Daimalos best things to see and do
A village where time has stood still
This hamlet has an important moorish past, from the period of Al Andalus, like many villages of Axarquia Costa del Sol.
Discover this hamlet in pics, at the bottom of this page
You will discover one of the oldest minarets in Spain
This minaret (alminar) dates from the Merinid period (Hispanic name of a Moroccan Berber tribe, the Banu Marin), from the 13th century. It is very narrow, at the time only one person, the muezzin could climb up.
Going around the church you will quickly find traces that still remain of the old mosque on the walls of the church.
An Arab fountain with exquisite virtues
In the village there is a fountain. It dates from the period of Al-Andalus and is called the fountain of love. Legend has it that it has incredible virtues for the person who drinks its water: he/she will meet love or have a child within a year.
See Daimalos at the beginning of the year
The best time to see the hamlet is undoubtedly at the beginning of the year to see all white fields of almond trees in bloom. A spectacle of nature. And if you go there from Velez-Malaga , passing through Arenas , you will have the pleasure of seeing the terraced cultures with the dry stone walling (los balates).
In this link, you can discover the terraced crops around the village with the stone walls. They have been recognized for 2 years by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity.
A local guide offers to make discover all of Daimalos and the famous almond blossom. In the following link see all details and booking online (only in January and February) :
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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
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