Cuevas del Becerro

Cuevas del Becerro 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 20 kilometers from Ronda and 105 km from the city of Málaga. By road it is located 576 km from Madrid. In 2008 it had a population of 1,847 inhabitants according to the INE.

Cuevas del Becerro
Official seal of Cuevas del Becerro
Cuevas del Becerro is located in Spain
Cuevas del Becerro
Cuevas del Becerro
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 36°52′N 5°02′W / 36.867°N 5.033°W / 36.867; -5.033
CountrySpain Spain
Autonomous communityAndalusia Andalusia
ComarcaSerrania de Ronda, Guadalteba
 • Type(PSOE)
 • MayorJoaquín Esquina
 • Total16 km2 (6 sq mi)
724 m (2,375 ft)
 • Total1,595
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
WebsiteOfficial website
Cuevas del Becerro
View of Cuevas del Becerro from the A367

Origin of nameEdit

Legend has it that the town gets its name from a golden calf that they found in one of its caves, which are currently located on the northern side of the village on the river of the caves. One researcher believes that these caves were used to house sires, where locals brought their cows for cover. This scenario could also be the origin of the name.[citation needed] Everything up until now is mere speculation on the possible origin.

Places of interestEdit

  • Church of San Antonio Abad, (Cuevas del Becerro)
  • Cave of Moro, (Cuevas del Becerro)
  • Fountain of Nacimiento
  • Roman stoves
  • Passage of Rio Carrizal

Politics and administrationEdit

The political administration of the municipality is carried out through a democratically controlled city council whose members are elected every four years by universal suffrage. The electoral census is composed of all registered residents in the town over 18 and a Spanish national and other member states of the European Union. Pursuant to the Law on the General Election,[2] which sets the number of eligible councilors depending on the population of the municipality, the Municipal Corporation of Cuevas del Becerro consists of 9 councilors.


  1. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.
  2. ^ "Ley orgánica 5/1985, de 19 de junio, del Régimen Electoral General". Gobierno de España, Ministerio de la Presidencia. Archived from the original on 21 July 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2012.