Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument next to the Paseo de San Cristóbal.

Monument to the espetero & espetos. Paseo San Cristobal Almunecar Spain. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Espetero Definition:

An Espetero is a traditional coastal job related to the roasting of fish in espeto (on skewers).

About the Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

The Almuñécar City Council pays homage to the espetero and the espetos with a Monument along the Paseo de San Cristóbal.  Located next to Restaurante Botos, across from Helios Hotel.  Honored at the unveiling were locals of the trade; Manuel Mingorance Pérez “Piliki”, Miguel Rodríguez Moral “El Roquetero” and José Manuel Ortuño “El Arapo”, as well as Carmelo Martín Pérez.

The city council would like to recognize so many men from our town who are authentic artisans of flavor, espetar, control fire, and, ultimately, artisans of the ritual of making a good sardine skewer.  This monument is in honor of the traditions of our parents and the children who will do so in the future.  It’s things like this that will continue to enhance the Almuñécar culture even more.  It is already an excellent photo hotspot.

The work, carried out by the Moreno Brothers of Granada and will serve to honor the memory of many people dedicated to this job. Which is a tradition of the chiringuitos.  It was made with a mixed technique: forged and welded sheet metal and cast bronze (head, foot, hands, and sardines).

This is the 9th piece of work by Miguel Moreno commissioned in Almuñécar and La Herradura.  The other monuments have been displayed in various parts of the municipality since 1984.  You will recognize the monument to Los Fenicios (Paseo del Altillo). Abderramán Monument (next to the Peñones del Santo). Seahorse (Aquarium Square). Monument to the Men of the Countryside (Carrera de la Concepción). Water Monument (Water Square). Monument to the flamenco singer, Rafael Muñoz “El Niño del Cerval” (Alta del Mar street). Monument to the Men of the Sea and the Heart, on La Herradura beach.

Monument to the Espetero & Espetos

Monument to the espetero & espetos. Paseo San Cristobal Almunecar Spain. Read more on Almunecarinfo.com

Almuñécar Monument to Water

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Monument to Water, Main Bus Station

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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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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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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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Blas Infante Arches – Puerta de Almuñécar

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