Heading 20 km. directly north from Málaga is the pueblo of Casabermeja (Málaga).
As the more famous Feria de Málaga approaches in mid-August, this town holds
its own "run-up" fiesta and as a result, many visitors from the larger feria
come to partake of its festivities. And if one were to come in late July,
you would be privy to one of the oldest Flamenco singing competitions in Andalucia
Casabermeja is considered "la puerta de Málaga" (the gate to Málaga) and forms
part of the natural park Montes. Its geographical location amid mountain ranges
and an ancient history dating back to prehistoric times make this a charming
and interesting pueblo to visit.
Fascinatingly enough, its most important site to see is its cemetery which was
declared a historically artistic monument in 1980. This honor was bestowed
because of the cemetary's unique architecture which must be seen to be appreciated.