The ruins of this convent are worth visiting. They were once called "Nuestra Señora de la Consolación de las Algaidas", founded by Don Pedro Téllez Girón in 1566. The monastery is in ruins, but there is a sign that mentions its imminent restoration. It is open to guests, although it isn't advisable to go inside as it is in very poor condition and can be dangerous, but even from the outside, you can see remnants of everyday life in the convent, such the bread oven that is outside and the various rooms including the cloister.
Right next to the Church of Rupestre and the ruins of the Convento de Recoletos St. Francis of Assisi, you can see the bridge that connects the two nearby towns. This bridge was built in medieval times, its foundations being thick blocks of rock, joined by mortar. The bridge has a a central arch and two smaller ones on both sides.
This Church isn't located in a square, it is between the houses of the town and the main street. Its construction dates from the years 1904-1907. The facade is quite simple, with a belfry. Above the threshold, there is a niche with a statue of the Virgin and two stained glass windows.
Leaving the village of Villanueva de Algaida, you will come across this amazing cave church of the ninth century. The Church has two cavities which are not joined and are of unequal size. The church itself is the largest in the area, with an area of 52.74 square meters. The shape is rectangular and the orientation is toward the east.
Villanueva de Algaidas is a relatively young village, founded in 1566 by Pedro Téllez Girón, first Duke of Osuna. Although it must be borne in mind that there are traces of settlement in the area much earlier. There are remains of Roman pottery found at the site of the Villeta, possibly signifying the presence of a Roman settlement. The village is very quiet. The area is full of of orchards and olive groves, people generally work on their land. There are several stately homes, which give the town a decadent note. The town is also known for being the birthplace of the sculptor Berrocal, to whom the town has dedicated a museum showing some of his works
A few minutes from the entrance to Villanueva de Algaidas there is a lovely viewpoint, from which you can see views of the surrounding area, including the two mountain ranges, the Sierra de Arcas, to the south west, and the Sierra de Pedroso, to the southeast. It is also interesting to look at the terrain where olive trees comprise almost 90% of cultivated land. This is why the town is the best known place for olive production in the province of Malaga. Likewise, you can also see land growing wheat, barley, chickpeas, beans and sunflowers.
This stretch of the trail runs by a lovely stream to Burriana and is also called the stream drinker. The most important tributary of the river Genil, which has an extensive watershed that runs through both terms. You can take the path that starts at a Medieval bridge next to the historic site of The Rock Church and Convent of San Francisco de Recoletos de Asis, it is dotted with rock rose, almond trees and flowers. You can also see calsticas boulders along the entire route, some with signs of wear made by the water, which shows that once the stream ran through this hiking trail and had a significant flow. An easy route - no specialist equipment is required.
This route starts from the north of the province of Malaga, which is where the Villanueva algae is located and 11 kilometers from the town of Archidona, 30 Kms from Antequera and 70 kms from Malaga. Throughout the tour you can see a landscape composed mostly of hills and small villages, surrounded by green fields and groves of olive and grain fields. To reach this town you have to take the A-92 and take the N-331 towards Antequera - Alameda, arrive at the here through a local road (MA-206), which is quite bendy, up to the main street through the village and from there its easy to find.
Berrocal Museum begun its life during the tribute exhibition held in May 1988, for which the artist donated a copy of the iconic "Omaggio ad Arcinboldo" (1976-1979). There are now regular donations to the museum. It is hoped that in the near future the museum will house a copy (second versions, models or sketches) of each and every one of the artist's work.