The small town of Alora is situated 40 kms north of Málaga on the road to Antequera and just 12 km south of the beautiful turquoise lakes and pine forests of El Chorro.
From a distance, Alora is a typical "pueblo blanco" (whitewashed village) nestled between three rocky spurs topped by the ruins of a magnificent castle. Alora's castle was first built by the Phoenicians and subsequently expanded under Roman rule. In the 5th century, the castle was almost completely destroyed by the but was rebuilt under the Moors; remnants of this era still remain to this day. The decorative steel door and the traditional Arab mirador being fine examples.