It was in Archidona which in 756 took place the coronation of Abd al-Rahman I, sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, as the first independent Emir of Damascus.
Since the fall of 1410 Antequera, Archidona still take half a century passed into Christian hands, a fact which finally occurred in 1462.
The environment that surrounds it extends olive groves, oak groves and cereal fields. However, to find ways internally by their natural places of scenic beauty as the path that goes by the Arroyo Marín, La Hoz del Arroyo, whose waters break the silence peak falling from 800 meters from spectacular earrings.
The so-called Lagunas de Archidona also have an important ecological interest and can be accessed after traveling a dirt road that starts in access to Malaga by Pedrizas.