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Competa History

ImageAll tourism slogans and campaigns, some more than others, are inspired by a   reality that is more or less verifiable, and the traveller determines the veracity of the slogan during his visit to the area in question. In the case of Cómpeta, no one can doubt that the nickname “Cornisa del Mediterráneo” (“Cornice of the Mediterranean”) fits this locality like a glove. Indeed, the white of the town’s buildings juts out against a landscape that is overlooked by the great heights of the Tejeda and Almijara mountain ranges and stretches out in quest of the Mediterranean over a hilly country covered with the grapevines that yield its famous wine. One of the most representative images that the visitor will retain of La Axarquía will certainly be that provided by this municipality.This is a municipality that, like so many others of the province of Málaga, has no documented history until the fifteenth century, but considering the characteristics of the territory-abundant water, mountain refuges, pleasant temperatures and its status as a link between the provinces of Granada and Málaga-it seems probable that it contained human settlements in prehistoric times. At this time, though, there are no archaeological finds to support this hypothesis.Cómpeta appears by name in written records for the first time in 1487, when the corregidor (magistrate) of Vélez, which by then was in the hands of the Christians, urged the population to submit to the new owners. This indicates that until that date the place must have been no more than a farming community.The Moriscos (Moors) of Cómpeta, like most of those in La Axarquía, joined those that had already risen up and established strongholds in Peñón de Frigiliana –a place that was linked in the sixteenth century and ever afterwards to the history of La Axarquía by the part it was to play- until the Christian troops overcame the Moorish resistance on 12 June 1569.Although there were numerous casualties among the defenders, some escaped and continued to harass the Christians wherever they least expected it, but not for very long.The town was practically abandoned and was repopulated by long-time Christians from Puente Genil, Estepa, Baena, Seville and other localities that had already been retaken from the Muslims. The document from the first marriage contracted between established Christians in the town is preserved in the parish church. The year was 1573.

 

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Surface Area:

54.7 square kilometres
Population: about 4,000
What the natives are called: Competeños
Monuments: Nuestra Señora de la Asunción church, hermitages of San Antón and San Sebastián
Geographical Location: in the north-eastern La Axarquía region, on the slopes of the Sierra de Almijara. It is 28 kilometres from Vélez Málaga and 52 from the provincial capital. The urban zone sits at 640 meters above sea level. The area records an average annual rainfall of 630 litres per square metre, and the average temperature is 17.5º C


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     Essential Competa Information

Tourist Information:

Tourism Office, Constitución Avenue (29754)

tel:952 553 685

Doctors:

952 516 089

Chemists:

952 553 401 / 952 516 031

Taxis

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

Market

Every Saturday Morning in the carpark

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 Competa

Accommodation

 
  • The Balcon Hotel
Tel: 952 553 535  

Internet & Telephone

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

Carpenter

 
  • Reza Zoodashna
Tel: 952 553 541  

Computers

 
  • 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  www.thegrapevine.es/martys

Dentist

   
  • Clinica Dental
Tel: 952 553 466  

Electricians

   
  • Roger & Mike
Tel: 675 418 250 / 606 246 902  

Florist

   
  • Mari-toni
Tel: 952 516 354  
     

Furniture Stores

   
  • Muebles Santos
Tel: 952 516 369  

Gas Shop

   
  • Cespa / Gas Competa
Tel: 952 553 695  

Garden Centre

   
  • Viveros Florena
Tel; 689 928 201  

Gardening

   
  • Trees a crowd
Tel: 646 859 823  

Gestoria

   
  • Asesoria Aljarife
Tel: 952 542 504  

Gym

   
  • Formas Gym
Tel:952 553 885  

Hairdressers

   
  • e.g.o
Tel: 616 022 734  
  • Tin Tin
Tel: 952 516 416  
  • Sharon Mobile Hairdresser
Tel: 600 308 505  

Health

   
  • Reflexology & Massage
Tel: 952 516 329  
     

Internet Cafe

   
  • Competa Web
Tel: 952 553 473  

Kennels

   
  • Weston Kennels
Tel: 952 030 036  

Kitchens

   
  • Simply Kitchens

Tel: 610 943 283

Tel: 675 603 736

 

Language Schools

   
  • Santa Clara Language School
Tel: 952 55 36 66  http://www.santaclara-idiomas.com/

Lighting

   
  • Jose Luis Persianas
Tel: 952 516 397  

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/
  • Country Properties
Tel: 952 516 178

http://www.countryproperties.net/

  •  Competa Property  Web Portal
. http://www.competa-property.com/
  • 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  
  • Axarquia Real Estate
Tel: 952 553 368  
  • Competa Properties
Tel: 952 516 107  
  • Spectra Properties
Tel: 952 516 625  

Satellite Services

   
  • Nerja Solutions
Tel: 952 527 145  

Shops

   
  • Sugar & Spice
Tel: 952 516 117 www.thegrapevine.es/sugar&spice
  • Todo Papel
Tel: 952 55 37 55  
  • Papeleria La Fuente
Tel: 952 516 205  

Villa Care

   
  • House Martins
Tel: 692 408 306

 



 

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Competa Bars & Restaurants

 Cortijo Paco

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Cortijo Paco

Avda. Canillas 6

Tel: 952 553 647

 Eloys Bar

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Eloys Bar

Avda. De Torrox 2-c

Tel: 952 553 699

 Museo del Vino

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Museo del Vino
C/Constitucion

Tel: 952 553 314

 Restaurante Pericos

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Restaurante Pericos

Plaza Almijara, 4

Tel: 952 516 043

 Restaurante  Lorena

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Restaurante  Lorena

Avda: Sayalonga 10

Tel: 952 553 354

 La Taberna de Oscar

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La Taberna de Oscar

Plaza Pantaleon Romero, 1

Tel: 952 516 631

 Restaurante El Pilon

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Restaurante El Pilon

C/Laberinto

Tel: 952 553 512

 La Casona

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La Casona

Plaza Almijara, 6

Tel: 952 553 701

 Pavo Real Restaurant

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Pavo Real Restaurant

Torrox-Competa Road (KLM 9)

Tel: 654 869 083

 La Bodega

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La Bodega

Avda. Constitucion, 12

Tel. 952 51 60 33

 Fernando's

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Fernando's
awaiting info 

 Miguel's

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Miguel's

Plaza Axarquia

Tel: 952 51 67 54

 Las Gemelas

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Las Gemelas

Avda. de Torrox, 4

Tel: 952 51 63 95 - 651 30 96 84

 Bar David

 

Bar David

Plaza del Carmen

Tel: 952 51 62 16

 Bar Marcos

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Bar Marcos

Avda. de Sayalonga, 7

Tel: 952 51 62 59

 Cafe Competa

 

Cafe Competa


Avda, de la Constitucion, 7, Competa

Tel: 952 51 64 66 / Mov: 655 43 26 60

 Restaurante La Vendimia

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Restaurante La Vendimia

Avenida Nerja, No.19

Tel: 952 553 880

 Cafe Bar Alfonso

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Cafe Bar Alfonso

Avda: Sayalonga , 5

 Restaurante Rustico

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Restaurante Rustico

Avda. de Torrox, 27 - Con junto los Olivos

Tel: 952 55 35 36

 El Chico

 

El Chico

Plaza del Carmen, 1

Tel: 952 51 62 97

 

 

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