Vine-covered hills and beautiful mountain landscapes welcome Cómpeta, famous for its acclaimed wine. Around this product, as typical as its popular architecture, a magical night is celebrated every August that has become a must-see summer event.

A white town in the Axarquía with ancient customs, Cómpeta is nicknamed “Cornisa de la Costa del Sol” due to its privileged location. Its territory extends through the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, with its extraordinary landscape heritage.


The most emblematic monument of Cómpeta is the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, built in the 16th century. Known as “Axarquía Cathedral”, it has three naves separated by segmental arches and a neo-Mudejar style tower. Inside the temple, the fresco on the main altar stands out, representing the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Next to the church is the Paseo de las Tradiciones, which invites you to learn about the deep-rooted customs of this town in inland Malaga through mosaics. Walking along it you reach Plaza Almijara, with its 19th century facades and its typically Andalusian fountain.
In the oldest area of the town stands the hermitage of San Sebastián, which houses the image of the patron saint of Cómpeta. This sanctuary was possibly the first parish in the town, founded after the expulsion of the Moors by order of Queen Isabel la Católica herself.

Another example of the religious art of the municipality is the hermitage of San Antón Abad Extramuros. It is an 18th century chapel with a careful altarpiece that houses one of the most popular carvings of Holy Week in Cómpeta: “la Borriquita”

Also worth a visit are the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs, housed in an old Civil Guard barracks from the 19th century, the Hadrian’s Mill Museum, the hanging houses, the winepress in the Plaza de la Vendimia and the wineries of this town of marked wine tradition.

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