Images of the Axarquia district of Andalucía
The Axarquia is a 'comarcal' or district of Andalucía in southern Spain. It is part of Málaga province, located to the east of Málaga city - much less developed than the west - and bordered by the beaches of the Costa del Sol to the south and sheltered by mountain ranges to the north.
Until fairly recently this was a relatively unknown part of Andalucía and it has escaped the over development on the coast that has has spoilt the western coast. Inland, the Axarquia still retains its rustic charm and it's not uncommon to still see donkeys and mules used for transport and carrying goods.
The landscape is rugged, with deep valleys and terraced hillsides studded with olive and almond trees. The area is dotted with the famous 'white villages' which originate from Arab times when southern Spain was occupied by the moors.
I have lived here with my husband for the past ten years and have grown to love the area. In this hub I'd like to share some of the images that I have taken over the past few years. Later, in further hubs, I'll write in more depth about the area - but, for now, I hope you enjoy my photos.