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Ardales

Ardales is typical white village ‘pueblo’ situated in the beautiful rural countryside of Andalusia, in the province of Malaga.

The town is surrounded by a series of lakes and reservoirs; the landscape of soft, undulating hills and olive groves make way for the dramatic background of the Ronda Mountains.

Ardales is an excellent destination for those looking for a real Andalusian experience. It’s also popular with Spanish tourists who come to enjoy a bath in the lakes during the hot summer months. It’s also a region well equipped for walking and hiking holidays.

About town
Ardales is a traditional Andalusian town, set on the side of a steep hill, it’s steep streets lined with typical whitewashed terrace houses.

You cross into the village over the River Turón, which meanders past the town, the rambling streets give way to pretty plazas (squares); the atmosphere is happy and the town although small, is bustling.

There is a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants in town. You will find all the amenities and facilities you need to enjoy your stay in Ardales.

Cultural attractions

Historic records of the area date back to the Neolithic age and around Ardales remains from the Neolithic, Copper and Roman civilisations have been found, in fact just two kilometres outside of Ardales you can visit Prehistoric Caves, where you can see artefacts from 30,000 years ago.

On entering the village you come immediately to the Museum of History and Traditions, where you can find out all about the history of the town and region. Continue up to the summit of the town and you can visit the town’s Castillo de la Peña, which dates back to around the 9th century and the 15th century church, which was constructed on top of the original mosque, created during the Moorish occupation.

Eating out
Ardales is home to a good selection of typical tapas bars and restaurants. The cuisine is mainly Andalusian, but there is a choice, you can even enjoy a pint of Guinness in a couple of the local bars.

Climate

The climate in Ardales is that of a typical Andalusian inland town. During the summer months the town gets very hot, into the late 30, early 40 degree temperatures. But you have the wonderful local lakes to bath an cool down.

The spring and autumn is generally mild, and the winters do get slightly colder, than the protected Costa del Sol and Malaga region.

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It was a very friendly village


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The coast and main town of Malaga are of course very busy and not for us. But our mountain village inland was spectacular.
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Beautifull city


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Beautifull place
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Miss opening times for shops and cafes and Resturante when google all should be open.


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Friendliest town I've ever visited. Stunning scenery.


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Avoid Marbella like the plague. Visited one day, never again!
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Didn't need to go to the coast but excellent scenery.
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Nice village, lovely area lots to see.


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This little village has everything you will need.


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Dirty, busy, overpriced.
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Pretty village with sufficient cafes and bars. Supermarket a little on the small side but functional. We struggled to find any rose wine on sale which was disappointing.


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Malaga is well worth a visit. Only 45mins from Ardales - easy ride in
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Ardales is a lovely village and very friendly,and has some beautiful places to visit and all within 10 minutes drive


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Malaga is a place I would go back to again and again,the old town is beautiful.
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Ardales is a small clean village . Its a nice place but you have to Drive everywhere, and noone speaks english.


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Lots to do
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Nice, quiet and enough amenities to live quite happily without having to need bigger supermarkets.


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Certain regions are ok but others are heavy on tourists.
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