Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors

As you enter the town of La Herradura, you will notice a large bronze sculpture along the beach.  This is the Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors.   The deep bay of La Herradura hides the remains of 25 ships of the Spanish Navy, and more than five thousand sailors.  The La Herradura naval disaster occurred on October 19, 1562, due to a very large storm.

Monument to Shipwrecked Sailors La Herradura Spain

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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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Almuñécar Monument to Water

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

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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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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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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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