Cártama Travel Guide

  • Excavations in the town square
    Excavations in the town square
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  • Entrance to the chapel
    Entrance to the chapel
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  • View from the path to the Moorish castle
    View from the path to the Moorish castle
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Cártama Things to Do

  • "Tale of the Abencerraje and the...

    Along the zigzag cobblestone walkway uphill to the Ermita there are 11 ceramic billboards not unlike the stations of the cross to be found at other catholic pilgrimage sites. But no, these billboards tell the Abencerraje story, a medieval tale of chivalry in an era of perpetual war between Christians and Muslims in Spain. The first billboard dates...

  • The Moorish castle ruins

    The Moorish castle of Cártama was built in the 10th century on the ruins of a previous Roman castle. But it did not do much good to stop the advance of the Christian king in the last days of the Muslim reign of Andalucía. The castle fell easily in the hands of the Christians, who then used it for their assault on Málaga.The castle stood on the top...

  • The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

    We passed by the Santuario de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies) on our way up to the Moorish Castle ruins. On a Sunday there were quite a number of people heading for the sanctuary, not for the ruins. They come to ask the Virgin to solve their problems, mostly of sickness of themselves or of loved ones. That is...

  • Museum

    Inside the church on the back side you will find the museum of La virgen de los Remedios where you can see the history and things donated by people of city of Cártama.

  • Church of San Pedro

    The parish church of San Pedro, whose construction date is written on an inscription on the main facade with the year 1502, is situated in the town square, where the orange trees give an Andalusian atmosphere appropriate to the Guadalhorce valley. It consists of three naves with a coffered Mudejar style ceiling. The reredos, altar and images are of...

  • Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de los...

    The way up to the hermitage is steep and winding, allowing for spectacular views over the surrounding countryside of the Guadalhorce Valley. It dates from the 16th century, coinciding with an apparition of the Virgin on that spot and the news of a plague in Cártama at the same time that the Virgin was being brought out in procession. In a short...


Cártama Transportation

  • Driving

    If you driving from Malaga to Cartama, take the a 357 and then take the way out to Cartama. Is about 15 km aprox from Malaga

  • Going to

    There are frecuent bus services from Malaga bus station, tickets cost 1 euro something per trip. Buy your ticket on tickets sale and go to platform number 23 to take the bus.

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Cártama General


    On the peak of the hill which the NUESTRA SENORA DE LOS REMEDIOS or 'Chapel of the Remedios" was erected, there are still ruins of the ancient castle fortress of Cartama. Hans, Wim (Hans' brother) and I decided to explore the little town of Cartama. As we walked through town, we noticed a steep path leading up the hill. I went about half way up...


    This area was occupied by Tartesides and Phoenicians and reached great splendour with the Romans. It seems that the Phoenicians gave the town its first name - Cartha, meaning 'hidden city'. Later the Romans called it Cartima, converting it into a municipality in 195 B.C. and endowing it with powerful defences.


    Cartama is situated at the foot of two small sierras - Espartales at 400 metres and Llana at 405 metres, which together form the Sierra de Cartama.Nearby towns include Alhaurin de la Torre, Benalmadena, Coin, Mijas, Ojen and the city of Torremolinos.


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