It has got a railway station at the line from Bobadilla to Algeciras.

The village is rich at orchards and fruit trees, with enough water for its growth given by the river Guadiaro, crossing the town with lots of water on its caudal.

The arabs called this place Inz-Almaraz and later the name changed to Ximera.

Due to the fact of having a smooth clima and of being a very quiet place, it's since long time an ideal place for holidays and excursions.

Next to the church is located one tower which was formerly the minaret of a mosque.

It celebrates its Fair in August on the second sunday in honour to its Patron Saint The Virgin of the Health and celebrates also a pilgrimage at the beginning of June.


Basic information

  • Population : 414
  • Expanse: 27,2 km2
  • Distance from Ronda: 26 Km
  • Altitude: 539m