Pizarra

Where is Pìzarra Located

Pìzarra is located 34km from Malaga capital with a population of 9.226 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 63,61km square.

The origin of the name Pizarra

In 1484 at the time of the reconquest of Álora there is no mention of the village. After the taking of Álora during the reconquest in 1486, the provisional distribution of the lands in “la Piçarra” took place. In 1493 the lands were finally divided between two residents of Álora, 36 bushels (old spanish measure) were distributed to each one. It is in 1494 when the knight Diego Romero, alderman of the city of Malaga, appears. Diego Romero buys both caballerias that added 72 bushels to which he adds 20 more units. Therefore in the XV century the 92 bushels constitute “the alcarria de la Piçarra“.

Denonym of the people of Pizarra

The inhabitants are called “pizarreño or pizarreña“.

Monuments and places of interest in Pizarra

  • Mozarabic hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta
  • The Parish Church of San Pedro Apóstol
  • The Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • The Count’s palace
  • Convent of las Hermanas de la Cruz
  • Prehistoric tombs of Castillejos de Luna
  • Cascarero

Where to sleep in Pizarra

Casa Palmera: In the heart of the Guadalhorce Valley you will find this rural accommodation with rooms with an Andalusian atmosphere. With numerous terraces accompanied by a pool and chill-out areas. The friendly hosts Simon and Kirstie will take care of the meals during your stay, which are also homemade and of high quality.

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