What better way to experience a bit of local culture than to visit a historic Roman Aqueduct and also enjoy a wine tasting.
See one of the best preserved and largest Roman aqueducts around Almuñécar, just outside of town along the River Seco. This is located in El Torreon Restaurante near the Santa Cruz Resort and Spa. You will enjoy a guided walk from to Bodega Vinacoteca La Princesa in la Finca La Santa Cruz to the Aqueduct, with locals Ana or Carlos. They will share with you the history and discovery of the aqueducts.
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
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.