Riogordo best things to see and do

Upper Axarquia

Riogordo, white village of upper Axarquia Costa del Sol

Riogordo takes its name from a river (rio gordo). It is a village whose surrounding are of incredible beauty, its fields of olive trees like the famous Tajo de Gomer. It is renowned for its gastronomy, as Colmenar village, just next door, and for its ferias.

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Riogordo and olive oil

Riogordo, is an agricultural village that produces very good olive oil, of the verdial variety . It is for me one of the best in the region. If you pass through the village, do not hesitate to stop at the Agro-Olivavera cooperative, to buy a bottle of “Borbollon”. It is an AOVE (Aceite de Oliva Virgen Extra), sold in a 500ml bottle which costs around 4 euros from memory. During the Feria de la Molienda, which takes place at the end of February, the cooperative opens its doors and you can follow the whole route from the olives to the bottling.

The olive oil tour

A local guide offers the olive oil tour in villages next to Riogordo. This tour is the best manner to discover everything about olive oil in Andalucia. This guide offers to pick you up in Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar In the following link you can see price and all details about :

The Olive Oil Tour

Riogordo museum and “El Paso”

The ethnographic museum

This museum is a small treasure to discover all the tools of the fields and of the house used in the last century, for the manufacture and conservation of wine, olive oil and bread.

The passion of Christ, El Paso

Riogordo is known for ” El Paso “. One of the most recognized religious festivals in all of Spain , which takes place on Holy Friday and Holy Saturday. It traces the passion of Christ through his life, death and resurrection. This festival has been recognized as a festival of national tourist interest for more than 20 years.

A historical fact

This village fiercely fought the invasion of the Napoleonic army during the war of independence. The one at the head of this rebellion, has shown, according to accounts, extraordinary courage, it was the… priest of Riogordo!

What to do in Riogordo ?



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