Villanueva de la Concepción a modern rural villa is the perfect location to stay if you are going ro visit the natural park El Torcal.
Where is Villanueva de la Concepción located
Villanueva de la Concepción is located 36km from Malaga capital with a population of 3.296 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 48,83km square.
Origin of the name Villanueva de la Concepción
When it became independent from Antequera in 2009 with its own town council, it was called Villanueva de la concepción, as the patron saint of the town.
Denonym of the people of Villanueva de la Concepción
The inhabitants are called “villanovense”.
Monuments and places of interest in Villanueva de la Concepción
- Church of Nuestra Señora del Inmaculada Concepción: The temple was built in the late 19th century with a simple facade with a small bell tower. The church, made up of a single nave, is presided over by the image of the Virgin of the Conception located in a small niche, flanked on both sides by a Dolorosa dress and a carved Nazarene.
- Horcajo Bridge: Located at Km 34 of the A-7075 road. The bridge was built in the 18th century in 1787 during the reign of Carlos III, it belonged to the old <Vía Real>, road that communicated Malaga and Madrid. The Campanillas river passes under the bridge. The bridge was built with large reddish and gray stone blocks extracted from El Torcal. This point of interest serves as a viewpoint to take beautiful photos of Villanueva de la Concepción with El Torcal in the background.
- Paraíso Bridge
- Garrayo Bridge
- Plaza de Andalucía: The main square of the town, a rectangular shaped square with orange trees with an octagonal red granite fountain in the middle. It is the meeting place and main point during the town festivals.
- El Torcal: Located between the municipalities of Antequera and Villanueva de la Concepción. It is a natural area with one of the most impressive karst landscapes in Europe that has been formed during a process of hundreds of millions of years when this area was submerged under the Tethys Sea. This natural monument is unique in the world. There is a Visitor Center with parking.