The small village of Alfarnatejo is located in the northeast of the province of Málaga. In the region, it is also known as the Pyrenees of the South, for obvious reasons. It seems to have started off with just one Moorish farm that, judging by the remains discovered here, could not have been much more than a watchtower. It was called Castillo de Sabar by some, because it offered safety and allowed easy control over the area.
Of interest to the visitor are the parish church of Santo Cristo de Cabrilla, the landscape formed by the river Sabar and the gorges of Doña Ana and Gomer, the nearby cave paintings from the Palaeolithic period, and the remains of the Moorish castle in the gorge of Gomer.