Colmenar, Malaga

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Colmenar is located in the province of Malaga, in the Community of Andalucia, Spain. Nearby towns include Riogordo (3 km away) - Casabermeja (8 km away) - Comares (9 km away) - Alfarnatejo (9 km away) - Villenueva de Rosario (10 km away). Nearest airports are - Malaga, (IATA code AGP) (29 km away) - Granada, (IATA code GRX) (58 km away) - Armilla, Granada (IATA code GRX) (66 km away) (All distances direct, not road distance).

Population as at 2009 was 3,621 including 321 from the EU, making 8.86 % of the population, and which includes 21 from Germany, 2 from Belgium, 2 from Denmark, 1 from France, 2 from Ireland, 10 from Italy, 53 from Holland, 1 from Portugal, 198 from UK, 31 from Rumania

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Just 30 kilometres north of Málaga, right in the middle of Los Montes, lies Colmenar, also known as the Capital of the Montes de Málaga. Populated since the Neolithical period, as testified by the remains found at the Cueva de las Pulseras. After the Reconquest, the town was named after a nearby farm known as Colmenar (apiary) for it's great number of beehives, or colmenas as they are called in Spanish. The history of the village begins in 1487, but it is not before 1777 that it becomes independent as a township.


On top of the hill, overlooking the village and its surrounding valleys, sits the hermitage of La Santísima Virgen de la Candelaria. It was built in the 17th century and is nowadays declared a historical local monument. The hermitage is consecrated to the patron saint of Colmenar.

Colmenar houses the region's medical centre, opened and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is also an internet cafe, Spanish School, and business centre with all facilities.

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