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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.
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:
Roman site of Torre de Benagalbon
Mediterranean Archaeological Park
Abandoned village of Bezmiliana
Cave Cueva del Tesoro
Former defensive towers
Ethnographic Museum Benagalbon where are shown objects and traditional activities.
Museum of seamanship in Torre de Benagalbon
House of Culture in Cala del Moral
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:
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.
Town hall: Plaza Al-Andalus nº 1 - 29730
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