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Fuengirola is one of the most visited towns in Costa del Sol, offering 8 kilometers of sandy beaches to visitors and a wide range of entertainment activities.
Fuengirola is known for its coastline, but it is much more than a summer resort. Its history counts back many centuries, and Sohail Castle is one of the most remarkable aspects of its history that you can admire.READ MORE... SHOW LESS
Sohail Castle is by far the most recognizable symbol of Fuengirola. Phoenicians built this stone fortress to protect the city from invaders approaching through the sea around 956 d.C. Built on a hill overlooking the sea, this imposing landmark has stood in the same place for over a thousand years, despite being partially demolished and rebuilt multiple times during this period. Visit it and take in stunning views of the city and the sea, learn about its history in the small museum located inside, or attend one of the festivals regularly taking place on its grounds.
Next to the Sohail Castle, the remains of the old Phoenician settlement have been found. This settlement was the town's origin (6th-3rd centuries BC) that the Romans later occupied, and the whole city of Fuengirola became known as Seul. Up until now, you can find the remains of Seul with a visit to the local Museum of Historical Monuments.
Other Roman remains appear in the archaeological site of Finca del Secretario, which was discovered in the 1970s when a railway line was being built to connect Fuengirola and Málaga. This well-preserved Roman village dates from the 1st century, and it may be considered proof of the industrial ceramic activities held by locals in the past.LEARN MORE SHOW LESS
Fuengirola preserves its full of local colour and charm streets corners. Visiting the city center is a must! Wander in the old town and take a break at the famous Plaza de la Constitución, the meeting point for the locals, where you can find exclusive shops, cozy cafes and tapas bars.
Constitution Square dominates the center of town, where the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario stands. Plaza de la Constitución was the first square of the city and there you will find the Iglesia del Rosario, a beautiful and modern church built in the 20th century to honor the patron saint.
Moreover, there is a huge sculpture called the Monumento a las Tres Generaciones created by Fernando Gómez Lobato, which is dedicated to the three generations that usually coexist in every family.
Fuengirola is blessed with several sections of wide and sandy beaches. Starting in the south is Playa de Fuengirola, the resort's main beach that runs up to the marina. Soft sand, smooth waters and beach bars with delicious tapas are what you'll find here. Boliches-Gaviotas is in the quieter part of Fuengirola, has a gentle curve and is marginally broader.
Finally, Torreblanca is quieter still and strikes a nice balance between seclusion and useful facilities like water sports centres and food kiosks.
Paseo Maritimo is one of the longest Spanish promenades, which runs along 7 kilometers of coastline and sandy beaches. It is delightful to close your day walking around the paseo marítimo having a cocktail on any of the terraces you will find there.LEARN MORE SHOW LESS