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.

Until 1968, the municipality was served by three train stops, which ceased operation when the eastern railway line was closed.

Originally, the local economy was based on agriculture and fishing. However, the construction of residences for the capital's inhabitants led to a reduction in crop fields and halted the development of tourism.

Tourism: Monuments and Places of Interest

This charming coastal town is home to a variety of fascinating monuments, each with its own unique story to tell. From 18th-century fortresses to Roman and Phoenician remains, there's something for every history lover. So, as you stroll through the streets of Rincon de la Victoria, be sure to stop by these monuments and immerse yourself in the past of this beautiful place.

Bezmiliana Castle

The Bezmiliana Castle is an 18th-century fortress that stands as a historical witness in Rincon de la Victoria. It was built by Carlos III, a monarch known for his reforms and infrastructure projects. The main purpose of this castle was to protect the coasts from the attacks of the English pirates, a common problem at that time.

The castle is an impressive example of the military architecture of the time, with its robust walls and strategic design. Over the years, it has withstood the passage of time and remains a reminder of the rich history of the region.

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Roman Site of Torre de Benagalbon

The Roman Site of Torre de Benagalbon is a fascinating testimony to the rich ancient history of the region. From the 8th to the 3rd century BC, this place has preserved both Roman and Phoenician remains, offering a window to the past.

Among the most notable findings is a series of sculptures, including the head of the god Bacchus from the 2nd century. These pieces of ancient art provide a unique insight into the beliefs and culture of the civilizations that once inhabited this area.

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Mediterranean Archaeological Park

The Mediterranean Archaeological Park is a vast space that houses rich Mediterranean vegetation and well-defined paths. This park is especially known for housing a replica of the wall of the Cave of Victory, which includes cave paintings and informative panels that provide a historical context.

This park offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the history of the region while enjoying an impressive natural environment. The well-defined paths guide visitors through the park, taking them on a journey through time as they explore the replicas of the cave paintings and learn about the history of the Cave of Victory.

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Arab Castle

The Arab Castle is a site of great importance in the city of Bezmiliana. The remains of this Arab castle are a testimony to the rich history of the region. This castle played a crucial role in the development of the city of Bezmiliana.

The castle offers a unique insight into Arab architecture and culture. Although now only remains are left, these remains remain a reminder of the Arab influence in the region. The visit to the Arab Castle is an opportunity to learn more about the history of Bezmiliana and the Arab influence in its development. In addition, the place offers visitors beautiful views.

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Treasure Cave

The Treasure Cave, as its name suggests, is shrouded in mystery and legend. According to legend, a member of the Almoravid royalty hid a great treasure inside. Over the years, many have searched for this treasure, but so far, no one has managed to find it.

The cave, which was formed in the Jurassic period, is a testament to the rich geological history of the region. Inside, you can find cave paintings, which add another layer of historical and cultural interest to the cave.

A visit to the Treasure Cave is not just an adventure in search of a lost treasure, but also an opportunity to appreciate natural beauty and ancient history. With its impressive geological formation and its cave paintings, the cave offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

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Victory Cave

The Victory Cave is a notable tourist destination. According to visitors, the cave is well preserved and the cave paintings it houses are of great interest, providing a unique insight into ancient history.

It is possible to plan a day to visit both the Treasure Cave and the Victory Cave, two of the most important archaeological sites in the region. To ensure a hassle-free visit, it is recommended to buy tickets in advance and wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the visit.

The visit to the Victory Cave offers an interesting speleology experience. Visitors have the opportunity to explore different evolutionary periods, which adds an educational dimension to the experience.

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Ancient Defensive Towers

These towers are a testament to the engineering and military strategy of the time. With their robust construction and strategic location, these towers played a crucial role in the defence of the region.

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Beaches

Rincon de la Victoria is a coastal destination that prides itself on its beautiful beaches. The municipality has four main beaches, each with its own charm and unique atmosphere.

Beach in Rincon de la Victoria

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 are the crown jewels of this coastal destination. All these beaches are of dark sand.

These beaches are the perfect place to relax under the sun, enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea or simply stroll along the shore while enjoying the stunning view of the Mediterranean Sea. Each beach offers a unique experience, making a visit to Rincon de la Victoria an adventure in itself.

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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 Málaga-Rincón de la Victoria
  • M-161 Málaga-Totalán
  • M-163 Málaga-Los Rubios
  • M-166 Los Rubios-Rincón de la Victoria-Teatinos
  • M-260 Málaga-Vélez Málaga
  • M-261 Málaga-Benagalbón
  • M-262 Málaga-Benagalbón-Almáchar
  • M-361 Moclinejo-Cala del Moral
  • M-362 Málaga-Nerja
  • M-363 Málaga-Torrox
  • M-364 Málaga-Periana
  • M-365 Málaga-Riogordo

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

Town Hall: Plaza Al-Andalus nº 1 - 29730

Phone. 952 40 23 00

Official website: Rincon de la Victoria Town Hall.



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