Cómpeta Things to Do
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The best of these little white towns is always explored on foot. Park the car and explore you will come across many interesting spots.
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At the entrance of the town is a lookout which reminds me of Gaudi. The views to the town are wonderful, have a look at the photos.
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This church was built in the 16th century. It contains paintings by Paco Hernandez (a painter from Velez-Malaga who is quite known in the area). The tower of the church can be seen from a distance above the low level houses of the town. The photo shows the church during Semana Santa (Holy Week), the square is normally not that busy with people. The other photos I have added is some of the statues which are kept in the Church, when they had been taken out to the streets for the procession.
Great food can be had at La Roca. This is a restaurant and bar which often culminates the evening with the spectacular sounds of live Flamenco music.
Favorite Dish: The steaks are prepared from the freshest cuts of beef. The local wine made from the Muscatel grape is not to be missed either.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- Wine Tasting
Restaurant doing local and international cuisine at reasonable prices. The unique thing about this place is it is a combined bar/restaurant and gift shop, and they have a huge selection of locally made products at reasonable prices including traditional painted ceramic tiles, Morroccan pots, local honey products, etc. There are also huge vats of local wine which you can buy by the glass or bottle. If you're not sure which to try, ask to sample some and you will get to try a glass of each. The staff are very helpful and are great with kids. Favoured by locals, expatriates and tourists alike.
Favorite Dish: Chicken cooked in Competa wine is unusual as the wine is quite sweet but it is a good combination. Also the scrambled egg with garlic shoots is lovely. For a quick, cheap snack, try some of the tapas which is available at the counter. One nice touch is the basket of raisins on the tables to eat as a snack with your drink - a nice change to peanuts!Related to:
- Arts and Culture
- Family Travel
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Cómpeta Local Customs
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During the Holy Week (Semana Santa), the statues which are kept in the church are taken out to the streets for the processions. Holy Week / Semana Santa is held during March or April. I must say that they really don´t attract me but for visitors to Spain they must be interesting. Have a look at the photos for the Holy week processions in Competa.Related to:
- Religious Travel
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