los Verjeles“.

Denonym of the people of Arriate

The inhabitants are called “arriateño or arriateña“.

Curiosities of Arriate

  • In 1407 the Battle of the Valley of Arriate took place.

Monuments and places of interest in Arriate

  • The church of San Juan de Letrán: The temple is located on Calle Cordones. When the village first became independent from Ronda in 1630, the church became the nucleus of the town. The current bell tower that stands out from the rooftops was built and finished in 1966. In 1936 the parish received several assaults and destruction, where the main altarpiece, the organ, and several images of more than two hundred years were destroyed. The image of Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazarenos was kept safe thanks to several neighbors.
  • Viewpoint La Estaca

Video about Arriate


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