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Rincon de la Victoria

This town of Malaga located in the Axarquia region is covering a coastal area and another inland area in four different urban cores.

Rincon de la Victoria, commonly known as El Rincon (The Corner), offers visitors good beaches for the whole family and tourist attractions to visit, like the cave Cueva del Tesoro situated in Cala del Moral.

History

Archaeological remains are dating the first inhabitants of the area back to the Palaeolithic, being the cave Cueva del Tesoro a place that houses many of these remains.

From the ancient civilizations that have passed through this area there have been found remains of a wall from 1000 years BC which indicate that before the Phoenicians, possibly Iberians had populated this area.

What it is known exactly, is the Phoenician settlement near the coast. After the Phoenicians, the Romans settled in the place called by then Bezmiliana, and based their economy on trade of salted fish and Garum, a highly priced sauce by the Romans; although it was not until the arrival of the Arabs when the place gained notoriety.

The entry in Rincon de la Victoria of the Christian armies led to the downfall of the town, leaving the coastal area uninhabited and abandoned, while the interior adapted to the cultivation of the vine until the nineteenth century, when a plague swept through the vineyards.

The coast was improving its roads and the population increased as pirate attacks started to cease; all this helped to the growth of fisheries in Rincon de la Victoria.

The municipality had 3 train stops until 1968, when the eastern railway line was closed.

The municipality bases its economy on agriculture and fishing, until the construction of housing for residents of the capital reduced the crop fields and stopped tourism development.

Tourism: Sights and Places of Interest

If you pass through Rincon de la Victoria you can visit any of the monuments:

Castle Bezmiliana 
Eighteenth-century fortress built by Carlos III in order to protect the coast against the English pirates.

Roman site of Torre de Benagalbon 
From the eighth to third centuries BC are preserved Phoenician and Roman remains; we highlight some sculptures as the head of Bacchus from the second century.

Mediterranean Archaeological Park
A large enclosure with Mediterranean vegetation and delimited paths where you will find a replica of the wall of the cave Cueva de la Victoria and its rock paintings with informational panels.

Abandoned village of Bezmiliana 
An old medieval town, with part of a mosque and a cistern that is in good condition.

Cave Cueva del Tesoro 
In this cave, according to legend a member of the Almoravid royalty hid a great treasure which many have sought, but which nobody has yet found. The cave was formed during the Jurassic period and has paintings in its interior.

Former defensive towers
These ancient towers of the ancient kingdom of Granada were used to defend the coast from pirate attacks during the fourteenth century.

Beaches
Rincon de la Victoria has four beaches which are the beach of Cala del Moral, the beach of Rincon de la Victoria, the beach of Torre de Benagalbon and the beach of Los Rubios, all of them with dark sand.

Ethnographic Museum Benagalbon where are shown objects and traditional activities.

Museum of seamanship in Torre de Benagalbon

House of Culture in Cala del Moral
In this venue take place exhibitions, performances and live music concerts.

Malaga to Rincon de la Victoria

Along the Mediterranean Motorway, the A-7 you reach Rincon de la Victoria from Malaga Airport and other Costa del Sol municipalities.

You can get there as well by bus, as there are several bus lines connecting the capital with this municipality:

  • M-160 Malaga-Rincon de la Victoria

  • M-161 Malaga-Totalan

  • M-163 Malaga-Los Rubios

  • M-166 Los Rubios-Rincon de la Victoria-Teatinos

  • M-260 Malaga-Velez Malaga

  • M-261 Malaga-Benagalbon

  • M-262 Malaga-Benagalbon-Almachar

  • M-361 Moclinejo-Cala del Moral

  • M-362 Malaga-Nerja

  • M-363 Malaga-Torrox

  • M-364 Malaga-Periana

  • M-365 Malaga-Riogordo

You can also rent a car at Malaga airport to get to Rincon de la Victoria driving your own car or take a taxi from Malaga airport.

Tourist information

Town hall: Plaza Al-Andalus nº 1 - 29730
Phone: 00 34 952 40 23 00

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