La Vinuela village
This typical little Andaluz white village is 19 kilometres inland from the coast at and just 45 kilometres from Malaga city. Easily accessible by car, turn off the main A7 motorway at Torre del Mar and follow the signs for La Viñuela. It sits at 131 metres above sea level on the picturesque Olive Oil Route through the Malaga Mountains. The village has a population of just 1,700. The inn, called Venta La Viña, which has offered respite to the weary travellers on their way to and from Granada since the 18 th century, is still a favourite place for locals to gather.
Things to do and see in La Viñuela Village
It is worth visiting the church of San José, which dates back to the 16 th century. Inside, there is a superb 19 th century sculpture of the Pieta.
There are also archaeological sites near the village dating back to prehistoric, Roman and medieval times.
The many little bars, cafes and restaurants serve excellent local dishes and, of course, the superb local sweet wine.