Its privileged location, at 739 metres above sea level makes Comares a natural balcony from which you can enjoy the amazing views of the region. Nicknamed the Balcony of the Axarquía, it has been a settlement and fortress of the Phoenicians, the Romans and the Moors respectively since 300 BC. The Catholic king of Spain reconquered it in 1487. As is true for most of the villages in the region, it was the Arab domination that determined the appearance, the name and the current position of Comares. The village was referred to in Arab texts as Hins-Qumarich, the castle of Comares.
Among its monuments are the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, which was built in the 16th century, and the many of houses and streets themselves. The houses of rubblework and tiles still remind of Moorish times, as do the streets, some stepped, others winding, but all inclined. On the plateau of Mazmullar you'll find remains of the village from the 9th and 10th century, while the tower of La Tahona is the only remainder of the walls belonging to Hins-Qumarich. There are many caves in the area, such as El Tajo de la Fuente Gorda, El Hollin and El Buho.