Monda . Facts and Figures
Monda is 30 minutes ( 37 km.) from the city of Málaga and the airport. The coast of Marbella is only 15 minutes ( 15 km.) away.
Monda is located in the nature reserve ‘Sierra de las Nieves’ in Malaga province . A typical " white Andaluz pueblo " with a history dating back to Moorish times. The cultural university town of Málaga is only half an hour away, while Marbella with its beautiful old town and beaches can be reached in 15 minutes.
Monda has a small central village square, Plaza de la Ermita, with the Monument to the Miner and some interesting bars. Just outside the square, on Calle de la Jaula (the A-7010 road to Guaro) is the preserved municipal lavadero and the popular Bar Luna and Bodega de la Plazolete
The village has everything you need, and more: a small supermarket, local bakery, pharmacy, vet clinic, weekly fruit market and did we mention the churros truck on Sunday mornings? The community pool is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of town and if you continue walking, you can explore the beautiful national park Sierra de las Nieves. This is the ideal place for hiking, biking, motor crossing and horseback riding.
Casa Museo Marigloria
This rural museum is in a typical village house, decorated in the style of the early 20th century (c/ Amargura 2, near Plaza de Andalucia).
On display are tools, household objects and stoves that were used by the labourer. The owner of the house turned it into a museum and happily for us, remains open to this day; there is no admission fee to visit.
Monda’s Beautiful Nature
Nature lovers and avid hikers will enjoy walking in the Sierra de las Nieves nature park that is a picturesque wilderness of flora and fauna and there are many walking routes of interest.
The Sierra de las Nieves, an official Biosphere Reserve and Nature Park, is a natural paradise on the doorstep of the Costa del Sol, a few kilometres from Marbella and close to cities like Málaga and Ronda.
The nature park is a model of coexistence between man and nature and has been given several awards which recognise its extraordinary values. Some of the awards it has been given are the "European Destinations Excellence” by the European Comission, the "Skäl Award for Sustainable Deveploment in Tourism” and the "European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protectd Areas”. The Nature Reserve includes the towns of Alozaina, Casarabonela, El Burgo, Guaro, Istán, Monda, Ojén, Tolox and Yunquera.
It has plenty of lovely places to visit and it has its own emblem; the botanical star with the ibex & the pinsapo.