Periana is our local village, a traditional pueblo blanco, with around 3,500 inhabitants, just under 4 km east from Casa Rosa. It is a quiet place to walk around, you will meet friendly people and can relax with a drink or food in one of the bars.

We recommend Verdugo which is very friendly and inexpensive.
Periana is famous for its olive oil and you can visit the cooperative where it is made. The cooperative’s olive oil makes a great gift to take back home, and they now sell a delicious selection of local produce.

Follow the signs below the church: Aceite de Periana.The local farmers don’t just grow olives, they also grow peaches, lemons, pomegranates, avocado, oranges and algarrobo or carob. The carob trees grow amongst the olives and produce a long brown pod which was previously used as a chocolate substitute and now more usually for animal feed.

Cultural Attractions, further afield

The top three cultural places to visit from Casa Rosa have to be- The Alhambra Palace in Granada (pictured) (1.5 hours away)- the Caves at Nerja (45 minutes away) and the Picasso museum in Malaga.

It is advisable to book tickets to these. This can be organised directly or through our concierge (The Alhambra in particular gets very booked up so organise your trip early to avoid disappointment).

Other worthwhile destinations are the historical towns of Ronda and Antequera, as well as Acinipo – a Roman amphitheatre 12 miles northwest of Ronda.

  • Granada is 1 hour away
  • Cordoba is 2 hours
  • Seville is 2 hours, 23 mins