"Thanks be to God sirs, for bringing us to such good quarters for if I do not deceive myself the ground we stand on is that of Velez Malaga" Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
Velez - Malaga as la Axarquia's capital, has got an interesting arquitectonic and cultural patrimony.
The citadel and the rests of the arabic wall, as well as the other mudejar and baroque monuments, remind us the past of the city.El Palacio de Beniel and the churches of Santa Maria de la Encarnacion and San Juan Bautista are the some of the most important buildings.
Aproximately, a 14% of la Axarquia belongs to Velez - Malaga, which spreads to the coast.
In that coast area we can see la Caleta, a really beautiful harbour, with a nice beaches and a big promenade.