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Estepona

With its privileged setting, Estepona captivates visitors in each one or its parts. The revamped old town, one of the most beautiful in Andalusia, offers tourists the change to enjoy a true urban graden at "El Jardín de la Costa del Sol". Its maze of white streets, decked with colourful pots brimming with flowers, is the very essence of a coastal Andalusian town. Estepona conserves its customs and traditions and has blended them in seamless harmony with its modern and tourist-focused side.

Estepona is committed to culture and exhibits art in its streets. Open-air sculptures by renowned artists, artistic murals that decorate building facades and bring life to the streets … a rich and diverse heritage will surprise visitors, who can wander through the different neighbourhoods and areas with buildings that host pictorical works of great quality and originality, and discover a new way of enjoying art.

 

IN ESTEPONA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Estepona has many monuments and museums that allow visitors to discover the history of the town in a few hours of walk. Starting from the church of the Virgen de los Remedios, built in the XVIII century and that was part of a convent until 1835; the Clock Tower, founded in the XV century and which is preserved in perfect condition, and the Castle of San Luis, built in the XVI century on order of the Catholic Monarchs and that only the remains of the fortress, complete the top stops of this tour.

After visiting the historic city centre, the road to the beach leads to the Lighthouse of Punta Doncella. This building has numerous lookouts to observe the Mediterranean Sea, the Strait of Gibraltar and North Africa. In addition to its heritage value, this lighthouse is maintained operational and each day, it emits light signals that help boats holing the Strait of Gibraltar.

Lovers of natural history in Estepona can enjoy the Paleontology Museum and its collection of shellfish and invertebrates of the Pliocene, accompanied by fossils and dinosaur replicas.

On the other hand, the Bullfighting Museum, dedicated to Antonio Ordonez, collects various objects and goods related to bullfighting. From this building also, the inside of the Bullring of Estepona can be accessed, with its distinctive elliptical and asymmetrical shape.

The network of museum spaces is completed with the Ethnographic Museum, where the way of life of its inhabitants in recent centuries is shown; and Orchidarium Estepona, a building of 1,000 square meters containing more than 5,000 plants, among which more than 1,300 species of orchids from around the world are highlighted. Hence, Estepona has been described as "Garden of the Costa del Sol."

Likewise, Estepona is considered an open-air museum, as attested by its various routes (murals, sculptures or poetry).

Geographic Data
Surface 137 km2
Altitude 21 m
Latitude 36º 25'
Length -5º 08'
Distance to Málaga City 90,5 km
Demographics
City 76975
Men 37624
Women 39351
Nationality Esteponeros
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    The Provincial Art Museum (MAD) of Estepona, located in the emblematic Casa de Las Tejerinas, in the Plaza de las Flores, exhibits contemporary works of art, specifically paintings of the 21st...

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    This cultural venue reflects the area’s customs through a curious exhibition of farming and fishing utensils, as well as housing a priceless collection of 2,000 instruments depicting the way of...

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    Playabella-Guadalmansa beach is 10 kilometres from Estepona, to which it belongs. To the west, it is adjacent to Arroyo de las Cañas - Velerín beach. Playabella-Guadalmansa beach is perfect for...

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    1,236 ha. Sierra Bermeja have been declared Natural Park. It is the largest massif of peridotitic rocks in the world. The rarity of the geological substrate also results exclusive plant population....

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    Bahía Dorada Beach is in Estepona, in the Bahía Dorada area, near to La Galera beach, and barely 8 kilometres from the town. The beach is in an outstanding location, and the colours of the sea are...

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    Between June 23 and 24, the burning of the mustaches of San Juan (the juas), dolls that make different local associations and that make fun of well-known local and national characters, are destined...

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    On August 15 the procession in honor of Santa María de los Remedios takes place, through the streets of Estepona. The Brotherhood of Santa María de los Remedios, in the previous days, organizes a...

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    With the arrival of July, from the first Tuesday of this month until Sunday, Estepona lives its Fair and Major Holidays. For six days and six nights everything is a party, because the Fair floods...

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    Valle Romano Golf, in Estepona, is an outstanding 18-hole course, fitted out to play host to the most demanding and prestigious tournaments. Its design guarantees the enjoyment of amateur golfers,...

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    This 18-hole course, par 72 and 5.842 metres of lenght was opened in 1989 and designed by Jose Luis Lopez. It maximizes the beautiful countryside which is locked at the foot of the Sierra Bermeja...

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    El Campanario Resort's exclusive 9-hole, par 3, 533 metres lenght golf course was designed by Manuel Piñero (one of Spain's most pre-eminent golfers, with 21 national and international victories...

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Gran Senda de Málaga - Stage 30 Estepona to Marbella (Camino Shell)