In 1569, the family of Andres Xorairán decided to stay when the feared armies of the Catholic kings conquered the remaining lands of Al-Andalus as Boabdil. He decided to stay because they had ties to the land and the people. They trusted the kings, as they had promised to respect their customs as long as they were baptized (by faith or by force), but the reality was quite different. 1567 saw the publication of the Royal Pragmatic of Philip II, sponsored by Pedro de Deza, under which the Moors were forbidden to bear arms, speak and write in their language, wear their own clothes and practice their customs. Http :/ / elcolorazuldelcielo.Blogspot.Com/2009/12/38-sedella-esencia-mudejar.Html
The town's name Sedella, comes from the time of the Reconquista, when there was a battle between Christians and Muslims and Queen Elizabeth referred to the battle saying: "Se de ella". It is part of the villages of the Axarquia, and is 59 km or so from Malaga. The landscape is very rough because of the proximity of the mountains to the sea. There are some well known vineyards, although new subtropical cultures and the impact of tourism have caused economic and urban changes, especially on the coastal strip. The oldest monument is that of the Church of San Andrés, which is located in the highest part of the town. This building has a square tower of two bodies with an octagonal roof and was built in the sixteenth century. Inside the temple one can see sculptures of the XVII and XVIII centuries. In winter, you can see the Sierra Nevada.