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Cartama, Spain

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CARTAMA Feb 06, 2017
WEDNESDAY, January 18, 2006

While Hans' brother was visiting us in Torremolinos, we thought we would take a nice drive up in the mountains. We came across the sleepy little town of CARTAMA. We walked through town until we came to a steep path leading up to the Fortress. There was also supposed to be a church 'Nuestra Senora de los Remedios' up there.

A little history:

This area was occupied by Tartesides and Phoenicians and reached great splendour with the Romans. It seems that the Phoenicians gave the town its first name - Cartha, meaning 'hidden city'. Later the Romans called it Cartima, converting it into a municipality in 195 B.C. and endowing it with powerful defences.

IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO APOSTOL

The Parish Church IGLESIA DE SAN PEDRO APOSTOL, constructed in 1502, is situated in the town square. The 16th century Church consists of three naves with a coffered mudejar style ceiling.

The altar and images are of more recent epochs. Outside the Church, is the quadrangular based tower, crowned with Arab tiles.
Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol
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