It is located on the Costa del Sol, on the western shore of the bay of Malaga and behind the Sierra de Mijas. It is located at an altitude of 49 meters above sea level and 13 km from the center of Malaga, the provincial capital. It is connected by the A-7 motorway, which circles the city by the north, as well as by suburban train.

  • Los Alamos. In the last decades it has been gaining popularity thanks to its numerous beach bars ‘beach clubs’, a combination of cocktails and light meals between sunbeds, Balinese beds and live music, mainly electronic. Due to the festive character of the area every year at Los Álamos Beach, the Los Álamos Beach Festival electronic music festival, attended by DJs such as Martin Garrix, celebrated its third edition in 2017, gathering around of sixty thousand spectators from all over Spain and abroad.
  • The area of ​​Playamar follows the beach of Bajondillo and in turn adjoins Los Alamos. On the seafront, as in the other areas of the municipality, there are several beach bars and snack bars that offer their star offer, espeto.
  • The Bajondillo. It is one of the most typical neighborhoods of Torremolinos, here is the beach of El Bajoncillo, which stands out for its breadth and is located between Playamar Beach and Punta de Torremolinos.
  • The neighborhood of La Carihuela, is located on the shores of one of the most famous beaches and with the best services in Malaga and the Costa del Sol, La Carihuela Beach. It presents a great gastronomic offer due to its fishing and hotel origins. Bordered by the Punta de Torremolinos and Puerto Marina, which already belongs to Benalmádena, through the promenade. Special mention deserves the Fiestas of the Virgen del Carmen that are celebrated around July.


  • The old historic centre of Málaga reaches the harbour to the south. In the north it is surrounded by mountains, the Montes de Málaga lying in the southern base of the Axarquía hills, and two rivers, the Guadalmedina – the historic center is located on its left bank – and the Guadalhorce, which flows west of the city into the Mediterranean, in the Churriana district.
  • The oldest architectural remains in the city are the walls of the Phoenician city, which are visible in the cellar of the Museo Picasso Málaga
  • The Roman theatre of Málaga, which dates from the 1st century BC, was rediscovered in 1951.
  • The Moors left posterity the dominating presence of the Castle of Gibralfaro, which is connected to the Alcazaba, the lower fortress and royal residence. Both were built during the Taifa period (11th century) and extended during the Nasrid period (13th and 14th centuries). The Alcazaba stands on a hill within the city.
  • The entrance of the complex featured a grand tower that led into a sophisticated double bent entrance. After passing through several gates, open yards with beautiful gardens of pine and eucalyptus trees, and the inner wall through the Puerta de Granada, one finds the 11th- and 14th-century Governor’s palace. It was organised around a central rectangular courtyard with a triple-arched gateway and some of the rooms have been preserved to this day. An open 11th-century mirador (belvedere) to the south of this area affords views of the gardens and sea below. Measuring 2.5 square metres (27 square feet), this small structure highlighted scalloped, five-lobed arches. To the north of this area were a waterwheel and a Cyclopean well (penetrating forty metres or 130 feet below ground), a hammam, workshops and the monumental Puerta de la Torre del Homenaje, the northernmost point of the inner walls. Directly beyond was the passage to the Gibralfaro above.
  • The Church of Santiago (Saint James) is an example of Gothic vernacular Mudéjar, the hybrid style that evolved after the Reconquista incorporating elements from both Christian and Islamic tradition. Also from the period is the Iglesia del Sagrario, which was built on the site of the old mosque immediately after the city fell to Christian troops. It boasts a richly ornamented portal in the Isabeline-Gothic style, unique in the city.
  • The Cathedral of the Incarnation
  • The Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace were planned with Renaissance architectural ideals but there was a shortfall of building funds and they were finished in Baroque style.
  • The Basílica y Real Santuario de Santa María de la Victoria, built in the late 17th century, has a chapel in which the vertical volume is filled with elaborate Baroque plasterwork.
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