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Fuengirola

Diputación de Málaga
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    A castle built by Abderramán 3rd in the mid 10th century and virtually destroyed during the Christian conquest of 1487, before subsequently being rebuilt in the 18th century to combat...

  • Playa de Torreblanca - Los Olimpos, stretch between the end of Benalmádena and the start of Fuengirola, has a wide and extensive bathing area and one with a curious horseshoe shape extending into...

    Playa de San Francisco, next to Fuengirola’s own port is surrounded by a developed area and is part of the Accessibility Plan. It is generally a very busy beach due to the liveliness of the area,...

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    The name of Fuengirola appears to be of Castilian origin, as it bears no relation to either the Roman Suel or Arabic Sohail, appearing instead to allude to the presence of a number of springs which...

Fuengirola has become one of the favourite destinations of tourists who come to the province of Malaga; thanks to important infrastructure development. This town, which belongs to the Costa del Sol, is located in the centre of this wonderful coastline and is easy to access from anywhere which facilitates the arrival of many tourists throughout the year. It is no coincidence, of course, that 5,550 British have chosen Fuengirola as their place of residence.

If you are looking for a vacation on the beach without the bustle of big cities, but with all services, we recommend that you check everything that can offer Fuengirola.

 

IN FUENGIROLA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Sohail Castle is one of the main attractions of Fuengirola. It is located on a hill facing the sea dominating the coast and the Sierra de Mijas. Abderrahman III ordered the construction of the castle in the year 956; thousand years later, the building has been renovated numerous times to suit its current reality as the scenario for numerous concerts and cultural events.

The archaeological site of Finca del Secretario is also worth visiting. The discovery of this Roman enclave occurred in the 70's. In it, there remains among the centuries I and V D.C., amongst others, including a pottery, a spa resort and salting factory were found. The site has an interpretive centre which include the spa rooms which have been recreated.

The Plaza de Toros (Bullring) of Fuengirola, opened in 1962, houses every season all kinds of bullfighting and equestrian festivities, such as classic dressage and national competition of hitches and carriages.

The promenade of Fuengirola is one of the largest in the Spanish coasts. It is eight kilometres long and, while on one side, there is municipality's beaches, whereas on the other side, bars, restaurants, terraces and local hotels and shops are located.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Fuengirola
Town Hall
Plaza de España, 1, 29640 
952589300
952465945
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 10 km2
Altitude 6 m
Latitude 36º 32'
Length -4º 37'
Distance to Málaga City 33,2 km
Demographics
Population 74929
Men 36642
Women 38287
Nationality Fuengiroleños