Jubrique’s streets and houses are adapted to the serranía, with narrow, steep streets and whitewashed houses on a hilly, mountainous elevation.
Jubrique is a town in the province of Málaga, Andalucia, in southern Spain. The town is located at an altitude of 560 metres above sea level, 38 kilometres from Ronda and 105 from Malaga.
The town is “out of the way” and is accessed by narrow roads through scenic wooded countryside. With fewer than a thousand inhabitants, Jubrique is a quiet place.
Churches in Jubrique
The most important building in the town is undoubtedly the parish church of San Francisco de Assisi, whose construction began in the 16th or 17th century. It has undergone several renovations, the last of them in 1970. The building is rectangular, and over time, the tower was added in the 18th century, and the head and the transept were completed in the 19th century. The church houses several interesting images in polychrome wood made in the 18th century, including that of St. Francis of Assisi, a Nazarene and the Virgen de la Candelaria.
The municipality has two other churches, the Hermitage of Santa Cruz del Choricillo and the Hermitage of Castañuelo.
Wines and spirits
The area has a long tradition in the production of wines and spirits. Jubrique was one of the most important wine producers in the XVIII century, with up to sixty liquor factories. A pot still symbol is often used as a kind of logo and decoration on walls and doors. An old still is located behind the church.
In the town, there is a Museum of Popular Arts and Liquor, where you can learn about the town’s history, grape production and the manufacture of local traditional drinks.
Jubrique is located in the Genal Valley, an area of outstanding beauty with hills and a wooded landscape. The location is ideal for hiking, and there is an extensive network of hiking trails through the countryside (such as the Sendero Los Saucillos walk) and to nearby towns, like Genalgaucil.
Black & White film photo gallery
On my photo walk around Jubrique, I used a Pentax Spotmatic SP camera with Kentmere 100 film. Developer: Ilford, Ilfotec LC-29, 1+19, for 6 minutes @20C.
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