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Manilva recortada

Manilva is a municipality of Malaga, located in the Costa del Sol occidental, which combines the charm of being by the sea while surrounded by beautiful vineyards. Bordering Casares and the province of Cádiz, and boasts great beaches stationed along eight kilometres of coastline that invite you to rest and breathe peace.

For lovers of culture, history, traditions and good food, Manilva is the perfect destination to enjoy a well-deserved holiday.




One of the most important monuments of Manilva is El Castillo de la Duquesa, also known as the "Fortín de Sabinillas". This was built in 1767, in the ancient Roman town, to defend the coast from continuing pirate invasions. This fortress, next to the Neolithic village of Castillejos de Alcorrín, is listed as a Site of Cultural Interest.

Inside the Fortín de Sabinillas is the Museo Arqueológico de Manilva, which enjoys a unique collection of ceramics, ornaments, different utensils and coins dated from between the first and fifth centuries.

In the surroundings of the town we can see the Ingenio Chico, with its aqueduct, and Villa Matilde. With a Moorish air, the first forms part of one of the sugar mills (installations where sugar cane was processed) built by the Duque de Arcos in these lands. Villa Matilde is a residence that once belonged to the brother of Blas Infante, Diego Infante, whose rooms currently host various cultural exhibitions. With a little luck, maybe you can enjoy some of them during your stay.

As for the religious monuments of the town special mention must be made to the Iglesia de Santa Ana. The story goes that along with the Bishop and the Duque de Arcos, those who built this building in the middle of the eighteenth century on top of a previous sixteenth century building were neighbours.

Geographic Data
Surface 35 km2
Altitude 128 m
Latitude 36º 22'
Length -5º 15'
Distance to Málaga City 104 km
City 17857
Men 8979
Women 8878
Nationality Manilveños
Town Hall
Escudo de ManilvaC/ Mar, 34, 29691 
Links of interest
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    The Ingenio Chico is one of two sugar mills built by the Duke of Arcos in this area. The aqueduct link it with the rest of the adobe wall construction, reminiscent of mediaeval architecture and...

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    Playa de la Duquesa - El Castillo, found in Manilva, stretches from La Duquesa Marina to arroyo Indiano. Comprising silico-slate sand, this coastal area has an area of about 1,600 metres in length...


    Playa de Chullera, also known as Punta Chullera or punta de Cala Sardina (named for its proximity to this beach in Cádiz), is located in the Malaga municipality of Manilva, and defines the boundary...


    Playa de las Arenas - El Gobernador, located in the Malaga municipality of Manilva. It is part of the playa del Negro, but here the cliffs stop before offering a larger average width. It stretches...

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    The historic beginnings of this region date the city back to the Neolithic period in the Sierra de Utrera near Manilva. Of the more than twenty archaeological sites in the area, the most outstanding...

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    Funny 18 holes course, par 72 and 6.054 meters of lenght, with large greens designed by Robert Trent Jones. It has wonderful views and includes its stunning 17th hole, par 3, 108 meters. 18 holes...


    Fabulous marina on the Straights of Gibraltar, close to Estepona (Malaga) and Sotogrande (Cadiz). Good access and the quality of its services make this one of the most important marinas in the...



Manilva: Quality beaches and health tourism