This is one of the least known regions of Málaga. It is located on the northeast of Málaga and is squeezed between Córdoba, Granada regions and the Malaga regions of Axarquia and Antequera. The landscape is beautiful and definitely worth visit, especially the landscape around the town of Villanueva del Trabuco where the restaurants adopted the godly custom of giving the free tapas with a glass of drink. In the local restaurants, you can try great meat specialities at very good prices, especially the famous kid goat with garlic.
The region consists of 7 municipalities: Archidona, Cuevas Bajas, Cuevas de San Marcos, Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco and Villanueva de Tapia.
It is near Villanueva de Algaidas where you can visit one of the most fascinating monuments, the ancient church from the 10th century completely excavated by the Christians who lived under the Moorish rule in Al-Andalus and the later Franciscan convent build next to it. Worth visit is definitely also the Fountain of hundred pipes close to the headstream of the Guadalhorce river mostly because of the lovely surrounding rocky landscape.