Visiting Archez, a white village in Costa del Sol Axarquia
This village, with moor origins, had as its main agricultural activity the cultivation of the vine. Archez reflects the unique identity of the white villages of Axarquia through its architecture, history and landscapes. Along with some surrounding villages, it is part of the “Mudejar route”.
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Archez and the Mudejar White Villages tour
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What to see in the village ?
Passing through Archez, there is a magnificent historical monument not to be missed. This is the minaret (alminar) of the old mosque of the village, from the Al-Andalus period.
Like almost all the churches in Axarquia, the village church was built on the old mosque but the minaret was kept to make it the bell tower of the church. This minaret is from the 14th century . it was declared Historical Artistic Monument National Heritage in 1979.
Inside the church, you can admire the frame in the purest Mudejar style as well (see pic below).
Andalusian gastronomy in the village
The heritage of the moors, from the Al-Andalus period, has been preserved until today in the town planning of this white village, but it has also been preserved in the gastronomy with dishes such as fennel soup or chicken mudejar style.
In the village, you can also discover other dishes such as:
- cod omelettes with sugar cane honey ( bacalao tortilla with honey),
- the migas with sardines
- chickpea soup with cod
- ajoblanco, gastronomic emblem of summer dishes from Malaga, made with almonds, garlic, oil and vinegar
Another heritage, while walking in the village you will be able to discover a ceramic mentioning the ingredients for the recipe of “alcuzcuz” (see photo below)
Festivals in Archez
- La Feria de San Anton, in February
- Feria de Ntra. Sra. de la Encarnación, in July
- Corpus Christi, in June
Activities in the surroundings
In this link: the 50 activities and experiences around Archez
Below you will find some examples of activities to do during your stay. Just click on one of the activities shown in the photo to find out more: