Comares is a small town in the hills north east of Malaga. Known as a Pueblo Blanco it sits c700 meters above sea level with great views of the surrounding area. It has a population of about 1,500.
What makes it interesting is that it is perched on the top of hill. The Romans built a fortress but the main occupants were Arabic. The name Comares originates from the Arabic word for castle ‘Qumarix’
In the 11th century it had become the regional headquarters of Cutar, El Borge, Almachar and Moclinejo.
Over the next 4 Centuries Moorish rule in Southern Spain declined and in 1487 the town fell into Christian hands.
Little has changed in the town and it remains typically Moorish with narrow cobbled streets to make it easier to defend, if you visit it is best to park outside the village and walk up to the main square and enjoy the spectacular views.
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