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Ardales is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. The municipality is situated approximately 62.5 kilometres from Málaga.

Ardales
Skyline of Ardales
Coat of arms of Ardales
Coat of arms
Municipal location in the Province of Málaga
Municipal location in the Province of Málaga
Ardales is located in Spain
Ardales
Ardales
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°52′40″N 4°50′41″W / 36.87778°N 4.84472°W / 36.87778; -4.84472Coordinates: 36°52′40″N 4°50′41″W / 36.87778°N 4.84472°W / 36.87778; -4.84472
Country Spain
CommunityAndalusia
ProvinceMálaga
ComarcaComarca de Antequera, Guadalteba
Government
 • MayorJuan Calderón Ramos
Area
 • Total106 km2 (41 sq mi)
Elevation
445 m (1,460 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total2,493
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ardaleños
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
29550
WebsiteOfficial website

On the hill above the town is the historic church and higher still are the ruins of the Ardales castle. At the peak of the hill is the hermitage Ermita del Calvario. The infamous Caminito del Rey is nearby. The Cave of Ardales (cueva de doña Trinidad Grund) contains Paleolithic cave art.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.

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