A Hidden Gem In The Old Streets Of Almuñécar – Municipal Pottery Center

Meander the pedestrian streets of barrio San Miguel and you are in for a treat, when you find the Municipal Pottery Center (Centro de Alfarería Municipal).  It’s a step back in time to the day of the Nasrid and Sexitanos, right in the heart of Almuñécar.  Located just around from the castle is a revived piece of history.  The Cerámica Alcaller is hidden in the old town walls above Majuelo Park and the perfect place to see authentic and traditional ceramics in Spain.

Almuñécar 's municipal pottery center. Meander the streets of barrio San Miguel and you are in for a treat.  A step back in time to the day of the Nasrid and Sexitanos.  Just around from the castle, along the old town walls is a revived piece of history.  It's the Cerámica Alcaller hidden in the old town streets of Almuñécar and the perfect place to see authentic and traditional ceramics in Spain.  The town hall has has this labeled as the Centro de Alfarería Municipal or the Municipal Pottery Center. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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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

Castillo de San Miguel, also known as 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.

Castillo de San Miguel, also known as San Miguel Castle (St. Michael’s Castle) is perched high upon the hill above the Old Town of Almuñécar Spain. We cover opening hours, ticket prices, when to go, what to see and more. 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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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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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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Faro de La Herradura (The La Herradura Lighthouse)

Picture a sentinel in an old stone watchtower, perched high up on the cliffs of Punta de la Mona.  He can see for miles out to sea and along the coastline, with mountainous lands jetting right into the sea.  He is there protecting the castles and the nearby villages.  There’s nothing but the rocky cliffs with the sea crashing below.  He has means to communicate with the neighboring watchtowers along the coast, via light signals.  This was the life of a watchman back in the 1700’s.

The Punta de la Mona tower (Torre Punta de la Mona) was originally built as a watchtower in the 1700s and was converted to a lighthouse in 1992.  Now the Faro de La Herradura or the La Herradura lighthouse, with must see stunning views of Almuñecar and La Herradura.

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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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