Salares is a village located in the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama that retains its Arab imprint. The white hamlet emerges among the mountains that dominate the landscape, giving the traveller a picturesque first impression .

Although any time is good to visit Salares, September is a special date. That month is when the Andalusian Arab Festival is celebrated , which recalls every year, the Muslim past of this village in the Axarquía region.

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The Parrochial church of Santa Ana could be seen as the most important monument of Salares. Built in the 16th century in Mudejar style, it has a single cross shaped nave and a door with a half-point arch. From the outside stands the minaret of the mosque on which the church was erected. It is one of the best exponents of Almohade art (art of some of the Arab tribes) in Spain and is declared a National Artistic Historic Monument.

Also from the Arab era are the House of the Tower, the vestiges of the fortress and the remains of the wall of the old mosque. Not forgetting the layout of Salares. Before starting the walk through the village, you should keep in mind that some streets are so steep that they even have steps to be enable one to get up them.

The village sits on a hill on whose eastern part the bridge over the Salares River is located. It was built by the Romans and is in perfect condition.

Due to its Arab heritage, Salares is part of the Mudéjar de la Axarquía Route. This itinerary combines the cultural appeal of seven villages of Andalusian origin with the extraordinary beauty of the landscapes of the Natural Park of the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama.