The province of Malaga is found in the independent community of Andalusia. In its borders is the town of Villanueva de Algaidas. The southern, rocky landscape of the village where just over 4,000 people live is found along the winding country road from Malaga to Las Pedrizas. It sits between the foothills of the Sierra de Pedroso and the Sierra de Arcas, making for some beautiful scenery around the village.
When you leave the Villanueva de Algaidas budget hotel that you find on EasyToBook.com, it won’t be long before you learn of the village’s pride in a native son. Berrocal is a world renowned sculptor who was born in Villanueva de Algaidas but who now lives in Verona, Italy. A local foundation maintains the permanent display of his works in the village, until a Berrocal Museum is created. The Caves of El Pedroso are nearby, and relics have proven that it was once inhabited by pre-historic man. The Monastery of the Enclosed order of St. Francis of Assisi, also known as La Rincona, is the center of the area known as La Atalaya. Ask for directions to the ruins of the old stone church and imagine what the magnificent structure would have looked like at one time.