Yunquera, a charming white village of the Sierra de Las Nieves where the story of Blessed Juan Duarte leaves no one indifferent.
Where is Yunquera located
Yunquera is located 62km from Malaga capital with a population of 2.864 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 58km square.
Origin of the name Yunquera
The name is due to the fact that there were a large number of Juncos in the area.
Denonym of the people of Yunquera
Los habitantes se denominan “yunquerano or yunquerana”.
Curiosities of Yunquera
- Blessed Juan Duarte was born in this town.
Monuments and places of interest in Yunquera
- Church of la Encarnación: It is the most outstanding monument in the village and the church is one of the largest in the Sierra de Las Nieves. It was erected in 1505 on the remains of an Islamic fortress. The temple consists of It consists of three naves separated by cruciform pillars, on which semicircular arches mount.
Inside we highlight a painting of the Nazarene from the 18th century and the burial of the remains of the seminarian-deacon Blessed Juan Duarte, martyr of the Spanish Civil War.
- La Ermita
- Midievil walls of Yunquera
- Los Patos Mills: This old, already collapsed mill is recognized by its old aqueduct and stream that is still standing. Its mechanic was propelled by the movement of the water.
- Watchtower of Yunquera: Popularly known as El Castillo, it is located on the outskirts of the village and also serves as a viewpoint. It was built with the function of a watchtower in case of attacks by enemy troops. The design of Arabic origin has been subsequently modified on two occasions. It is currently a tourist information point.