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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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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The Phoenician Necropolis of Puente de Noy

The Phoenician Necropolis is located just off of Calle el Tesoro, behind IES Antigua Sexi, perched above the town.  As you approach the site, on Calle el Tesoro, look to the right for spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, the town, as well as the chirimoya farm below.

Phoenician Necropolis of Puente de Noy (Phoenician tombs) Almunecar

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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 the town and 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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Blas Infante Arches – Puerta de Almuñécar

When visiting Almuñécar, it is almost impossible not to notice the Blas Infante Arches (Puerta de Almuñécar).  As you pass by on the N340, you will see the Blas Intante Arches stand out amidst all of the tall trees.  This is a great meeting point in town, as it is easy to find.

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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.

Roman Aqueduct

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.

Almunecar Roman Aqueduct Rio Seco Near Santa Cruz Resort

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