A Walk Through Fuengirola’s Monuments
Fuengirola is one of the Costa del Sol’s most important tourist centers, particularly thanks to its attractive beaches, which makes the city’s population reach four times it’s usual number of inhabitants during the summer months. But the Malagan city has other charms besides the sea and sun.
One of the most important monuments in Fuengirola is Sohail castle, a Moorish construction that has undergone several restorations throughout history and is currently used as an open-air auditorium for hosting various events in addition to a lookout from which the entire city and its coast can be seen.
La Finca del Secretario, a Roman ruin, features hot springs, pottery, and a salt factory, and is one of the riches that make up Fuengirola’s heritage with its pieces of great historical value. But La Finca del Secretario isn’t the only Roman site that Fuengirola boasts, since the archaeological site of Torreblanca del Sol, dating from the second century A.D., also rests near the mouth of the sea creek Presas. A hot spring, a small factory and a necropolis can all be found in these ruins.
But the city of Fuengirola is much more than just sea and history. It’s the union between monuments and the atmosphere of its people, its festivals and its traditions. The historical center, with la Iglesia del Rosario and la Plaza de la Constitución, is a must-see destination for anyone who visits the city.
And in this central location, near the Paseo Marítimo, the gourmet La Galería market can be found, an innovative new space to enjoy the finest cuisine in a wonderful atmosphere.