Cutar best things to see and do
The paradise fountain
Visiting Cutar, next to Comares in Axarquia Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga
Cutar is a white village in Axarquia , which lies on the “ruta de la pasa” (raisin road), with the villages of Comares, Almachar, Moclinejo, and El Borge , The landscapes around this village are very beautiful to see and from Cutar you can see the village of Comares on its rocky promontory.
The pics are at the bottom of the article.
This village at the time of Al-Andalus had the nickname of fountain of paradise with its 12 water sources.
The origin of the name Cutar
The name of the village is of moor origin and dates back to the 10th century. at that time there was a hamlet called “Hins Acut”, which in arabic means “acute castle”. This name refers to a fortress that no longer exists today.
A village of monfis (Moriscos rebels and bandits)
As an introduction, you should know that Andalucia has been known for its bandits for millennia. Each village, according to the times, sheltered bandits. Cicero, more than 2000 years ago already spoke about it in his correspondence. We also have writings from the period of the Caliphate of Cordoba which bear witness to this.
Cutar is known to have been a village of Monfis, moorish bandits in the 16th century. The mudejars and then moriscos is the name given to the moors who remained after the reconquest. A certain number of moors preferred to continue living in hiding: the monfis.
Cutar also opened the monfi museum to relate this period. In this museum there is also the “Quran of Cutar”, dated between the 13th and 15th century. This historic period of the village is celebrated through the “Feria Monfi” each year.
The word monfi comes from the arabic language: munfi (منفي) which literally means proscribed.
What to see in Cutar?
- the arab fountain at the entrance to the village, it is the only one in the entire province of Malaga that has retained its original appearance (see photo below)
- its church and its bell tower, which is in fact the old minaret of the village mosque
- the corridas de cintas (ribbon races) . These races take place during the feria of San Roque in August. They can be done on horseback, by bike, by motorbike depending on the village.
- the local culinary specialty: puchero(looks like a pot au feu with chickpeas and chorizo)
- falconry demonstrations (Al-Andalus heritage) during the feria del monfi
What to do in Cutar ?
In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Cutar
Cutar and the famous Raisin Tour
An excellent local guide offers a tour, “la Ruta de la Pasa” between mid-August and the end of October. You will discover the culture of the vine, and the methods of making wine and raisins.
You will find the details in the link and the possibility of booking online :
To see a short overview of the tour : about pasa and paseros
Useful link to prepare your trip to authentic Andalucia
Where to sleep in Cutar ?
Holiday homes, villas, guest houses
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If you are in the area for a few days, here is a selection of great activities :
A famous local guide offers Tours in Axarquia to discover its typical villages, history and traditions. Discover in this link : the offer of tours and excursions in the Axarquia – Costa del Sol
Are you planning to stay in Cutar ?
In this link find : 2 offers for holiday homes and guest houses in Cutar