El Burgo

El Burgo, a white village surrounded by the surroundings of the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, an odyssey for nature and hiking lovers.

Where is El Burgo located

El Burgo is located 70km from Malaga capital with a population of 1.800 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 118,35km square.

The origin of the name of El Burgo

The origin of the name of the town is uncertain.

There are several theories:

  • Some believe it comes from the Greek word “Purgos” which means tower.
  • Another that comes from the Germanic etymology “Barugs”.
  • El Burgo derives from the Arabic word “El Borch”, which is also equivalent to the word “tower”.

Denonym of the people of El Burgo

The inhabitants are called “burgueño or burgueña”.

For more information about El Burgo Village: visit the City Council page