Iznate lies 29 kilometres from Malaga and 5 kilometres from the coast at Benajarafe which is midway between Rincon de la Victoria and Torre del Mar, at an altitude of 303 metres. It is situated within the area of Axarquia, east of Malaga, on the scenic Route of Sun and Avocadao, and has a population of 1,000.
The village is surrounded by small hills and is irrigated by the River Iznate. It has wonderful panoramic views over the mountain ranges and an agricultural economy based on the surrounding vineyards of Muscatel Grape. Every year a festival celebrating the grape is held in August. With the chance to taste a variety of local dishes, including gazpacho, stew, pies and honey pancakes, accompanied by wine, music and dancing, this festival summons thousands of visitors. Details of this and Iznate´s other annual festivals can be found at the fiestas link at the bottom of this page.
Size of Municipality: 7.50 km2
Altitude: 303 m
Distance to Malaga: 29 km
Distance to coast: 5 km
Average sunshine per day: 8.03 hrs
Of Moorish origin, Iznate´s layout has steep, narrow streets. The parish church of San Gregorio VII was built in the 16th century and houses several valuable paintings.
Hamlets within the municipality of Iznate are: Lagar de Campos, Molinejos and El Rio.
Iznate Popular Fiestas:
Spring (Easter Sunday) – Procession & Paella
End March – Fiesta de Virgen de Los Dolores
Mid June – Fiesta of San Antonio de Padua
Early August – Fiesta of Muscatel Grape
Iznate Useful Numbers:
Chemist: 952 509 766
Emergency Doctor: 061
Emergency Police: 091
Town Hall and Council: 952 509 776
Council website: www.iznate.es