The origins of Sayalonga
If the whole village of Sayalonga is typical of the Andalucian period : white village, narrow streets, church built on the old mosque, etc.
It seems that its name, is a Roman heritage, the latin etymology of the name Saya-longa meaning long tunic .
What to see in Sayalonga ?
The church, Santa Catalina,
in Mudejar style, built on the old mosque of the village.
The El Cid fountain (El cid campeador),
It is said that this famous Christian knight (mercenary) came to drink at this fountain
The morisco (moorish) museum,
which presents the heritage of the Moors.
Sayalonga round cemetery
It is the only such cemetery in Spain and as no explanation has been found, it remains surrounded by many mysteries and legends even today.
- the most common legend: it was the Templars who built it and that it has masonic origins.
- the romantic version: indicates that it was built in this way, all round so that no deceased turns his back on another.
The narrowest alley in all of Axarquia
El callejon de la Alcuza . This alley is 56cm wide …
Around the village :
Sayalonga and the mudejar and white villages tour
A very good local guide, offers a tour through its typical white villages of Axarquia, in small groups (2 to 8 people max).
The guide offers to pick you up from Nerja, Torrox and Torre del Mar.
What to do in Sayalonga ?
- Feria del Nispero (the medlar festival), the first Sunday in May
- Dia de Andalucia, February 28
- Dia del Arte, in September
- Romeria de la Virgen del Rosario, October 7
In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Sayalonga
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: