Cartajima, a white village in the Genal Valley where gastronomy and hiking trails stand out, along with its copper forest in the valley in the fall.
Where is Cartajima located
Cartajima is located 111km from Malaga capital with a population of 253 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 22km square.
Origin of the name Cartajima
The name of the town comes from the Arabic “alquería de la aljaima”. In Christian texts it is also cited as “Xaritalxime”.
Demonym of the people of Cartajima
The inhabitants are called “cartajimeño or cartajimeño”.
Monuments and places of interests in Cartajima
- Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario: The temple was built after the fall of Ronda and the reconquest of the Serranía de Ronda from the moors. It is a church of simple construction that originally had three naves of which only one is preserved today. Inside it houses the images of the patron and the patron saint of the town: San José and the Virgen del Rosario. But the most popular image that he keeps is the Child Jesus located on the side of the temple.
- Fountain Source El Pozo: Located in the area known as La Chaparreta, 200 meters from the center of the town. The source has a flow throughout the year, it has been of great importance for the growth of the town over the centuries. It was an important space for social life and commerce for the residents of the village.