Competa

Competa

Competa

Competa is a beautiful, traditional white village. We found out how lovely it is few days ago, while driving around and enjoying a warm and colorful Saturday morning. We heard about this lovely village many times before and countless times we enjoyed its most famous and well known product: the Competa wine.  Made of sweet Moscatel grapes grown on the sunny slopes of the village, the wine is the trade mark of the region. And what’s there not to like about this wine? Very similar to sherry, the wine comes in few shades of amber, the darker the sweeter. It is relatively inexpensive and easily found all over the stores in the region. But not only the wine is the reason why Competa is so popular among tourists and expats. Surrounded by astonishing views of the Tejeda Mountains, countryside and Mediterranean, the village is a prosperous place and this can be easily seen everywhere you look around. The narrow and cobbled streets are clean and spectacular. Colorful flowers adorn the central plaza and trendy stores, catering to the many expats settled in the area are all over the main street. Small boutiques, real estate agencies, organic fruit and vegetable market, fashionable cafes  and restaurants are just few business ready to welcome you anytime.

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We discovered Competa during the weekly farm market and we saw right away the differences in the fruit and vegetable offer. Brussels sprouts, golden honey, colorful handmade pottery and fresh sweet fruit were just few goodies found there.

Eye candy

Competa

Farmers Market

Large variety of Spanish paprika, next to GINGER!!!!!! something I never saw in a village farm market before.

Farmers market

Farmers market

Raisins, cranberries and dried prunes at a very popular prices

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Farmers market

And of course no visit to an Andalusian village is complete without exploring the narrow picturesque streets, admiring the charming homes and small talking to the friendly locals.

Competa

Competa

Competa

Competa

 The Church of La Asuncion (assumption),  situated in the heart of the village was build in  in 1505 in a Baroque-Mudejar style.

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Church of “La Asuncion”

Competa

Competa

This sign caught my eye….just an example how locals adjusted to the tourists taste and seek. I had a good laugh.

local menu

local menu

 Will return for sure to this charming place,  and we are already talking about next year’s Competa’s  Wine Festival, held every year on 15th of August. So stay tuned, I’ll come back with more stories and photos. But ’till then, I’ll have plenty to talk about the winter food and products available here in Southern Andalusia. 

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