Located at the foot of the Sierras de Tejada and Almijara, in the valley that is formed by the Cajula and Turvilla rivers, is Canillas de Albaida, a town whose history dates back to the thirteenth century. Hence the many Arab features.

The whiteness of the village is its main hallmark, so evident that it is even reflected in its name: "Albaida", which means "white" in Arabic. A short distance from the village you can visit the Factory of Light, one of the most beautiful natural enclaves of the Axarquía.

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The church of Our Lady of Expectation is the most remarkable monument of Canillas de Albaida. It was built in the sixteenth century and renovated in the eighteenth century. It has three naves, one covered with wood and a tower. The Rococo-style choir stall stands out in the interior of the church.

The hermitages of Santa Ana and San Antón are other must-see places in Canillas de Albaida. The first is a Mudejar court sanctuary formed by a single nave and barrel vault. It features images of 18th-century Santa Ana and Santa Rita. The second is located in the lower part of the village and was built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

The area of the Cuestas ( which translates as slopes) is a perfect place to imbue yourself with the culture and history of these lands. Two Roman roads intersect here. One of them leads from the bottom of the village and the other goes up to El Cerrillo. Both merge through the Roman Bridge, which crosses the Turvilla River.