Periana · Spain | Costa del Sol - Costa Blanca - Mallorca
Periana is situated in an area of outstanding beauty and is ideal for those who appreciate nature and enjoy outdoor activities, though equally suited to those wishing to relax
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Geographical situation: In the interior of the Axarquía, 23 kilometres from Vélez and 58 from Malaga, at 547 metres above sea level.
Periana which is famous for the excellent peaches and olive oil produced on its land, stand in the foothills of La Sierra de Alhama, near Zafarraya Gap, on gently sloping terrain which descends into the Velez region, with La Viñuela Reservoir providing its surroundings with an attractive touch of colour. Its municipal origins date back to 1761, though the village was partially destroyed by the 1884 earthquake. Its only monument of note is the Neomudejar-style St. Isidro Church.
There are two ways to get to Periana. One can take the road through the Mountains of Malaga, a winding country road that passes through Colmenar to bring us to Periana. The second is the most suitable if we leave from the Axarquía, since it starts from Vélez, bringing us by the Viñuela road and the Puente de Don Manuel cross roads, where we turn to the left and follow the route to the town.
The municipality is in a privileged position in the Axarquía region, in a valley surrounded by hills with an abundance of water that feeds the cultivated plots below. This has created a micro-climate that has attracted settlers from pre-historic times. It has excellent access from the coast and the new motorway.
There is a daily bus service to Malaga and Velez-Malaga and the airport can be reached in about one hour. It is relatively near the provincial boundary between the provinces of Malaga and Granada which are separated here by the peaks of Pinto and Canión and the peak of Umbria which rises to a height of 1.348 metres. Baños de Vilo Spa These baths are now under re-construction, in the hamlet of the same name. Baños de Vilo, at just 2,5 kilometres from Periana, and the sulphuric, medicinal waters attract people to the place. It is not known how far the baths date from, although many people came here for health reasons during the second half of the 18th century.
In 1828 a type of boarding house was built nearby, and a bathing house. Later problems of ownership -the Town Halls of Vélez and Periana claiming ownership - resulted in the buildings being abandoned, but at the end of the 19th century the then owner, Emilio de San Martín, carried out reforms on the place. A storm in 1907 destroyed what had been done, and it was not until the 1990s that the Town Hall acquired the spa and began to work on the structure once more.
Temperature, annual average: 16°
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Many visitors choose to return to the area year after year and some even decide to buy a house in the countryside or in a village to be able to spend parts of the year in the sun