Discover Torremolinos and its districts
Major seaside resort of the Costa del Sol, located 12 km south of Malaga, Torremolinos is known for the beaches El Bajondillo and La Carihuela, restaurants, bars and places of night life concentrated in the street San Miguel.
Barrio La Carihuela
The history of La Carihuela is similar to that of other modest fishing and working-class neighbourhoods to the east of the city, which have experienced great tourism growth. La Carihuela has become a reference for lovers of seaside walks, beach and lively nightlife.
The famous promenade on the seafront is practically all around the city. The part facing the old town is called Paseo del Bajondillo. The Punta de Torremolinos, to the south of the promenade, has a rocky promontory on which the town’s castle once stood. The point separates the beaches of Bajondillo and La Carihuela.
The promenade is dotted with chiriguitos, beach restaurants that serve pescaíto frito, a local dish made with fried fish and seafood.
Barrio El Calvario
El Calvario is one of the oldest districts of Torremolinos. This old fishing village located to the west of the town is composed of narrow streets surmounted by houses with wide balconies where it is good to stroll in the shade of orange trees and magnolias.
Having kept a traditional atmosphere, it takes place every Thursday a very popular market. There are many grocery stores, guest houses and typical bars.
Isabel Manoja Avenue is the main artery, very close, in the Fernando de Prados street, a fountain very known and appreciated by the inhabitants offers the fresh water of a spring.
Calle San Miguel
Calle San Miguel is certainly the most famous street in the historical centre of Torremolinos. A lively shopping street par excellence, there are jewellery shops, fashion shops and delicatessens.
At one end of the square is the church of San Miguel, built in the early 18th century in Andalusian neoclassical style. Among the neighbourhood plots where it does not rest on one of the terraces offered in the shade of palm trees, we can quote the Plaza de Andalucía and the Plaza de la Nogalera.
Visits and monuments of Torremolinos
Casa de los Navajas
Overlooking the beach of Bajondillo, it is the impressive residence belonging to the family of a rich landowner: Antonio Navajas.
Built in 1925 in a Mozarabic style, in force in Andalusia in the tenth century, the Casa Navajas is open to the public. We discover the furniture, architectural details and enjoy the terrace offering a splendid view over the Mediterranean.
Torre del Pimentel
Called Torre de los Molinos until the 16th century, which gave its name to the city, the emblematic Torre del Pimentel rises at the end of San Miguel street. Built in earth bricks during the Nazari dynasty in the 14th century, it was ten metres high and served as a watchtower.
At the foot of the tower, a spiral staircase leads to the beach of Bajondillo. In the surrounding alleys, many small shops offer craft products.
Molino Botanical Garden of Inca
Camino de los Pinares.
Interactive museum and botanical garden, we discover one of the oldest mills of Torremolinos whose interior is arranged there as formerly. In 1923, 19 of these mills were active in the Manantiales area. He was also the first to receive filtered water from the mountain which then passed from one mill to another.
In the park, 150 palm trees, of about 50 different varieties, and 360 trees shelter parrots, turtles, partridges or owls.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11.30 am to 2 pm then from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Brief history of Torremolinos
Torremolinos boasts an ancient history through the many remains have been discovered in its nearby surroundings.
The first writings about the city date back to 1489, when the Catholic Monarchs decided to repopulate this place known as Torres de Pimentel. While at the very beginning of the 16th century, the city passed into the bosom of Malaga, castles and watchtowers were built to defend the city. The castle of Santa Clara, one of the most important will be built in XVIIIe century.
It is this castle that Georges Langworthy, known as”El Ingles”, and his wife Anne Margaret had the idea to buy in 1898 in order to transform it into residence for rich foreigners. The tone being set, it followed the opening of several establishments, including the Hotel Pez Espada in 1959, definitively registering Torremolinos as a privileged destination of the Costa del Sol.
La Carihuela, Los Álamos, El Bajondillo, Playamar are some of the beaches that surround the seaside resort and offer many water activities.