Archez lies 51 kilometres from Malaga and 25 kilometres from the coast at Torre del Mar, at an altitude of 435 metres. The village is located on the foothills of the Sierra Almijara within the area of Axarquia, on the scenic Mudejar Route, and has a population of 425.
Archez lies within a beautiful valley setting with a natural arena. Within this arena various fiestas are held throughout the year and also a popular summer blues festival. The village has a labyrinth of streets, composed of picturesque white- washed houses.
Size of Municipality: 5 km2
Altitude: 435 m
Distance to Malaga: 51 km
Distance to coast: 25 km
Average sunshine per day: 8 hrs
Archez Adjoined to the parish church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacíon, which is a 16th century Mudéjar building on the previous site of a mosque, is a minaret dating from the 13th century preserved in perfect condition. Legend has it that, once upon a time, a lizard fell into the forge where the bell for the church was being made and got stuck to it. If you’re single and of marriageable age, you can go up the tower to touch the lizard and you’ll find love within a year.
Archez Popular Fiestas:
Mid January – Fiesta de San Anton
Early June – Fiesta of Corpus Christi
Early August – Feria of Archez
Archez Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091
Town Council: 952 553 159 / 952 533 159
Council website: www.archez.es