white villages of the Axarquia region, you will find many Moorish and Mudéjar remains. The tower of the church on the square of Cómpeta, for example, dates from the Mudejar period.
Mudéjar is a building style from just after the reconquista that was strongly inspired by earlier Moorish building styles. Some Mudejar buildings can hardly be distinguished from Moorish, but developed their own style characteristics, such as the use of brick in towers and palaces, or extravagantly decorated wooden ceilings. The Mudéjar style dates from the transition period from Arab to Catholic rule (reconquista).