Canillas de Albaida

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Canillas de Albaida History

Image Considering that “albaida” means “white” in Arabic, the name of this village could not be more appropriate. Seen from a certain distance, the white of its buildings stands out brilliantly against the knoll on which the village sits.On the north, the municipality extends to the summits of the Sierra Almijara range, on the border of the province of Granada, and southward, to near Daimalos, part of the municipal territory of Arenas.

The hills of Secanillo and Cuevas rise near the village as precursors of the mountain landscape. With an altitude of about 800 metres, they point the way to the lofty (more than 1,600 metres) cliffs of Chapa, Albucaz and Carneros, which are surrounded by ravines and seasonal watercourses to which a few pine groves cling.As the terrain levels out somewhat and the water torrents become streams such as La Cueva, Turvilla and Ciguilias the countryside becomes covered with cottonwoods, poplars and oleanders. In places, along the now-tranquil waterways, this vegetation creates some exceptionally beautiful scenes.

One such place is La Fábrica, where the La Cueva and Turvilla streams join in an area close to the village that is much visited by the people of the region who avail themselves of the camping facilities there.The southern side of this territory is for the most part more typical of the landscape of La Axarquía. Vineyards and almond and olive trees begin to show up on the hills, and in the valleys near the village, where water is abundant, some irrigated cropland appears.The locality very probably originated in the thirteenth century when it was a farm district belonging to Vélez Málaga.

According to chronicles, the name (Albaida, which means white) apparently has more to do with the colour of the flowers that adorned the setting in that era than with the houses, although nowadays it is associated with the whitewash of its dwellings.After the conquest of Vélez Málaga by the Catholic Monarchs in 1487 Canillas de Albaida capitulated to the Christian troops but that did not keep it from joining the sixteenth century Moorish rebellion, which brought upon it the same fate that befell the other surrounding villages after defeat at the battle of Peñón de Frigiliana, a thoroughly documented historical event.

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Surface Area:

33.2 square kilometres
Population: about 800
What the natives are called: Canilleros
Monuments: the Nuestra Señora de la Expectación church and the hermitages of Santa Ana and San Antón.
Geographical Location: in the La Axarquía region, 50 kilometres from Málaga and only 2.5 kilometres from Cómpeta. The village is about 580 metres above sea level. The annual average rainfall in the area is 670 litres per square metre and the average temperature is 17º C.
Tourist Information: Town Hall, Plaza Generalísimo, 8 (29755).
Telephone:

952 553 006; Fax: 952 553 100 


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Tourist Information:

Town Hall, Plaza Generalísimo, 8 (29755).

tel: 952 553 006

Doctors:

 

Chemists:

 
 

Taxis

 
  • Bar Cerezo
952 553 535
  • Maximo
952 516 199
  • Cesareo
952 516 205
  • Franquelo
952 553 535

British Consulate

952 352 300

Irish Consulate

952 352 300

Airlines flying to Malaga

 

  • www.easyjet.com
 
  • www.bmibaby.com
 
  • www.ryanair.com
 
  • www.thompsonfly.com
 
  • www.flymonarch.com
 
  • www.flybe.com
 
  • www.xl.com

English Radio Stations

 

  • Global Radio 96.5 FM
 
  • Wave FM 96.0 FM
 
  • Coastline Radio 97.6 FM
 
  • Radio Sol Almijara 99.1 FM
 
  • Spectrum 105.5 FM
 
  • REM FM 104.8FM

Telefonica

 

  • General Enquires
Tel: 1004
 
  • Line Faults
Tel: 1002
 
  • Speaking Clock
Tel: 093
 
  • Direct Enquires (International)
Tel: 025


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Local Businesses in Canillas

Accommodation


  • Casa Azahara
Tel: 685 430 782  
  • The Balcon Hotel
Tel: 952 553 535  

Internet & Telephone

 
  • Broadband 4spain
Tel: 952 55 38 52  
  • Nerja Solutions
Tel: 952 527 145  

Computers

 
  • Cyber Space
   
  • Competa Computers
Tel: 617 979 364  
  • Discounted Computers

Tel: 952 516 202

Tel: 650 113 211

 

Construction

   
  • Construcciones Schmid
Tel: 652 656 066  
  • Marty & Son
Tel: 635 857 352  

Electricians

   

Roger & Mike

Tel: 675 418 250 / 606 246 902  

Furniture Stores

   
Muebles Santos Tel: 952 516 369  

Gardening

   
  • Trees a crowd
Tel: 646 859 823  

Health

   
  • Reflexology & Massage
Tel: 952 516 329  
  • Massage by Nina Downes
Tel: 660 586 040  

Kennels

   
  • Weston Kennels
Tel: 952 030 036  

Kitchens

   
  • Simply Kitchens

Tel: 610 943 283

Tel: 675 603 736

 
  • One Stop Kitchen Shop
Tel: 952 531 470  

Real Estate Agents

   
  • b-smart
Tel: 636 092 032 http://www.b-smart.es/ 
  • Brogan Properties
Tel: 620 914 104 http://www.brogan-properties.eu/
  • Hidden Spain
Tel: 952 553 847 http://www.hiddenspain.com/
  • Clara Country Homes
Tel: 952 516 633  
  • Nerja Property Auctions
Tel: 952 534 728  
  • Solutions 4 U
Tel: 952 553 807  
  • Sunset Properties
Tel: 618 295 063  
  • Taurus Real Estate
Tel: 952 535 043  
  • Sol de Andalucia
Tel: 952 553 638  
  • New Home on The Costa

Tel: 665 143 860

Tel: 626 652 880

 
  • Lemontree Estates
Tel: 952 519 778  

Restaurants & Bars

   
  • Albaida Restaurante
Tel: 952 554 812  
  • Restaurante La Plaza
Tel: 952 553 254  
  • Cafe Bar Cerezo
Tel: 952 516 003  

Satellite Services

   
  • Accurate Direct
Tel: 952 528 587  
  • Nerja Solutions
Tel: 952 527 145  

Villa Care

   
  • House Martins
Tel: 692 408 306  


 

Canillas de Albaida History Essential Canillas Information
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Canillas de Albaida Bars & Restaurants

 Cafe Bar Cerezo

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Cafe Bar Cerezo
C/. Estacion 5
Tel: 952 516 003

 Posada La Plaza

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Posada La Plaza
Plaza Mayor
Tel: 952 554 807

 Restaurante La Plaza

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Restaurante La Plaza
Plaza Mayor
Tel: 952 553 254

 Tapas La Almijara

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Tapas La Almijara
Calle Estacion
Tel: 607 925 981 

 Restaurante Albaida

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Restaurante Albaida
Calle Panderos
Tel: 952 554 812

 


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