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It seems that nature chose Casares to create one of its finest works. This municipality on the Costa del Sol stands out for its biodiversity and the variety of its landscapes, which are part of the Andalusian Network of Protected Natural Areas, which are ideal for lovers of active tourism.

The municipality contains the Natural Area of the Sierra Bermeja, a massif whose main peculiarity is its volcanic origins. In 1837, Felix Haenseler and Edmond Boisier discovered the pinsapo, a rare type of fir, which is endemic to the area and grows in forest on the peaks of Los Reales, on the Sierra Bermeja, and on El Puerto de la Mujer. On the western side of the Sierra Bermeja, we find a different type of landscape: the limestone formations of the Sierra Crestellina, which has been declared a Protected Natural Area.

No tour of the natural delights of Casares would be complete without a visit to the Canuto de Utrera, a spectacular replica of Torcal de Antequera, or without seeing one of its true marvels, the River Genal and its valleys as they enter into the Alcorconales Natural Park.

. Visit the municipality:

- Roman Bath of "La Hedionda": These are ferric sulphurous baths of roman origin and rebuilt by the moors. They are situated on the right side of the Albarrán stream, on the southwest of the borough.
- Aqueduct- Bridge to the Romans Baths: Dates from the XVI Century.
- Flour Mills: These waterwheels are of Moorish design and undoubted ethnographic value.
- Salt Tower: Also known as "Moor's leap", it is on the coast and it was used by the arabs as stroughold its origins are from Phoenician times.
- Lacipo: Located four kilometres from the town on a private state (Alechipe). Lacipo was an important roman city that was built upon an earlier Iberian- Phoenician settlement.
- Hermitage of Virgen del Rosario Del Campo: Located between the river Genal and the river Guadiaro. In May, people from Casares make a pilgrimage there accompanying the virgin.

. Discover Casares:

The Arab Castle, which crowns Casares, a small town in Malaga, which has been declared a site of historic- artistic interest, affords a fine view of the white silhouettes of the houses perched on the hill and the labyrinthine lanes with their distinctive andalusí legacy. Vestiges of the first Phoenician, Iberian and Roman settlers have survived in its surroundings. An example of this is the Baths of La hedionda.

Its geographical location, between the mountainous range of the Serranía de Ronda, the Straits of Gibraltar and the coast, offers a diversity of landscapes boasting natural areas of unparalleled beauty. In addition to this, the municipally of Casares has more than 2 km of beaches and a busy calendar of festive events and celebrations.

- Ruins of the Moorish Wall and Castle: Located on the highest part of the town, they marked the boundaries of the town during the Muslim period.
- Cemetery: Located within the Castle Enclosure, outstanding its circular construction and its whitewashing niches.
- Church of "La Encarnación": Built in the XVI Century, it stands over the ruins of a earlier Moorish fortress, and shoes best conserved and outstanding element is its mudejar style tower. - Hermitage of the Vera Cruz: Locate within the Castle Enclosure; it was built in the XVI Century. Nowadays we can visit only part of its single nave.
- Museum of Etnohistory: Located next to one of the gates of the former fortress, it shows the history, traditions and customs of Casares.
- The present Church of "La Encarnación": it was once a Franciscan- capuchin convent, it is located in "Fuente Del Llano" square.
- Hermitage of San Sebastián: Dates from XVII Century and it is a very important place, because it houses the statue of "Nuestra Señora del Rosario del campo", patroness of Casares.
- Fountain of Carlos III: Built in 1785, its style is neoclassical and it is located in "Plaza de España" (the village square).
- The house of Blas Infante: At 51 "Calle Carrera", birthplace of Blas Infante, leader of the movement for Andalusia.
- Monument to Blas Infante: Located in "Plaza España".

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