Hillsides covered with vines and beautiful mountain landscapes welcome you to Cómpeta , a village famous for its renowned local wine. Every year, in the month of August, a magical night centred around this typical product has become an important must -see date in the calendar.

A white village of the Axarquia with ancient customs, Competa has the title of the Cornice of the Costa del Sol because of its privileged location. Its territory extends to the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama , with their extraordinary beautiful landscape.


The most emblematic monument of Cómpeta is the church of " Nuestra Señora de la Asunción" ( "Our lady of the Assumption" ), erected in the 16th century and known as the " Cathedral of the Axarquia" It has three naves separated by typical Roman arches and a neo-Moorish style tower. In the interior of the church stands the fresco of the high altar, which represents the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Next to the church is the Paseo de las Tradiciones, an inviting place where by seeing the mosaics you can find out what were the ingrained customs of this charming inland village in the province of Malaga. Beside this is the Plaza Almijara, with its 19th-century facades and typical Andalusian fountain.

In the oldest area of the town stands the hermitage of San Sebastian, which houses the image of the patron saint of Cómpeta. This sanctuary was possibly the first parish of the town, founded after the expulsion of the Moors by order of Queen Isabel the Catholic.

Another example of the religious art of the municipality is the hermitage of San Antón Abad Extramuros. It is a chapel of the eighteenth century containing a finely detailed altarpiece that is one of the most popular during the Holy Week of Cómpeta: "the Borriquita".

Also worth a visit are the Museum of Popular Arts and Customs, installed in an old nineteenth century barracks of the Civil Guard , the Mill Museum of Hadrian, the hanging houses, the lagar of the Vendimía Square and the wine cellars of this village with its tradition of wine production.