Outing to Carratraca: what to visit in this charming Mala mountain village
About 50 kilometres from the city of Malaga is a small treasure of the province of Malaga, the town of Carratraca. With narrow streets and white houses, this town has many attractions that invite you to a unique and unforgeable visit to discover the magic of the Andalusian mountain towns. Carratraca is one of those towns with walls decorated with flower pots providing a colourful aspect and the warm glow of Andalusian houses. When walking through its old cobblestone streets, visitors can discover several tourist attraction jewel such as the Carratraca sparesort,, one of the most attractive places in this town of Sierra Blanquilla. These thermal baths have been famous since Roman and Arab times, and in the nineteenth century they became very popular attracting visitors such as Lord Byron and the Empress Maria Eugenia. Its sulphurous waters spring naturally from underground sources at about 18 degrees centigrade and have healing and relieving properties that are ideal for a small holiday retreat.
This town is also famous for its traditional Andalusian gastronomy, with typical dishes such as callos, cabbage, rabbit stew, stewed potatoes and desserts such as olive oil pies, the lemon biscuits or cake. Not to forget products such as olive oil or avocados that are grown in their immediate surroundings.
In the culinary section visitors can visit Casa Pepa, a restaurant over half a century old that has attracted many famous people such as Antonio Banderas, Jesus Quintero, Antonio Gala, Carlos Arguiñano or Prince Charles of England. Its traditional recipes include stewed potatoes, lean meat with tomato sauce, the lamb and gazpachuelo. There are also other cosy places to taste the typical dishes of the area such as El Punto or La Venta del Trillo. And to have a coffee, tea, cocktail, ice cream, cup, a sweet picoteo, you cannot miss La Bocacha, managed by Pepa’s grand-daughters. A very pleasant and genuinely charming place.
If you decide to discover Carratraca, do not forget to pass by Finca Solmark, where we will receive you with open arms, completing your wonderful experience in this village sponsor an olive tree, enjoying our products o visiting our quiet facilities . What are you waiting to discover Carratraca?
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