Sayalonga best things to see and do

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 .

The pics of the village are at the bottom of the article.

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.

  • 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 …

The Peace Monument

This is a large sculpture at the entrance to the village, coming from Torrox (see the last photos at the end of the article). It refers to the victims of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).

Around the village :

Do not miss to discover the villages of Competa, Archez and Salares .

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.

In this link all details and price and booking online :

The Mudejar and White Villages Tour

What to do in Sayalonga ?



In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Sayalonga

Link : prepare your trip to authentic Andalucia

Where to sleep in Sayalonga ?

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 :


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