Spanish Culture Walking Tour

Miguel de Cervantes in Casa Cervantes, Velez-Malaga

Want to travel deeper and learn not just about the history of Velez-Malaga but about Andalucia culture?
Then put aside 2.5hours and take this tour!

Cookery Course in Velez-Malaga

Starting from outside the Town Hall in Plaza de Las Carmelitas, this casual walking tour takes you to some of the major sites of Velez as well as some local surprises too.
This isn’t a tour where the guide talks at you for 2.5hours, it’s fully immersive. You meet local people, taste local delicacies, watch historical re-enactments and get to know things no guidebook can tell you. We recommend this tour because of the unique experiences it offers but also the enthusiasm of Chesko one of the guides – it’s a whole lot fo fun.

Next Tour: 24th February 2023 at 10.30am
Meet at: Plaza de Las Carmelitas outside the Town Hall.
To reserve: email: or get in touch with us below

Why go on a tour of Velez-Malaga?

Velez is the capital of the Axarquia and has been an important strategic town for many centuries. History and tradition runs deep in the town and there’s lots of curiosities throughout the old centre. This is not Nerja or Frigiliana, this is authentic, real andalucia so the town is pretty impenetrable and a bit baffling if you visit Velez alone, a guide initially is almost a must!

Sights include:

Palacio de Beniel built in the early 1600s
Casa Cervantes – The novelist Miguel Cervantes stayed here
Arco Mihrab – 15th century doorway
Fortaleza – Fort complex
MVVEL – Museum of Velez-Malaga in a beautiful building with central patio
City Walls
San Juan church with its 15th century Mozarab roof
San Francisco church and minaret
The hermitage – painted inside by nationally acclaimed artist Evarristo Guerra.

Baroque Church: San Fransisco, Velez-Malaga

About Your Guides:

Axarquia Eat and Travel want to bring local culture from food, history, artisanal crafts and art to the visitors of the Axarquia. Their tours are always fun, surprising and thoroughly authentic.
Your guides: Chesko González & Helen Gabb
Theatrical re-enactment: Edwardo Roberto Parez

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