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Igualeja, like all the villages located at the valley, has got arab origins. At the age of Al-Andalus it belonged to the cora of Takorunna, whose main city was Ronda, and after the conquesto of the village by the Catholics Monarchs, as well as happened with Ronda, it was part of the domain of the Prince don Juan.

In the places where the houses can be seen, in a very beauty landscape, the sources of the Genal river are located, beginning it's life through awesome gorges, with green and dense landscapes where the chestnut trees and the fruit trees are the most important part of the vegetation.The production of chestnuts as well as the made of cold cuts are very important at this village, and the craftwork of sparto grass has also not to be forgotten.

Igualeja has its Patron Saint Fair in august, from 29th to september, 2nd in honour to St. Gregorio Magno and St. Rosa de Lima. It celebrates also the "Fire Bull". The dramatic theatre representing the scenes of Christ's Passion at the Holy Week are also famous and called "pasos". Wearing rich dresses, more than 60 people of the village takes part on that play.

The church, of the 16th century, but with lots of reformations, has got interesting sculptures, being the most important of them one representing St. Francisco de Asis, probably made in the 18th century, as well as another one representing St. Gregorio Magno and of the same age and style.

 

Basic information

  • Population : 811
  • Expanse: 43,9 km2
  • Distance from Ronda: 19 Km
  • Altitude: 729m
  • www.igualeja.es