A Must Experience Wine Tasting

What better way to experience a bit of local culture than to  enjoy a wine tasting.  Spend the afternoon at a local bodega with wine tasting, olive oil tasting and tapas.  It is also just around the corner from 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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Terrazas Costa Tropical – Terrace Restaurants & Sky Bars

You have come to the right place if you are looking for those breathtaking views from a rooftop bar or perhaps the ambiance of outdoor dining in terrace restaurants.  We will share with you some of our favorite Terrazas de la Costa Tropical.  There are many restaurants, chiringuitos, and bars with a terrace or outdoor space.  But we’ve created a list of those with something extra special to offer; ambiance, charm, and views.  Some of them are our little secret, so don’t tell too many people.

Summer 2021 – Due to covid measures, some may have limited access.  Contact the establishment directly for their current rules.

Terrace restaurants and bars with breathtaking views from a rooftop bar, by the sea or tucked away in the old town. These are some of our favorite Terrazas de la Costa Tropical. Read more on https://almunecarinfo.com/terrace-restaurants-sky-bar-rooftop-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

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 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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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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Archaeological Museum Cueva de Siete Palacios

The Archaeological Museum Cueva de Siete Palacios, also known as the Cave of 7 Palaces.  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.

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. Ticket included with Castillo de San Miguel entry. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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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 Infante 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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