Originally an Arabian mosque, it was rebuilt in 1505 as a church by order of the Archbishop of Seville. The minaret from ther former Muslim mosque was conserved and mdified to be used as a bell tower. The church was built over the original builiding in the XVI century after the Moorish rebelion. At the beginning of the XVIII century, several...more
The fountain, built on the site of a former fountain in the XIX century. It´s a drinking fountain wity five spouts built in 1905 under the instructions of Pedro Sanchez, and was also used at the beginning of the XX centu as a water trough.Construida en 1905, en el emplazamiento de otra datada a inicios del siglo XIX. Antiguamente era el...more
It is wonderful walking through the village of Ojén. Being situated in a hill the walk is a bit steep at times. This village is so typical of Spain, white houses, colourful flowers everywhere. But there was something so special about Ojén, it was so peaceful that I almost felt like we were intruding ;) Only on the main square did I see some live....more
After leaving Ojén on the way to Marbella we stopped in this view point to have our lunch and enjoyed the view of Ojén. This view point its very popular to stop and have pictures.De camino a Marbella tras visitar Ojén paramos en el mirador para almorzar y disfrutar de las vistas que ofrece Ojén desde allí. Este mirador es muy conocido por...more
The food in this restuarant is fantastic and tony and gloria are very friendly. The atmosphere is lovely and the whole village eats here. the prices are very reasonable. The portions very big. I have been going to Ojen for 5 years and always go to restuarant de Ojen. Its in a small side street, before you reach the wine museum, on the right going...more
We drove from Alhaurín de la Torre taking the road A-404 to Coin where we took the road A-355 to Ojen, we took about 40 minutes from Alhaurín. From Marbella there are bus services and driving you have to go to La Cañada where you find the signs to Ojen.
Desde Alhaurín de la Torre cogimos la A-404 hasta Coin donde cogimos la A-355 hasta llegar a Ojén, se tarde unos 40 minutos desde Alhaurín. Desde Marbella hay autobuses y conduciendo tienes que ir hasta el centro comercial La Cañada donde está la ctra A-355 hasta Ojen.
The Fuente de los Chorros flows through a series of channels dating back to Moorish times and is still used daily by the local population for drinking water, and for irrigating the local vegetable gardens and orange and lemon groves which expand and flourish down the mountain below the village. Myself, Carmen, Stacey and Mary are sampling the...more
Really, I suppose this tip shoul be placed last! I mean, fancy visiting a working wine museum, where you can sample the local produce, and then trying to find time to see the rest of the magnificent town!Visitors can partake in a guided tour of the Museum and sample local wines of the area. The Museum has much more than just wine for you tu...more