Nestling in the foothills
FAMOUS FOR FIESTAS
Barely a month goes by without a fiesta in Guaro - Día del Almendro, Cabalgata de Reyes, Carnaval, Semana Santa, Festival de Gastronomía, Romería de San Isidro, Feria de Guaro, Las Mayordomas, Belén Viviente, Festival de la Luna Flamenca, Auditorio de la Luna Mora. Definitely worth a weekend visit!
The first settlement dates back to the Arab era and was in the place known as Guaro el Viejo, at the foot of a tower that was part of the chain of towers and castles of the Guadalhorce Valley .
The municipality was conquered by the Catholic Monarchs in 1485 , it is documented that its Moorish bailiff was, in 1491 , Hamed Hazá, when it came to the call of the Cadí of Málaga , Ali Dordux.
Guaro was granted township in 1614 by order of King Philip IV. On the twentyeigth of September 1648, the king made D. Juan Chumacero Sotomayor and Carrillo the Count of Guaro, Judge of the Royal Chancery of Granada and Knight of Santiago , a title that still exists today and passed on to their descendants, the Patiño family.
The economy of Guaro is largely based on rainfed crops such as olive and almond with some other cash crops on irrigated land.
In recent times the town has been developing its tourist industry through its festivals and an influx of foreign residents.
PLACES TO EAT AND DRINK
to come soon
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