Weather of Velez Málaga
The climate of Velez-Malaga is classified as warm and temperate. There is more rainfall in winter than in summer in Velez-Malaga. This climate is considered Csa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification.
The average annual temperature in Velez-Malaga is 18.1 °C. There is about 428 mm of rainfall.
The least amount of rain occurs in July. This month’s average is 2 mm. With an average of 69 mm, the highest rainfall falls in November.
Temperatures are higher on average in August, around 25.8 ° C. January has the lowest average temperature of the year. It is 11.5 ° C.
The variation in rainfall between the driest and wettest months is67 mm. During the year, average temperatures vary by 14.3 ° C.
Gastronomy in Velez Málaga
The typical pastries of Vélez-Málaga are the mostachones, oil cakes and desserts with raisins.
I would like to point out that the raisins of the axarquia are not like the raisins that you can buy in the supermarket which are normally dried industrially, but they are an artisan product.
Vélez-Málaga has an extensive gastronomy of its own, the most outstanding dishes of which are those prepared during the Holy Week.
Among the typical Gastronomy of Easter and exclusive of this enclave we find the ajobacalao; the cod cakes with honey; the maimones, made with fried garlic and soaked bread; the migas; the cachorreña soup.
Monuments of Velez Málaga
The historic centre of Vélez-Málaga has been declared a historical-artistic site. It is made up of two opposing hills: that of the fortress, where the remains of the Keep and the Church of Santa María la Mayor stand out, and the hill of San Cristóbal.
Crowned by the Hermitage of Los Remedios, from where a small architecture is scattered, of cubic forms in white tones that adapt to the terrain, made up of the neighbourhoods of “La Villa” and “Arrabal de San Sebastián”.
Outside the walls, which corresponds to the development from the 16th century onwards, Mudejar and Baroque architecture is presented, with characteristic palaces and residential examples, as well as a series of churches and convents around which the urban fabric was gradually shaped, giving rise to picturesque streets with unique urban perspectives on the monuments that make it up.
The Gothic-Mudejar church of Santa María la Mayor was built on top of the old Arab mosque, as shown by the minaret turned into a bell tower.25
It is currently the headquarters of the city’s Easter Museum. The other large church in Velez is the Church of San Juan Bautista, which occupied another of the existing mosques.
It was built in 1487, although it was modified in the 19th century. The sacristy is due to Martín de Aldehuela. The tower and the roofs are Mudejar, while the façade is part of the neoclassical style.26
The Church of San Francisco also occupies the site of a mosque and is in the Mudejar-Renaissance style. It was founded by the Catholic Monarchs and built between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Originally it was part of the Real Convento de Santiago, which disappeared due to the confiscation of 1836 and of which only the church remains.
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