La Casa de los Navajas - the crown jewel of Torremolinos
Torremolinos has a lot of charm – its beaches, its people, its festivals and its emblematic buildings. In architectural terms the crown jewel is undoubtedly the House of the Navajas.This building is named after its creator, Don Antonio Navaja, who amassed a small fortune working in the sugar cane business in Malaga. With the money he decided to have a palace built, which in 1991 was declared of Artistic Interest by the Department of Culture of the Junta de Andaluc&...
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Torremolinos, an LGBT city
Although we know Torremolinos for its beaches, it has been many years since the city began its journey as a gay tourist destination with the opening of establishments in the city that the Francoist regime censored. Nowadays, gay tourism has revived in Torremolinos.The popular actress Antonia San Juan said in the opening speech of the last Pride: "Torremolinos is a very important part of the history of the LGBT collective in Spain." Although this event was deliberately banned for 20 years by the ...
Why is Torremolinos a tourist destination?
Torremolinos is one of the most popular cities on the Costa del Sol, especially as a holiday resort. But, how did the love for this Andalusian city begin? It all started with the English Langworthy family.1898: Mr. LangworthyTorremolinos's fame began in 1898 when an Englishman, Mr. Langworthy, decided to buy the Santa Clara barracks (used at the time to keep watch for the possible arrival of pirates) and had it converted into a luxurious house, which was known as “El Castillo del Ingl&eacu...
The Pescaíto Day
One of the most popular festivities in Torremolinos is the Pescaíto (small fish) day, in June. It began 25 years ago as an initiative among some neighbourhood shop owners, and today is one of the emblematic events in Torremolinos.The Trade and Industry Association of La Carihuela-Montemar and the Town Council make this emblematic fishing quarter the epicentre of this gastronomic festival, in which more than 10,000 kg of various species of fish and seafood are given away. The festival goes...
Top places in Torremolinos
One of the most outstanding towns on the Costa del Sol throughout the year is Torremolinos. This city, very close to Malaga and bathed by the Mediterranean, has everything: beaches, gastronomy, good weather and a great leisure offer. Torremolinos offers so much that, that in order that you do not miss anything, we have prepared a list of the six things that you must do when you are there. Take note!Its beaches. Torremolinos has 7 kilometres of coast on which we find four beaches: El Bajondillo, ...
The best beaches in Torremolinos
The majority of tourists who travel to Torremolinos do so for its beaches: the town has almost 7 kilometres of coastline, which is comprised of four main beaches. All of them are accessible from the promenade, and generally they are all of dark sand and little surf. Thus, having a normally calm sea and high occupation during the main summer months, these are very safe and family-friendly beaches.The four beaches in Torremolinos are El Bajondillo, La Carihuela, Playamar and Los Álamos, the...