A Must Experience Wine Tasting And Roman Aqueduct Tour

What better way to experience a bit of local culture than to visit a historic Roman Aqueduct and also enjoy a wine tasting.  Spend the afternoon at a local bodega with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and tapas, with a walk to the historic Roman Aqueduct!

Spend the afternoon at a local bodega with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and tapas. Then finish it off with a walk to the historic Roman Aqueduct! Read more on AlmunecarInfo.com

 

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Buried Secrets Phoenician Ruins The Necropolis of Puente de Noy

Step back in time, thousands of years ago along Costa Tropical.   The waves from the beautiful blue sea were lapping on the shore, people were living here and making ceramics and crafts.  They were protected and surrounded by the lush Granada mountains and hills and life was good.  When people passed away, their burial grounds were placed up on the hills, the Phoenician Necropolis.  People were buried in their tombs with goods and belongings, all right here on the Granada coast!

Dating back thousands of years in Costa Tropical, the recently discovered Phoenician ruins. The Phoenician Necropolis, over 100 tombs 7th Century BC. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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Costa Tropical Old Spanish Sugar Mill & Spanish Rum Yum!

This is a good 1/2 day activity from Almuñécar and you are in for a sweet treat.  Just a little to the east within Costa Tropical,  you can experience the sugarcane past of Motril.  You will experience an old Spanish sugar mill, take a tour of a rum distillery and taste some Spanish rum.  Let’s talk sugar (Azucar).

 

This is a good half day trip from Almuñécar.   You will experience an old Spanish sugar mill, take a tour of a rum distillery and taste some Spanish rum. All in Costa Tropical along the Granada Coast. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com
Duration:    ~3 hours
Route:
Your day will begin with a step back in time at Motril’s pre-industrial sugar museum, followed by a tour of the Ron Montero Rum Distillery with rum tasting.
Distance:    20km from Almuñécar
Departure:  Recommended departure from Almuñécar 10:30 – 11:00 am

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Peñones del Santo – Natural Monument of Almuñécar

.Peñones del Santo is a natural monument with the addition of a man-made cross.  You may climb to the top of Peñones del Santo for vast views of Almuñécar and the beautiful cost of Granada beaches.  There is a large plaza at the top with a very large cross at the highest point.  The surrounding metal railings have become a location for people to leave behind their locks of love.

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Archaeological Museum Cueva de Siete Palacios

The Archaeological Museum Cueva de Siete Palacios, also known as the Cave of 7 Palaces, is surprisingly not located within a cave.  Instead it represents the largest section of the former Roman Palace.  The museum is located in what was once the basement of this Roman Palace.  Inside, there are remains of the historic past of Almuñécar.  Including remains found at the necropolis of Puente de Noy, Laurita, and the fish salting factory of El Majuelo.

San Miguel Castle and Arc Museum Almunecar

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El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden

Almuñécar El Majuelo Park and Botanical Garden, plus roman ruins

El Majuelo Park & Botanical Garden

El Majuelo Park and botanical garden is full of amazing plants, sculptures, and paths to meander.   You will also find authentic artisan workshops where you may see the artists work and purchase goods.  In addition, the view of the historic Phoenician and Roman Fish-Salting Factory and Castle are the best.  The Pièce de résistance are the wide variety of botanical plants within this park.  Often events are held in the botanical garden.Continue reading

Castillo de San Miguel – San Miguel Castle

San Miguel Castle Almunecar Spain

San Miguel Castle (St. Michael’s Castle) is perched high upon the hill above the Old Town of Almuñécar.  It is surrounded by the whitewashed houses in the barrio of San Miguel.  This occupies the land once used by Phoenicians and Romans.   It was also used in the Nasrid period for the dungeon.  While not a huge castle, it is in very good condition.  Inside there is a small museum with a scale model of what the area once was.

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Calle Real Fountain – Almuñécar

As you meander the pedestrian streets of old town Almuñécar, you are bound to happen upon the Calle Real Fountain.  This fountain was originally built in 1559, with remnants of the Roman aqueduct encased in glass beside the fountain.  It 1994, the Calle Real Fountain was restored to its current state.  

Almunecar Old Town Calle Real Fountain

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Roman Aqueduct and Roman Baths

The Roman Aqueduct runs from Almuñécar to the north of Torrecuevas, between the Rio Verde and Rio Seco.  It is believed to have been built in the first century AD, coinciding with the construction of the main Roman monuments in the city. 
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Almuñécar Monument to Phoenicians

The monument to Phoenicians is located along the upper level of the Paseo del Altillo.  This is a tribute to the Phoenician culture and its contribution to the history of Almuñécar.  It was built after the Phoenician Necropolis was unearthed nearby and their ancient mysteries discovered.  

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