Av. Santa Mª del Reposo, 4 29320 Campillos, Málaga Telephone: 952-722-168 www.campillos.es
About the Area
This peaceful little town of less than 9,000 inhabitants, equidistant between the Costa del Sol, Granada and Sevilla, has been an important cattle farming, leather production and mining centre since Roman times. Archaeological digs in the vicinity have uncovered Roman architecture and coins, as well as brass busts of Octavius, Claudius, Constantine and Trajan. Nowadays, however, it is mainly known as one of the key stops on the Algeciras-Granada rail line.
The local speciality is Porra Campillera, a dryish soup or stew with tuna, eggs and ham, similar to another, better known, regional speciality, salmoreja, which uses oranges, fried fish, cod and tuna. Peasant specialities using garbanzos are also popular.