Ojén, located in the mountains above Marbella, remains traditional and unspoiled in spite of its relative proximity to evolving cities.
The village is known for its beauty and tranquility. It’s situated beside the Almadán stream above the Rio Real valley, at an altitude of 200 meters. The old part of the town, which is spread along the mountainside provides greater interest to the visitors of the old village. Here, cobbled, narrow streets serve as a warming welcome, along with traditional drinking fountains around the village. Although, Ojén used to be famous for something slightly stronger than water. The production of the anise liqueur, known as aguardiente, a common morning delight for many Spaniards together with their morning coffee. Which once played a prominent role in the town’s economy, making it worth a visit to the village’s Wine Museum.