The monument to water is one of the many monuments you will find around town.  This one in particular is very interesting to look at.  These are really three separate statues; three bronze torsos (one male and two females) leaping over fountains of water.  Because the artist created without heads or complete bodies, some think they are a work in progress, but we assure you they are complete.

Monument to Water, Main Bus Station

Monument to Water

This is a tribute to the area’s most precious asset, water.  They have been nicknamed the “headless break dancers”.  This monument was built to recognize the importance of the town acquiring its own water supply.  Water is one of the most important commodities in Almuñécar and the Costa Tropical due to its reliance on agriculture.  

The sculptures created by the contemporary artist Miguel Moreno Romera.  You will see more of his works along the Paseo del Altillo with the monument to Phoenicians, as well as the monument to Shipwrecked Sailors in La Herradura.

This is located in front of the local police station and above the city central bus station.  Oh also inside the same building you will find the office to pay any parking fines, before you leave town.  This is always good to know, especially in high season.

The monument to Water is just one block away from the Friday Market.  This is a great place to spend your Friday mornings, shopping with the locals.  There is also a second-hand goods day in the same spot every Sunday from 9am-2pm.  All other times, this location is a parking lot, excluding mid-August when it is the Feria.  At the far west end of the parking lot you will also see the Blas Infante Arches.

You are bound to pass this during your time in Almuñécar, so stop and really take a close look.

If you are looking for things to do In Almuñécar, this should get you started. From enjoying nature to exploring the past, you will enjoy the surrounds of this great place.


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Heidi is passionate about travel (50+ countries) and loves experiencing the world with hubby Alan and their 2 kids. In Aug 2012, they left the “perfect American life”, quit their jobs, sold their belongings and moved to Almuñécar. She likes to share all of her favorites things about the area, as well as practical information too. You may also view their family travel blog, Wagoners Abroad, at