Cañete la Real

Cañete la Real surprises with its rural, gastronomic, and cultural elements that a village in the interior of the province can have.

Where is Cañete la Real located

Cañete la Real is located 80km from Malaga capital with a population of 1.665 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 165,24kkm square.

Origin of the name of Cañete la Real

The name comes from Arabic and referring to the fortress (Hisn) in the area called “Hisn-Qanit“, “Hisn-Cannit” which means “Castle of Canit“. While the word “Canit” comes from the word “Caños” (pipe) that referest to the many water pipes that are found in the town.

Denonym of the people of Cañete la Real

The inhabitants are called “cañetero or cañetera“.

Monuments and places of interest in Cañete la Real

  • Castle of Hins Canit
  • Convent of San Francisco
  • Monastery of Santísimo Sacramento
  • Hermitage of Carmen
  • Hermitage of  Padre Jesús
  • Hermitage of Santa Ana
  • Hermitage of la Virgen de los Remedios
  • Hermitage of  la Virgen de la Soledad
  • Hermitage Dulce Nombre de Jesús
  • Chapel de La Atalaya
  • Nasrid bridge of Ortegícar

For more information about Cañete La Real Village: visit the City Council website.