Cutar lies 32 kilometres from Malaga and 22 kilometres from the coast at Rincon de la Victoria, at an altitude of 331 metres. The village is located within the area of Axarquia, east of Malaga, on the scenic Route of the Raisin. Cutar has a population of about 700.
Of Moorish origin, the village has typical steep, narrow streets and white-washed houses. Cutar is derived from the Arabic name Cautzar (paradise fountain). At the exit to the village remains of a unique fountain from the Moorish era is situated. The 16th century church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación has a beautiful Baroque side chapel.
Size of Municipality: 55 km2
Altitude: 331 m
Distance to Malaga: 32 km
Distance to coast: 22 km
Average sunshine per day: 7.89 hrs
Each October, Cutar relives its Moorish past during the Monfi Fiesta. The village is converted into a medieval market where visitors can experience traditional pastimes. The Moroccan bazaar offers a variety of handicrafts, Moroccan gastronomy, jugglers, storytellers, a demonstration of falconry, traditional Andalusi music, a tea ceremony, oriental dances and endless other attractions. Details of Cutar´s other annual festivals can be found at the fiestas link at the bottom of this page.
Villages and hamlets within the municipality are: Salto del Negro, La Zubia and Cortijo Grande.
Cutar Popular Fiestas:
End May – Romeria
Early August – Fiesta de Salto del Negro
Mid August – Fiesta de San Roque
October – Monfi Fiesta
Cutar Useful Numbers:
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091
Town Hall and Council: 952 554 247
Council website: www.cutar.es