Make your Colmenar Holidays unforgettable with Colemenar Holiday Apartments
Located in Andalucia, southern Spain, is the beautiful 17th century village of Colmenar. It is nestled in the northern part of Malaga Mountains, known as Montes de Malaga in Spanish, between Axarquia and Antequera. The village is 35 kilometres from Malaga, and 44 kilometres from Velez-Malaga. The village gets its name from an estate, which used to produce honey, Colmena being the Spanish term for honey. Even today, Colmenar village is popular for its honey, raw sugar and brown sugar. Colmenar holiday rentals allow you to stay in the village and enjoy the beautiful history of the area. You can visit Candelaria Hermitage, which is a 17th century structure that was constructed by sailors from Canary Islands. It is claimed that these soldiers had a miraculous escape during a storm near the coast of Malaga and built the Hermitage as a show of their gratitude. Colmenar is also home to Asuncion Church, which was constructed in the 16th century and still shows the Arab style architecture. Just outside the village of Colmenar are some archaeological sites, such as Cueva de las Pelusas and Cortijo de Gonzalo, which have provided evidence from Neolithic times as well as the metal ages.
Colmenar Holiday Homes - enjoy history, fiestas and good times galore
Staying in Colmenar holiday rentals will allow you to enjoy the numerous fiestas that the village hosts several times a year. Perhaps, the most popular fiesta is the Dia de la Pipa, when people from all walks of life take time out from their hectic schedule and have a countryside picnic, partaking in local homemade specialities. This fiesta is held in the second week of August. The patron saint of the village, the Virgin of the Candelaria, is honoured every year on February 2 by taking out of procession through the village. The procession culminates at the Candelaria Hermitage. During the Holy Week, a procession of the Virgen de los Dolores is taken through the village; and during Christmas, the entire village is dotted with nativity scenes and the residents come out of their homes to sing Christmas carols in Andalusian and Spanish.
Colmenar Holiday Villas - visit the beautiful 17th century village of Colmenar
Woven products are a specialty of the area. This is the perfect place to pick up mats, carpets made from natural fibres and baskets to take home. In addition, visitors can also buy olive oil, freshly milled flour, honey and natural sugar to take as gifts for family and friends. Staying in Colmenar apartments gives visitors a chance to enjoy and taste the local fare. Some of the popular local dishes include garbanzo stew, porra soup, migas and oven roasted meats. Colmenar is also famous for its homemade grape juice, which is known as mosto in the local language. Colmenar holiday rentals afford a peaceful and restful holiday for people, who are looking to leave behind the humdrum of city life. Looking for another perfect place in which to spend your idyllic holiday break? Take a look at Pag Holiday Villas.