Competa is a village of the Axarquía, located more than 600 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Tejeda and Almijara Mountains
From the coast, as you ascend the A 7206 road, you can not even guess the web of houses and streets that give shape to this white village, built on the edge of the mountain.
Many parts of Competa are entertaining to walk and always surprising. Their houses show Moorish, Roman and Christian traces. Among the streets is San Antonio, located behind the main square of the town and that divides the town into two neighborhoods.
Its main monument is the Church of Our “Lady of the Ascencion”, although it also highlights the Hermitage of San Antón and the Gaudí panoramic viewpoint.
Museum of Arts and Customs of Cómpeta
Among the various attractions of the town, the Museum of Arts and Customs of Cómpeta It is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining to watch, especially if you go with older people, you are already a certain age or have lived in the countryside. This museum explains very well how life was in the past, so to explore them is a true delight.
In its facilities are remade rooms, shops or workshops of ancient crafts with great detail. In its rooms you can see old utensils used in farming, pisa, paseros … and in other economic areas such as grocery stores, the butchers, the furnace, the carpentry, the smithy … Also, you can see the typical costumes and all those cultural, artistic or costumbristas that form the cast of the cultural heritage of the area.
In addition, on the first floor are exhibited works of local artists, many of them foreigners settled for years.
The building that houses this museum, which also serves as a cultural center, was once the old Civil Guard Barracks. From the 19th century, this magnificent building enjoys a sober but very peculiar style.
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