Surroundings of Cómpeta

Where to eat and drink in Cómpeta?

Restaurant La Tappería, located on the village square, a popular low cost restaurant.

Restaurant El Pilón, at a stone's throw from Mesón La Hospedería, offers a nice terrace with a view over the village, higher price range.

Restaurant Períco, also located on the village square with a large terrace, simple and good.

Restaurant El Pampano can be found on the Plaza del Vendimia, a short walk from the village square, a quiet location with a large terrace for excellent and affordable food.

Restaurant Las Esperillas (Canillas de Albaida) a popular restaurant with a large terrace, known for its 3-course lunch menus with a drink for € 8.50 p.p.

Restaurant Venta El Curro (Archez) this Argentinian meat restaurant is located outside the village of Archez, on the road to Corumbela. A must-eat for "meat lovers".

Restaurant La Hierba Buena offers Moroccan flavours, with a terrace and delicious Tajin dishes with fresh herbs. You can find it in a narrow alley opposite Bar Bodega.

Restaurant El Cortijo can be found on the bypass road in the higher part of Cómpeta. Nice terrace with views over the village and to the Mediterranean sea in the distance. Friendly service with delicious and affordable food.

Pizzeria Siddartha can be found next to Hotel Balcón de Cómpeta. Sunny south-facing terrace with views over the hills. Simple Pizzeria with delicious, fresh pizza.

Bar-Restaurant El Recreo, hidden behind the town hall of Cómpeta, with a quiet terrace on a small square.

Málaga

The ancient and cosmopolitan Málaga still has its historical roots intact. In times long gone it testified to the origins of man and of the Mediterranean culture, today it is the main force in the Andalusian tourism industry, keeping alive its tradition of a hospitable and creative country.

The city of Málaga, located between the sea and the mountains, was a witness to the economic and cultural boom of the western Mediterranean. The city called Malaka by the Phoenicians was transformed into a thriving commercial centre. After the Muslim invasion of the 8th century, the area was Arabised and later became part of the Nasrid kingdom in Granada, as it underwent a new period of commercial and cultural prominence.

Málaga, on the coast where winter never comes; with an inland where nature is displayed in all its splendor. From the tops of the mountains you can watch the sunset until it disappears into the immense blue of the Mediterranean sea.

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Cordoba

Córdoba is the capital of Muslim Spain, the main city in the province of Córdoba in central Andalusia. The river Guadalquivir crosses this province from east to west, irrigating a wide plain where grain, vines and olive trees grow. To the north, the landscape becomes more and more savage until it reaches the peaks of the Sierra Morena, with dense forests and abundant game for hunting.

Subbética mountains

In the south, the land gradually rises until it reaches the peaks of the Subbética mountains. These lands with their limestone soils are dotted with olive groves and white villages and noble towns with well-preserved Baroque architecture. The Romans conquered it and were fascinated by the beautiful landscapes and the fertile valleys. Numerous structures throughout the province attest to their presence.

After Muslim expansion across the Iberian Peninsula, the territory of the Al-Andalus Empire in Cordoba became an important hub for the export of cultural and economic ideas in medieval Europe. Today, this privileged Andalusian enclave is home to an invaluable architectural heritage that will captivate the most discerning traveller.

Seville

Seville, the capital of the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. The Guadalquivir River is the same river that flows through Córdoba. Explorers brought valuable shiploads from the New World and Asia to this town. Seville is dotted with Moorish buildings, monasteries and churches and the city of warm summers and outdoor cafes, a city with a perfect climate of 18.6 degrees on average, but in summer the mercury can rise above 40 degrees! It is very nice to do a guided bike tour. You cycle past many sights such as the Plaza de España and the guide will give you background information in a fun way!

Sights

Places of interest in Seville are the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar, the Cathedral, the Palacio Real, the Parque de Maria Louisa and the most beautiful square in Spain; the Plaza de España.

Seville Cathedral

Seville Cathedral, the largest cathedral in the world, was built in the year 1402. Construction, on the site where a mosque once stood, took more than 100 years. You can visit the cathedral every day from 08:00 – 14:00 and from 16:00—19:00. Buy a ticket online in advance so you don't have to queue.

Plaza de España

Plaza de España was built in 1929 for that year's World's Fair and is located next to the Parque de Maria Louisa. The four bridges over the water represent the 4 ancient kingdoms of Spain; León, Castilla, Aragon and Navarre. You will also find 52 tile mosaics with the 52 provinces of Spain

The Real Alcazar

The Real Alcazar is a royal palace in the heart of Seville. A Roman fort stood here until the year 913. King Peter of Andalusia ordered the construction of a new palace in 1364. He used Moorish architects who gave the palace a clear Mudejar style. In the 16th century, the final touches were placed on the palace; Emperor Charles V added Renaissance elements and the fairytale gardens.

Neighborhoods of Seville

The Santa Cruz district is also called the Jewish Quarter. It has narrow streets and many patios hidden behind the walls of the houses with beautiful Sevillan architecture.

The Triana district is a district on the river Guadalquivir, the birthplace of many bullfighters and also the place where flamenco was 'born'. Here you will find some really nice terraces along the river.