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History of Benajarafe
In the area of Benajarafe, remains of inhabitants have been found which date back to the Palaeolithic era. Furthermore, very close to the beach of Benajarafe most historians place the Greek colony of Mainake. It is believed to have been there, although its exact location is still being sought, and the most striking archaeological remains have been found by the river Velez, also near Torre del Mar.
During the Middle Ages the area was conquered by the Muslims. And its name also dates from this date and is of Muslim origin although it is a fact in itself controversial for the locals. Because the most widespread theory of interpretation comes from the Arabic Ben ash-Sharif (Son of the Height). Although there is another theory about the origin of the name Benajarafe, which refers to the term Bina’ ash-Sharaf (بناء الشراف), which means “house” or “construction” of the hill.
Historically, in 1483, Benajarafe witnessed the last victory in a battle between the Muslims and the Christians in Andalusia, in the so-called Battle of La Axarquía.
Also during the Middle Ages was built one of the most significant features of Benajarafe, the so-called Torre Gorda whose original name is the Torre Moya, which is named for being the largest in the province of Malaga.
One of the main architects of the development of the town, from the 18th century until the 60s of the 20th century was the train. Through Benajarafe passed the line that connected Malaga with
Insteresting monuments to visit
Moya Tower of Benajarafe
During the 17th and 18th centuries, life in the area of La Axarquía -which today seems idyllic to us- was anything but easy. Epidemics and wars were the greatest threats facing the population.
In those years the disease was fought with rudimentary medicine and, above all, with prayer. For wars, however, there were more resources than there are still solid memories: the watchtowers.
And for example of those forts that defended Malaga’s coastline from Turks and Berbers: the Torre-Moya or Torre Gorda de Benajarafe.
Today it serves as a picturesque setting for the peaceful life of the residents and visitors of this hamlet of Vélez-Málaga, famous for its 2 kilometres of beach.
But in the middle of the 18th century, it was a very important information gathering point for the General Captaincy of the Coast.
It is still imposing to see its robust silhouette on a promontory that rises 15 metres above the sea, although the only thing that can be seen today from its highest point are the fishing and sports boats that cross the waters of the Alborán sea.
Gastronomy of Benajarafe
Veleña cuisine is rich in flavours of Phoenician and Arabic origin and is particularly based on wine and oil.
The cuisine of Velena is very rich in flavours of Phoenician and Arabic origin and relies especially on wine and oil.
Among the typical dishes stand out:
- Pumpkin stew
- Gachas (porridge)
- The cabbage
- The “ropa vieja” (old clothes) is a variety of cabbage (potatoes, green beans, chickpeas, pumpkin, eggplant and meat, to which some add bacon and pork snouts)
- Cabbage Stew
- The Crumbs
- Cod cakes with honey
- Maimones (with fried garlic and bread soaked in water and sprinkled with sugar when served, there is a variant that adds onion, pepper and tomato)
- The cachorreñas
- The roasted sweet potatoes
- Fish frying
Cold dishes like:
- The gazpacho
- The ajoblanco
- El ajobacalao (which is prepared especially during Holy Week)
- El Chambao (prepared with cucumber, onion and tomato with oil, vinegar and salt)
- The wine doughnuts
- The Mostachones
- The oil cakes of Velez
February 28th is the Day of Andalusia, and is one of the main holidays of the year. The Benajarafe Neighbourhood Association is in charge of organising it with different activities. From the raising of the flag which is the first thing that is done that day. Afterwards free meals are usually served and recreational events such as games, dances, poetry readings, etc. are held.
On July 16th, as in all coastal towns and cities, the day of the Virgen del Carmen is celebrated. With its boat procession from the church. Also at night during these days is the Benajarafe fair.
In August the popular “Feria” also takes place for three days. From Friday to Sunday, on Friday night there is a big verbena. Afterwards, on Saturday and Sunday, famous singers usually come to the town to accompany the fiesta.
Finally on Sunday there is a final event with games and tests for the children of the village. At the end of the event there is a prize giving ceremony for the activities and games carried out. The queen and ladies of honour of the fair are also chosen. These festivities also encourage the people of the village to come together and join in the festivities, creating a great atmosphere.
In October it is the Romería de la Virgen del Rosario. The custom is to make a communal paella on the day of the pilgrimage.