Día de Andalucía February 28

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain.  You will find many local events to keep you entertained and quite often there will be free access to some of the cultural sites.

The Día de Andalucía is a holiday celebrated in southern Spain, with cultural events and celebrations. Often with free access to some of the cultural sites, Almuñécar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

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12 Sexi Neighborhoods in Almuñécar

Almuñécar is a town of about 30,000 people and during the high season that number can nearly triple. While the main part of town is very compact and accessible via foot there is more to it than what a map can show you. There are several Almuñécar neighborhoods that may appear close on a map, but are set in hillsides so could be quite a hike. Each area also has a different look and feel and can be active all year or mainly during the summer months.

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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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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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Almuñécar City Bus Schedule

Almuñécar Bus Schedule

Almuñécar City Bus

The big blue city bus currently has five main lines in the municipality of Almuñécar.

  1. Line 1 is a circular line around Almuñécar, from the center to Cotobro and back.
  2. Line 2 is from Almuñécar  to La Herradura and back.
  3. Line 3 is from Almuñécar down through Velilla and back.
  4. Line 4 is from Almuñécar center to Taramay and back.
  5. Line 5 is from Almuñécar  city center to Torrecuevas and back.

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Hermitage of San Sebastián, Almuñécar

The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

Ermita de San Sebastián - The neighborhood of San Sebastián is one of the oldest in Almuñécar and has some ancient treasures to discover.  Not only will you see one of the several sections of the Roman aqueduct, but there is another little treasure.  Tucked away in the narrow streets of the neighborhood is the small hermitage of San Sebastián.

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Almuñécar Bike Rental / Bike Shops

If you would like to really explore Costa Tropical, beyond the Paseo, then renting a bike is the option for you.  There are wonderful year round bike shops in town and are very reputable and friendly.cycling in Almunecar. Almuñécar Bike Rental. Cycling path along Velilla Beach

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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 Almuñécar and the beautiful cost of Granada 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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Fiestas de Torrecuevas (Fiestas de la Chirimoya) Almuñécar

The barrio of  Torrecuevas Almuñécar hosts the Fiestas de la Chirimoya to celebrate the harvest of the chirimoya (a custard apple), in honor of the Virgen Madre.  The Chirimoya Festival of barrio Torrecuevas, usually includes 4 days of celebration, activities, music, dancing, eating and drinking.  The Fiestas de la Chirimoya usually takes place around the 12th of October, which is also Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Heritage Day) and Fiestas de Pilar.

The barrio of  Torrecuevas Almuñécar hosts the Fiestas de la Chirimoya to celebrate the harvest of the chirimoya (a custard apple), in honor of the Virgin Madre.  The Chirimoya Festival of barrio Torrecuevas, usually includes 4 days of celebration, activities, music, dancing, eating and drinking.  The Fiestas de la Chirimoya usually takes place around the 12th of October, which is also Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Heritage Day) and Fiestas de Pilar. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

 

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