Sedella is a pretty rural town situated inland from Malaga city and from the coastal resort of Torre de Mar. Set in the Axarquia region, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Sedella sits on the Mudejar Architecture Route, and is an excellent destination for those looking for a rural retreat, not too far of the beaten track.
Sedella is typically Moorish in style, with its winding narrow streets and alleys, lined with whitewashed terrace houses.
There is a good selection of small shops, bars and restaurants; perfectly sufficient for visitors needs.
Sedella’s roots go back many centuries, certainly to the Roman occupation In the seventh century the Moors took over the region, and the town became an important strategic location.
There are many cultural attractions and monuments around Sedella including the ruins of an old fort, the 16th century church of San Andres Apostpol and the Casa Torreon, an old mansion, which is now a private residence, but a has a particularly good example of a Mudejar-Moorish tower in the ground.
Sedella sits at the foothills of the Sierra Tejada and Sierra Almijara mountain ranges, and is popular with walkers and hikers.
Goat is a typical meat used in many local dishes from this region; delicacies such as goat with garlic and baby goat in wine can be found on many menus, and a particularly dish stew of cabbage and fennel is worth trying. The region also some excellent wines that can be enjoyed with a traditional local meal.
The climate in Sedella is that of a typical Andalusian inland town. During the summer months the town gets very hot, into the late 30, early 40-degree temperatures. The spring and autumn is generally mild, and the winters do get slightly colder, than the protected Costa del Sol and Malaga region.