The municipality of Canillas de Aceituno extends along the slopes of the Sierra Tejeda to the peak of La Maroma, the highest in the province of Malaga. Due to its unique location, this village of the Axarquía is a perfect place to enjoy nature, but also culture.

Founded during Muslim rule, the village preserves from its Arab past the design of its streets and interesting architectural displays. This historical legacy is what makes Canillas de Aceituno part of the Mudéjar Route, declared of Tourist Interest in Andalusia.

The church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario and San León Magno dates back to the sixteenth century and its style is Gothic-Mudejar. It is located in the upper part of the village and from its terrace you can view the landscape. Inside there are two Baroque chapels and an image of the Virgin of the Head with valuable silver attributes, along with other interesting works of art. The church has a tower strolling through the village you can also see the House of The Tithes or of Queen Mora, with its tower of twin blind arches. The building, an example of Mudejar architecture so typical of the area, was the place where the trade of silkworms and mulberry leaves took place.

Another example of the historical architecture of the village is Esgrafiada House. It was built in the 16th century and is decorated with Moorish motifs and horseshoe arches. The property has a tower-lookout erected in the seventeenth century.

Canillas de Aceituno has several cisterns, which show the importance of water in this municipality of the region of Axarquía. The 16th-century Aljibe Árabe or Medieval is located on Huertezuelo Street. Other more modern ones are those of El Pilar Grande and El Chico.

From the viewpoint of the Castle and the slope of Calle Calzada you can also see the vestiges of the fortress of Canillas de Aceituno. Occupied by The Christians during the 1487 reconquest, some remains of the wall that protected the village are preserved.