Villanueva Country Houses

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Discover the charm of Vva. de la Concepción in our cozy country houses, where culture and nature come together to offer you an unforgettable experience.

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Villanueva de la Concepción Country Houses.

67,35 km²

An area of 67.35
square kilometers

534 m

Altitude of 534 meters
in a picturesque setting


Inhabitants known for
their warm hospitality

30 km

Distance from the famous
Caminito del Rey

Vva. de la Concepción, a town steeped in history.

Despite its youth as a town, Villanueva de la Concepción delves into a history that dates back to the dawn of humanity. This region, which served as a natural passage between the Antequera region and the Montes de Málaga, has witnessed the presence of various civilizations over the centuries.

In prehistoric times, it was already inhabited, and traces of human settlements have been discovered dating back to the Middle Paleolithic. During the Neolithic period, polished stone axes were found in various places, evidence of human presence in the area.

The history of Villanueva de la Concepción intertwines with that of the ancient Roman city of Osqva, mentioned by historians such as Titus Livius and Pliny. This city, which had temples, a forum, a theater, and other services, left a legacy that continues in the municipality's coat of arms, represented by a reclining lion.

During the Islamic era, this region was part of a belt of castles that defended the passage to the city of Malaga. The castle of Xébar, located in what is now Villanueva de la Concepción, played a crucial role in this defensive system.

After the conquest of Antequera in 1410, the Nasrids retook and looted the castle of Xébar, highlighting its strategic importance. However, over time, the castle lost its value and fell into ruins.

The 18th century saw the region revived with the construction of the Royal Road that connected Malaga and Madrid. Farms and country estates were established along this important route, laying the foundation for the present town.

Finally, on November 3, 1880, Villanueva de la Concepción was officially established as a Rural Population and later, in 2001, as an Autonomous Local Entity. In 2007, the Andalusian Regional Government recognized its right to independence from Antequera, marking the beginning of its autonomy as a municipality.

On March 17, 2009, the Council of Government of the Andalusian Regional Government formalized the establishment of Villanueva de la Concepción as the 101st municipality in the province of Malaga, thus culminating its long struggle for emancipation. This young locality continues to write its history with a spirit of independence and constant growth.

What to do in Vva. de la Concepción?

Torcal of Antequera

A unique natural treasure, famous for its rock formations that resemble natural sculptures millions of years old.

Torcal of Antequera.

Astronomical Observatory of Torcal

Located in the hills of Torcal de Antequera, it offers visitors the opportunity to delve into the world of astronomy.

Astronomical Observatory of Torcal.

Cueva del Toro

An underground treasure of Antequera that will immerse you in a mysterious world filled with impressive rock formations.

Cueva del Toro.

Las Ventanillas Viewpoint

A picturesque spot offering spectacular views of the mountainous landscapes of Antequera. From this elevated point, you can admire the natural beauty of the region.

Las Ventanillas Viewpoint.

Caminito del Rey

Venturing onto the legendary Caminito del Rey in Álora means exploring a dizzying pathway with breathtaking views of the canyons.

Caminito del Rey - Villanueva de la Concepción Country Houses.

Gaitanes Gorge

Admire the stunning Gaitanes Gorge in Álora, a natural paradise with dizzying landscapes and the Guadalhorce River.

Gaitanes Gorge - Villanueva de la Concepción Country Houses.

Vva. de la Concepción, heritage and historic places

Castillos El Chorro Villas Icono Castillo El Chorro Villas

Castle of Xébar

An ancient significant Arab fortress in Villanueva de la Concepción.

Iglesias El Chorro Villas Icono Iglesias El Chorro Villas

Churches and Chapels

Includes the Church of Our Lady of the Concepción, the Hermitage of San Isidro Labrador, the Hermitage of the Virgen del Carmen, and the Hermitage of San Sebastián.

Miradores El Chorro Villas Icono Miradores El Chorro Villas

Las Ventanillas Viewpoint

Offers panoramic views of the surroundings.

Day of the Broad Bean in Villanueva de la Concepción.

Day of the Broad Bean in Villanueva de la Concepción

The Day of the Broad Bean in Villanueva de la Concepción is a traditional festival that celebrates the broad bean harvest with cultural and gastronomic events.

Lugares de interés en Villanueva de la Concepción.

Monuments and Places of Interest in Villanueva

Vva. de la Concepción offers the Church of Our Lady of the Concepción, Las Ventanillas Viewpoint, Fuente de la Campana, Plaza de España, among others...

Festivals and Cultural Events.

Festivals and Cultural Events

Participate in traditional events such as Carnival, Holy Week, San Marcos, San Juan Night, Verdiales Festival, among others...

Gastronomía de Villanueva de la Concepción.

Gastronomy of Villanueva de la Concepción

The gastronomy of Villanueva de la Concepción is known for dishes like gachas (a type of porridge), wild asparagus salad, and snail stew.

A Private Retreat Nestled in Málaga, Andalusia

Unique Features

Unparalleled Privacy

Each villa comes with its own private pool, allowing you to enjoy moments of serenity with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and hills.

Stunning Gardens

Stroll through our meticulously maintained gardens, a sensory delight with lush vegetation and beautiful native flowers.

Modern Comfort

Immerse yourself in authentic Andalusian life, with typical architecture that blends tradition with modern amenities, ensuring a relaxing and comfortable stay.

Essential Services

Nestled in a natural setting, you'll have nearby access (within a 15-minute drive) to restaurants, medical facilities, supermarkets, and other essential services.

Explore Vva. de la Concepción

Distance from Málaga
1h 10min

Altitude Above Sea Level
534 meters

67,35 km²

3 295 residents


Postal Code

Vva. de la Concepción Town Hall
Av. de Blas Infante, 2, Vva. de la Concepción, 29230
(+34) 952 75 31 76

How to get to  Vva. de la Concepción

FAQs about Villanueva de la Concepción

Q. What is the history of Villanueva de la Concepción?

A. Villanueva de la Concepción has a history dating back to antiquity. Its origins can be traced to human settlements in the Middle Paleolithic, and later it was a Roman city called Osqva. During the Muslim era, it was an important defensive enclave, and finally, in the 19th century, it became a town and later an independent municipality.

Q. When did Villanueva de la Concepción gain independence from Antequera?

A. Villanueva de la Concepción obtained its independence from Antequera on March 17, 2009, becoming the 101st municipality in the province of Málaga. This achievement marked a significant milestone in the history of the town.

Q. What natural attractions are there in Villanueva de la Concepción?

A. Villanueva de la Concepción is known for its stunning natural surroundings. Some of the prominent natural attractions include the Montes de Málaga Natural Park, which offers opportunities for hiking and enjoying biodiversity. It is also close to the Torcal de Antequera, famous for its unique karstic formations.

Q. What is the Astronomical Observatory of Torcal?

A. The Astronomical Observatory of Torcal is a place dedicated to sky observation and astronomy. It is located in the hills of Torcal de Antequera and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the cosmos through high-quality telescopes. It is an exciting destination both during the day and at night for those interested in astronomy and science.