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Estepona

Diputación de Málaga
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    The museum’s current collection features remains from the Pliocene period, including fossils between three and five million years old. It is notable both for the large number of species it contains...

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    This 18th church was originally part of a Franciscan tertiary convent which was abandoned by the order upon the proclamation of the Disentailment Law of 1835. Architecturally speaking, it combines...

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    The Punta Doncella Lighthouse (S. XX), together with the Punta Almina Lighthouse in Ceuta, emit the two light signals that help boats to get into the Strait of Gibraltar. The first lighthouse that...

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    This new spot, which has been refurbished on the road between Estepona and Jubrique, has a sculpture of two cyclists, made by artist Andrés Montesanto. It offers a perfect view of the coast.

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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 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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    A weekend in March or April full of cultural, sports and gastronomic events to enjoy the city and its streets. "Estepona lives its streets" has established itself as an outstanding cultural,...

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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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    The layout of the course through this beautiful scenery provides an enjoyable test which is also equally fair, challenging and rewarding for golfers of all abilities. El Paraiso presents generous...

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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,...

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).

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Escudo de Estepona
Town Hall
C/ Del Puerto 1, 29680 
952809000
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Geographic Data
Surface 137 km2
Altitude 21 m
Latitude 36º 25'
Length -5º 08'
Distance to Málaga City 90,5 km
Demographics
City 70228
Men 34392
Women 35836
Nationality Esteponeros