A town in Malaga, among the most beautiful in Spain according to ‘The Times’

The British newspaper has selected the best destinations on the peninsula, including Genalguacil

The British newspaper ‘The Times’ has focused on a town in Malaga, including it among the most beautiful in Spain. On this occasion, the recognition falls on a small town located in the heart of the Genal Valley and with a lot of art in its DNA. Thus, Genalguacil occupies fifth place in the list of essential national destinations prepared by the prestigious publication.

This peculiar ranking is based on the list prepared by the Association of the Most Beautiful Towns in Spain, where 20 of the most unique towns are collected. These are municipalities with less than 15,000 inhabitants that stand out for their history, architecture, gastronomy, culture or art. This is the case of La Corona Agulo (La Gomera), Alcudia (Mallorca), Almonaster la Real (Huelva), Genalguacil (Málaga), Pampaneira (Granada) Lucainena de las Torres (Almería) El Castell de Guadalest (Marina Baixa), Morella , (Castellón), Tazones (Asturias), Setenil de las Bodegas (Cádiz), Mirambel (Teruel), Bagergue (Lleida), Bulnes (Cabrales), Cudillero (Asturias), Valverde de la Vera (Cáceres), Teguise (Lanzarote) , Castle of Castellar (Cádiz), Alcalá del Júcar (Albacete), Urueña (Castilla y León) and Potes (Cantabria).

Located almost two hours from Malaga capital, Genalguacil is a typical Andalusian white village of 400 inhabitants. Surrounded by pines, cork oaks and chestnut trees, there can be few destinations in Spain that have among their attributes so much art and nature as sublime as this town in Malaga.

Between chestnut trees and oaks, its white urban center has become in the last three decades an ideal place to enjoy art, since every two years creators from different points come to this small municipality of the Serranía de Ronda to make a work that leave as a legacy selflessly.

In 1994 the mayor of the time, Fernando Centeno, decided to bet on this original initiative that has placed the town on the world map of contemporary art. Thanks to these biannual meetings, in even-numbered years, today in its own streets there is an authentic open-air museum, with sculptures, murals and other unique expressions of art, which in each case have been preconceived to be in a specific place in the town. .

In addition to the works that can be seen on a walk through its streets and squares, there are those that are part of the Fernando Centeno Museum of Contemporary Art, where those pieces that would deteriorate if left out in the open are sheltered.