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.
Velez Malaga Monuments I
The historical centre of Velez-Malaga is a historical and artistic site. It is composed of two opposite hills:
the fortress of Vélez-Málaga, where the homage tower and the church of Santa María la Mayor are located.
And on the other hand the Hill of San Cristobal, crowned by the hermitage of Los Remedios, formed by the neighborhoods of “La Villa” and “Arrabal de San Sebastian”.
Outside the walls, in what corresponds to the development from the sixteenth century. We find a Mudejar and Baroque architecture, with palaces and characteristic residential examples. And also a series of churches and convents around. There are many picturesque streets with unique urban perspectives on the monuments that make up the city.
The church of Santa María la Mayor, in Gothic-Mudejar style, was built on top of the old Arabian main mosque. Today it is the headquarters of the city’s Easter Museum.
The other large church in Velez is the church of San Juan Bautista. It dates from 1487, although it was modified in the 19th century.
The Church of San Francisco also occupies the site of a mosque and is in the Mudejar-Renaissance style. It was built between the 16th and 17th centuries.
The convent of Las Claras (17th century), of late Baroque style and Rococo ornamentation, is remarkable. And also the convent of the Carmelites, of baroque style and Mannerist facade. In addition to the chapels of San Cristóbal or de los Remedios (17th century), the chapel of Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza.
The votive crosses are worth mentioning:
- the Cross of the Lamb
- the Cross of San Sebastian
Another remarkable building is the Camarín de la Virgen de la Piedad (Virgin of Piety’s dressing room), from the 17th century, located in Las Tiendas street.
Finally, the Almayate hermitage complex. This is a settlement of a religious community where there are several cave dwellings in the rock. This was an old Mozarabic church from the 8th and 9th centuries, as well as other stone works.
This is only the first part of the Monuments that you can enjoy if your take a transfer from Malaga airport to Velez Malaga.