Top things to do in Garrucha, Almeria

The tourists that visit Garrucha will be able to find several places and monuments to see, amongst them we highlight the following:

Garrucha town hall

This building was built upon an old salt warehouse in the year 1875.

The Malecon promenade

This beautiful seafront promenade is ideal for a kilometre walk from one point to the other. It’s situated near the fishing port and offers lovely views of the coast to enjoy either alone or in good company.

Ancient Chimney

This chimney is a remain of an industrial past that extends along the Mediterranean coast reaching in fact up to Malaga. This chimney expelled the old smelting fumes and is a symbol of the city that has has been reformed and offers fantastic views.

The fishing port and fish market

The current market of 1995 replaces the previous building which was built in 1950. It’s the place where everyday they auction fresh fish and seafood brought in from Garrucha’s fishing port. The port is also one of the most important tourist points of Garrucha and Almeria.

The fisherman’s monument

While we stroll along the seafront heading towards the port we’ll come across this monument built in honour of the fishermen of Garrucha, one of the main ways of life in this municipality.

Garrucha beach

One of the main tourist attractions of the municipality is its beach, situated between two breakwaters, it’s about 1400 metres long and is a peaceful place where to cool off all year round.

The Castle of Jesus of Nazarene

A fortress built in 1769 to defend the coasts from the constant pirate attacks and that was later on the headquarters of the ‘carabineros’ and of the ‘guardia civil’. Today it’s used as an exhibition hall and for different celebrations like weddings and concerts.

Municipal cemetery

This cemetery has centenary mausoleums.

The Castle of 'Las Escobetas'

Originally built as a barracks in 1766, it was transformed into a castle in 1769.

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