Cutar is a picturesque traditional white village nestled in the Axarquia region of Andalusia. Cutar is known for its rich history, stunning views, and traditional architecture. The village offers a unique blend of Arabic and Andalusian influences and is home to one of the oldest fountains in Andalusia, which greets you as you enter the village. In 2003 a copy of a 16th century Quran along with two manuscripts from the same era era were found in the walls of a property being renovated by a local builder. In 2022 Cutar created a visitor area to cover the history of the village in the last ten centuries.

Community

The village is very Spanish with a small number of foreign home owners and holiday homes, however the local inhabitants are very welcoming to those foreigners who have made Cutar their home and those that holiday there.

Location

Malaga airport: 55km, 1 hour
Malaga train and bus stations: 42km, 1 hour
Beach: 23km, 35 minutes at Torre del Mar

Health

Cutar has a doctor’s surgery along with a pharmacy.
The nearest hospital is in Torre del Mar, around a 30-minute drive.

Shopping

The village has two small shops which provide basic necessities. A fish van also visits weekly.
The El Ingenio commercal centre and larger supermarkts in Torre del Mar are around 30 minutes’ drive.
Street market in nearby Benamargosa every Wednesday morning.

Public Transport

A municipal minibus service operates between Cutar and Torre del Mar, passing by the hospital en route.
Departure Times
7:20 (Monday to Friday)
15:50 (Tuesday and Friday only)
9:00 (Saturdays only)
Return Times
13:20 (Torre del Mar) – 13:25 (Hospital) – 13:40 (Vélez-Málaga) – 14:05 (Benamargosa) – 14:20 (Cútar) (Tuesday and Friday only)
19:00 (Torre del Mar) – 19:05 (Hospital) – 19:15 (Vélez-Málaga) – 19:40 (Benamargosa) – 19:55 (Cútar) (Saturday)
From Vélez-Málaga, you can catch buses to Malaga or Nerja.

Sports Facilities

Cutar has a municipal padel court and open-air swimming pool for the community to use. It sits in a very popular scenic hiking and cycling route.

Annual Events

The Feria de Cutar is held in mid-August every year in celebration of San Roque. It includes events for children, lots of flamenco dancing and music, swimming competions, paella tastings and more! The feria brings the whole village together.

The Monfi Festival is a lively annual event in Cutar, Spain, held in October. It is to remember the Moorish history of the village and features music, dancing, street performances, archery and bird of prey displays, a medieval market, and local cuisine. Monfi was the term used to describe Muslims who stayed in the area after the Catholic conquest. It’s a great way to experience Cutar’s culture and community spirit.

Useful links

Cutar Town Hall
Properties for sale in the Axarquia

A view of Cutar
Old Mill in the Spanish village of Cutar
Fountain for mules and donkeys in the white Spanish village of Cutar
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