Finca for sale in Monda
- Built40 m2
- Plot7000 m2
Plot of Land with two buildings in a great location. A 5 minute walk from the Marbella Design Academy.
The larger of the two buildings has been converted in a studio apartment with covered terrace.
The other building could be easily used as guest accommodation.
Monda is a pretty, whitewashed village at the edge of natural park Sierra de las Nieves, just 15 minutes from the coast of Marbella. Life is peaceful here and at a slow pace. Locals great each other passing by and always have time for a chat or a coffee. Although Monda is an authentic Spanish village, the locals mix very well with the other nationalities present in the village (Dutch, English, Swedish, German).
For a small town, you will be surprised about what this lovely place has to offer. Monda attracts a big group of students each year, as the Marbella Design Academy is situated on the outskirts of the village. There are quite a few bars, restaurants and even two clubs for the younger generation, which are always busy! The fish restaurant with secret garden is a lovely place to enjoy whatever is available that day.. Bar Luna is the place to be and offers the best breakfast and tapas in town, next to live entertainment in Summer.
The village has everything you need, and more: a small supermarket, local bakery, pharmacy, vet clinic, weekly fruit market and did we mention the churros truck on Sunday mornings? The community pool is just a 5 minute walk from the centre of town and if you continue walking, you can explore the beautiful national park Sierra de las Nieves. This is the ideal place for hiking, biking, motor crossing and horseback riding.
At the top of the mountain, overlooking the village, is its most famous feature: ´Castillo de Monda´, the Monda castle. The hotel, run by Dutch hosts, also has a fabulous restaurant with stunning views over the village and all the way to Málaga.??Monda is 30 minutes ( 37 km.) from the city of Málaga and the airport. The coast of Marbella is only 15 minutes ( 15 km.) away.
- Area Info: Monda Guide
Historical fact or urban legend? Monda, in the mountain hinterland above Marbella, has long claimed that it was the scene of the Battle of Munda in 45BC, between Julius Caesar's army and Pompeian forces.
The trouble is that so do several other current towns in the former “Hispania”. Some historians argue that “Munda” is the Roman name for modern-day Ronda ; others that the battle was fought near Montilla (in Córdoba province) or outside Osuna (Sevilla) .
If Monda was the battle site, its iconic castle – an imposing hilltop fortress that affords commanding views over the valley and village – would have been a key target (and prize) for the opposing forces in this final battle of Caesar’s war against the leaders of the Optimates.
Today, its modus operandi is less conflictive: transformed into a boutique hotel and gourmet restaurant that attracts guests and fine-diners from throughout the Costa del Sol – and further afield.
Located just beyond two other white-washed mountain villages also well-connected with Marbella by highway, Monda can sometimes be overlooked and passed by on the way to somewhere else. For those who stay, however, either as visitors or eventual residents, the town’s appeal extends far beyond the castle.
The terracotta tiling, wrought-iron windows, winding alleys and cosy apartments capture the essence of Andalucian village life, while the surrounding vineyards and olive groves give Monda a timeless atmosphere. Undulating and captivating – albeit in some parts unforgiving – Monda’s terrain can be enjoyed on horseback or on foot.
It is, in short, an alluring town with just the right balance of vibrancy, accessibility and seclusion to make it one to add to your wish-list if you are thinking of moving to the Costa del Sol or seeking a tranquil holiday home.