Colmenar is a town with ll the facilities and historical monuments. It has been populated since the Neolithic age, as testified by the remains found at the Cueva de las Pulseras. On top of the hill, overlooking the village and its surrounding valleys, is the hermitage of La Santísima Virgen de la Candelaria. It was built in the 17th century and is nowadays declared a historical local monument. The hermitage is consecrated to the patron saint of Colmenar. Riogordo is a small town and municipality of around 3,000 inhabitants in Málaga province in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is situated in the centre of the comarca of Axarquía that runs east and inland of Málaga as far as Nerja. It is located 40 kilometers from Málaga and 30 km from Vélez-Málaga. Nestled in the low-lying mountains (between the Montes de Málaga and the higher sierras), it is almost one of the classic Andalusian "white villages". It is equidistant between Málaga and Vélez-Málaga, both of which are little more than 30 minutes by car.
The town hosts the "El Paso" festival at Easter (Semana Santa), a reenactment of the crucifixion which has a cast of the most of the local villagers.
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