in Carratraca, Spain

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Barriada Ventorrillos, 4, 29551 Carratraca, Málaga, Spain
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Carratraca is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 56 km from Ronda and from the provincial capital of Málaga. It is located between the northeastern foothills of the Serrania de Ronda. It has a population of approximately 850 residents.
It is one of the northern gates to the Guadalhorce Valley and border territory between these two comarcas and that of Antequera, which connects with Ardales. The landscape has very steep slopes in the Sierras of Alcaparín and is milder in the Sierras of Baños and Aguas, covered with pine trees and scrub pine and the occasional olive grove where the terrain permits. In the valley that runs through the town from north to south, and through which flows the stream of las Cañas, the field contains orchards on the banks of the streams and cereal crops and olive groves between them and the beginning of the mountains. Within the town of Carratraca, the architectural ensemble is shaped by the house of Doña Trinidad Grund, turned into the City Hall, and the tower next to said house. The terraces of these buildings offer views of the surroundings.
Near the stream of Pinos in the Sierra de Alcaparaín and a chasm 40 metres deep, a Neolithic burial, like a paint schematic of cruciform type and pottery with incised decoration has located.
The strategic location of this land, between two towns with rich history, such as Álora and Ardales, favored the presence of man in it since ancient times.
The healing properties of sulfur springs that flow into Carratraca caught the attention of the Romans, who left copper and silver coins and statues of Tiberius, Claudius and Caesar at the site known as "La Glorieta", and a late Roman necropolis in Los Maderos near the stream of las Cañas.
The natives are called Carratraqueños.


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Address: Barriada Ventorrillos, 4, 29551 Carratraca, Málaga, Spain