An exquisite country house with incredible views. This beautiful property is located only a 10-minute drive from the village and 30 minutes to Malaga airport, yet enjoys total peace and privacy. There are 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open plan living room and kitchen with a log burning stove. Outside is a wonderful covered terrace with sitting and dining areas as well as a built-in barbecue and fireplace to gather around on cool evenings. There are the most amazing views in every direction across the mountains and down to the sea. Electricity is provided by solar panels and a back-up generator; mains water is connected as is a good internet service.
Almogia is a charming little town situated halfway between Málaga and Antequera. The city name Almogia it comes from the Moorish al-megia or al-Mexia, "the beautiful one", a reference to its location at the foot of the Sierra del Hacho, in the shadow of the highest spot Santi Petri.
Almogía is known as the "cradle Verdiales", the rich Flamenco local style based on a country variant of fandango, probably based on Arabic musical forms. Almogía set the framework for a major festival every first week of August.
Its hilly landscape makes Almogía for an ideal base for agricultural products such as cork, olives and almonds, as well as many types of crafts dealing with grass. The village produces and are famous for their hats, worn by Spanish soldiers during the Cuban wars of the 19th century. Almogía also has a reputation for fine horse saddles.
The palace, known as Hins-Xan-Biter (Sancti-Petri, after the mountain) is the most prominent building in Almogia, although most of it is in ruins. The city's most notable church is the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, built over the ruins of a Moorish mosque, which was deliberately destroyed after the reconquest. It was designed by Diego de Vergara in 1552 for the Bishop of Málaga. Despite the destruction of the original mosque, one still very imponerende.Kirken many religious icons from the 18th century, as well as a portrait of the hermit, Saint Paul.