| Andalucia >Itinerary > Castles and Monasteries > Almeria, Granada and Malaga
ITINERARY: Pulpí - Carboneras - Cabo de Gata - Almería - Balerma - Motril - Salobreña - Almuñécar - Vélez Málaga - Málaga - Sabinillas.
This route for would-be bathers includes two of the best fortresses in Andalusia: the 11th c. fortress at Almería and the one in Málaga, crowned by the castle of Gibralfaro. There are furthermore, two castles of Moorish origin: at Salobreña and the castle of San Miguel at Almuñécar. There are any number of observation towers and castles along the coast at Carboneras - castle of San Andrés, Níjar - castles of San Pedro and San José, Dalías - castle of Guardias Viejas at Punta de los Baños, La Rábita and Vélez Málaga. And specific to this itinerary, of San Juan de los Terreros at Pulpí, the small fortress of Mesa Roldán at Carboneras, and another - Carchuna at Motril, the castle of El Marqués at Torre del Mar, and the castle of San Luis de Sabinillas at Manilva, built to protect the population from the Barbary pirates.
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