When you reach the place you need to spend the holidays in, all you want is to be there fast and enjoy your free days, that is why to book a transfer to Coín from Malaga Airport will help you out a lot.
Stepping inside of your transfer to Coín. Let’s talk about history first
In the second half of the 13th century, when, within the framework of the frictions that took place due to the control of power in the nascent Kingdom of Granada, the Marinid sultan (Morocco) Abu Yusuf launched a campaign against Malaga on 1 April 1283, conquering the strongholds of Cartama, Dakwan and Suhayl (Fuengirola).
Before returning, Abu Yusuf left the area under his control, guarding the fortresses of Estepona and Dakwan. In the latter, he left his own son, Abu Zayyan Mandil, in charge of defence.
Shortly afterwards, by virtue of the Treaty of Marbella of 6 May 1286, peace would be achieved between Merínies and Nazarí, and all the Meríní possessions in Al-Andalus, including Dakwan, were returned to the Nasrí monarch.
From this moment Dakwan seems to begin its era of splendour. In 1330, the year of the Christian takeover of Theba, it was also the judicial and probable administrative capital of the Algarbía (western region) of Málaga, a situation that was probably maintained until the end of the 15th century.
It was also in the 14th and 15th centuries that the Muslim authors (Ibn Battuta, Ibn al-Khatib) forged the geographical image of Dakwan’s natural excellence -abundance of water, lush vegetation, good weather- that would never cease to be repeated throughout its history.
Dakwan was around 1480 an average city of the Kingdom of Granada, whose population the chronicler Valera estimated at 3,000 people, at a time when Alhama would have 5,000, Marbella 3,000, Granada 50,000 and Malaga 20,000.
Of all the region of Malaga, the fields of Coín are those that at this time have more orchards, apart from other important crops such as vineyards, olive trees, fruit trees and medicinal plants.
The seizure of Dakwan took place on 27 April 1485. The scene is reflected in the choir stalls of Toledo Cathedral.
Then the Catholic King ordered the demolition of the remains of the fortress due to its size and location was costly for Christians to defend it.
Dakwan lost what the chronicler Palencia called “that aspect of beauty that distinguished it among all other populations of the territory of Malaga.
Monuments to visit when you get your transfer to Coín
San Agustín Park
In the second half of the 16th century, where the park is today, there was a hermitage dedicated to San Sebastián.
Later, next to it, the Convent of San Agustín was founded, and the hermitage became the church of that convent, where the patron saint of the town, San Sebastián, was venerated.
On October 9, 1680 an earthquake occurred that caused the collapse of the Main Chapel of the Church of San Sebastian.
After the earthquake, the Chapel was rebuilt and, with the passage of time, what used to be the Convent collapsed in 1887.
Thus, this beautiful Park was built on the remains of the Convent of the Augustinians (XVI century), taking its name from there and today is adorned by gardens and a set of leafy and centenary Estoraques where we can see a monument in the form of an obelisk, in homage to those who died in the Spanish Civil War.
San Andrés church and the old hospital
The Hospital de la Caridad, together with its annexed chapel, dates from the 16th century, although centuries later, the chapel became a Church, becoming what we know as the Church of San Andrés, and at the beginning of the 19th century, it was erected as a parish church.
The church has a curious L-shaped floor plan, the result of a later extension, being one of the four buildings that, with this typology, exist in Andalusia.
This L-shaped floor plan is produced by adding a new arm perpendicular to the main chapel to the two existing naves, which allowed the sick to be separated from the rest of the congregation.
The most outstanding feature of this church is the mixture of styles with Mudejar and, on its belfry that dates from the nineteenth century the neoclassical, being of special singularity since it is one of the very few that exist in Andalusia with this shape and perhaps the most beautiful of the province of Malaga.
Currently, there is a Renaissance style altarpiece, which replaces the original which was destroyed during the Civil War.
San Andrés little square
This square, characteristic of Coineña singularity, takes its name from the old and disappeared Hospital de San Andrés that existed there, when the apostle San Andrés was venerated in the chapel of the former.
In this square we find a tower, built in the early nineteenth century, with the image of a beautiful Christ housed inside.
This construction took place as a consequence of the demolition of a local house with a niche in its façade, replacing the image of the Christ existing in it when this tribune was built in the centre of the square.
Its architecture is in the Mudejar style.
Until a few years ago, the fountain located in the pide da la torre was a rectangular iron container that was replaced by a white marble fountain, which was in the Plaza de Santa María de la Encarnación, with the inscription “1933”.
Chapel Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta
Located in one of the most beautiful spots in the Coineño countryside, the district of Pereila, towards Monda along the old road, the Ermita de Ntra. Sra. de la Fuensanta is a cave church in Mozarabic style, where every May you can visit our patron saint, the sacristy of the hermitage where the spring is located and the cave in which the image of the Virgin was found.
The primitive hermitage dates its existence from 1529, the current one was built in 1680, undergoing several reforms over the centuries.
The decoration of the main chapel stands out, conceived as an open dressing room, dated in 1729.
Its author José de Medina is considered the master par excellence of the artists after Mena.
This hermitage of the Virgen de la Fuensanta (Virgin of the Fuensanta) dwells here during the month of May.
It is a point of attraction and is visited all year round due to the magic of the place and its surroundings in which there are old mills (possibly Moorish), the River Peréila, the old bridge, the fountain, the Roman road and the deposit of the Llano de la Virgen (Plain of the Virgin) declared BIC (Asset of Cultural Interest).
Legend has it that between the end of 1400 and the beginning of 1500, the image of the Virgen de la Fuensanta was found by a shepherd in the place where the sanctuary of the cave is currently located, on the road that leads to the Llano de las Marías.
It is an image 7.5 cm high, which is thought to be the smallest image venerated in Spain.
As a result of its discovery this image was venerated by all the faithful; firstly in a small cave (the place where it was found), and due to popular fervor the Hermitage was built.
Choose a place to eat while you are at your transfer to Coín
The basis of Coín’s gastronomy can be found in the products of the orchard, which are used to prepare simple dishes that are rich in variety and flavour.
The cachorreñas soups, the stew or puchero in its various forms, the soup of pepper and tomato, the mojete and the various stews are the most traditional dishes of Coín, in addition to gazpacho, as anywhere else in Andalusia.
In cold seasons, other more consistent dishes become the protagonists of Coín’s kitchens; the popular “cabbage with pringá”, seasoned with vegetables and pork products, is one of the most consumed dishes in winter.
To accompany these dishes we can still find in some tahonas the bread kneaded with a fist and cooked in a wood oven.
In confectionery stands out the fig bread, the raisins in aguardiente or the porridge with syrup.
Many sweets are traditionally made at certain times of the year, such as the rosquetes de huevo at Easter or the rosquillas de ochío and empanadillas typical at Christmas.
Also, the chacinas like the chorizo, the morcilla, the salchichón, the morcón, the lomo en mateca, etc. stand out.
But without a doubt, if Coín was and is known for any product, it is because of the orange, which even had a denomination of origin.
How to solve your transfer to Coín
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We hope that his post helped you out to enjoy your time in Coín and the surroundings of Málaga. 🙂