Riogordo is a small and beautifull village of Arab origin located 400 meters avoce the sea level in the Axarquia region.

Riogordo overview

Riogordo is a typical white village with narrow streets inherited from its Moorish origin. A maze of white walls where getting lost and discover some of the monuments we recommend below:

Old town

The layout of the streets of Riogordo is a monument in itself and worth to be experienced. Riogordo can be divided into 2 districts, High and Low district. Both districts have historic buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with architectural elements of he sixteenth century.

In addition we recommend you to visit the natural surroundings.

Ethnological Museum of Popular Arts

Meet the past of this typical white village of Malaga, know the characteristics of the old houses and the tools available then.

This museum shows the visitor different kind of tools in two floors. The first floor has an oil mill dating from between the 17th and 19th centuries, a wine cellar, lounge, kitchen with bread oven from the 19th century and a typical Andalusian patio among other details. The entrance to this building is like using a time machine with a feeling of going back in time.

Riogordo ethnological museum

On the second floor there is an exhibition hall with comtemporary painters artworks.

Opening times: Open Fridays to Sundays and holidays from 11am to 2pm and from 5pm to 8pm.

Address: 14 Church Street Riogordo, Málaga Province
Tel: +34 952 732 154

Ermita de San Sebastian

Religious building built in the late seventeenth century at the centre of the old town.

Iglesia de Gracia

Built shortly after the conquest of the territory by the Catholic armies, this church dates from the late fifteenth century.

Mural de las Aguas

At Plaza de la Constitucion is known this historical mural called ‘Mural de Aguas’ and it shows the importance of the water sources in Riogordo throughout its history in the development of its population.

Phoenician tombs and other sites

In the natural environment of Sierra del Rey are the remains of Phoenician and Roman tombs.

The archaeological remains have shown that there were many prehistoric settlements in the area, possibly thanks to the wealth of the water sources available.

Events in Riogordo

The most popular event and festival in Riogordo takes place during the Holy Week, the Friday and Saturday. The origin of this parade comes from the seventeenth century.

How to get to Riogordo museum

Riogordo and its museum are about 50 kilometers drive from Malaga airport, a simple route that will take 40 minutes for you have to take direction City Garden, Casabermeja and Colmenar finally go through.

During the trip if you have time we recommend visiting the Cemetery in Casabermeja or enjoy the excellent gastronomy of Colmenar.