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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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    Located in the Plaza de las Flores, it is a rectangular building whose date of construction is unknown, and although due to its characteristics it could be found in the 18th century, its origin may...

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    Stroll through the different neighborhoods and areas that house pictorial works of great quality and originality, and discover a new way of enjoying art. Estepona bets on culture and exhibits art on...

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    It has a length of 1000 meters and a width of 10 meters. The floor of this beach is made up of bowls / sand and its access is easily or by foot. The nearest Sports Port to this beach is 5 km away....

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    The Bujeos soils of Casares and Los Molinos stream (Up to km 7) The route starts on Carrera street, the location of the childhood home of Blas Infante, and passes through the Plaza de Espa a...

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    El Saladillo Beach is 13 kilometres from Estepona, heading east. The beach is a long stretch of 3 kilometres, 35 metres wide. Although there is no promenade, the beach gets fairly busy. It is...

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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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    In the month of March or April, the people of Estepona take to their maximum expression a series of religious ceremonies of extraordinary cultural and artistic value that are deeply rooted...

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    On July 16 the sea procession is celebrated, by land and by sea, in honor of Our Lady of Carmen, Patroness of Estepona. The procession, one of the most deeply-rooted traditions in Estepona, departs...

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