Where is Montejaque
Montejaque is located 120km from Malaga capital with a population of 964 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 43Km square.
Origin of the name Montejaque
The name is of Arabic origin “Monte-Xaquez” which means “lost mountain“.
Denonym of the people of Montejaque
The inhabitants are called “Montejaqueño or Montejaqueña”.
Monuments and places of interest in Montejaque
- Church of Santiago el Mayor: Built in the 15th century after the Christian conquest of La Serranía de Ronda. The temple is divided into three naves separated by arches. In the central nave is the main altar where the image of the Immaculate, the patron saint of the town, is located. The remaining naves contain chapels presided over by the Crucified Christ on the left and a chapel dedicated to the Apostle Santiago on the right.
- Hundidero Cave
- Montejaque Dam
- Old Public Laundry
- Centro de Interpretación de Espeleología
- Fuente Nueva: New fountain, One of the most important monuments of the town since the water from this source was the sustenance of many generations, and the local economy. Historically it was located on the outskirts of town in the Nasrid neighborhood. Although the inscription establishes 1870, the fountain is much older, taking advantage of the water from the old fountain that is located on a higher level.