Torremolinos is undoubtedly a popular destination all year round, but especially during the summer season. If you come to Torremolinos and you want to know more about this town, read on. We are going to make a list of places that you should not miss if you come to visit, from characteristic monuments of the municipality to natural environments, viewpoints or places where you can eat or go shopping while strolling.
San Miguel is the patron saint of Torremolinos, something that dates back to before the construction of the hermitage in the early 18th century. The present church and chapel of San Miguel was built in 1896 over the hermitage on the edge of the cliff of El Bajondillo. In this area we would once have found several mills, all protected by the Torre de Pimentel, a symbol of Torremolinos.
Located inside an early 20th century building known as the College of Railway Orphans, it was reopened as a cultural centre in 2001. It currently offers courses, readings and has gardens and sculptures.
The Palacio de Deportes and the Auditorio Municipal are located in the northern part of Torremolinos. Every Sunday there is a flea market with lots of second hand objects.
During the month of September there is also the Torremolinos fair.
This is the site of one of the highest quality springs in Andalusia; although it is still in operation today and many people enjoy its water, it is no longer the same as it was when it was collected from the sierra. Nearby is the Hermitage of San Miguel Arcangel, the municipal nursery and the mills of Batán and Inca, both with botanical gardens and activities on special dates in the calendar.
This green area of the municipality has beautiful fountains and many different species of trees. There is a barbecue area and tables for those who want to spend a day in the countryside.
Large building where all kinds of events and exhibitions are held, from technological innovations to gastronomic festivals.
The symbol of Torremolinos, erected to protect the coast both by the Arabs and by the Christians after the conquest. Under its protection were several windmills that have now disappeared.
Moorish style palace overlooking the sea and located in the Playamar area. It was ordered to be built by Antonio Navajas Ruiz in 1925, the original owner of the airport land. It is now part of the heritage of Torremolinos.
This pedestrian street with shops on both sides is located in the centre of Torremolinos, being the central axis of the municipality. It has all kinds of shops, from jewellers to shoe shops, fashion and through its branches you can access bars and restaurants. The Torremolinos train station is located in a square next to Calle San Miguel.
In the area you will find hiking routes in this natural ecosystem that links Torremolinos with the Sierra de Mijas along trails, suitable for both walking and cycling.
One of the most popular places is the Cañada del Lobo trail.
There is nothing better than taking a walk by the sea and breathing the healthy sea breeze while relaxing. In Torremolinos you will find a long promenade that links different areas of the municipality and its beaches. Along the promenade you will find all kinds of businesses, from restaurants and beach bars to shops, fast food, pharmacies and tobacconists.
In some areas you can wander into one of the streets running parallel to the promenade where you will find many other shops and businesses. Life extends beyond the sand and we're sure you'll find plenty of interesting places to visit as you stroll along.
The promenade stretches along its entire coastline, from El Saltillo to the border with Malaga at Los Alamos.
One of the main attractions of the municipality are its beaches, with about 7 kilometres of beaches and a long promenade, showers and the possibility of practising many water sports. The most popular beaches are: El Saltillo, Montemar, La Carihuela, Bajondillo, Playamar and Los Alamos.
There are many places from where you can marvel at the views in Torremolinos, we are going to show you some of them:
A good place from where you can enjoy the beautiful views of Playamar from the heights.
Another viewpoint overlooking Playamar and a descent to the beach from the centre of Torremolinos that not many know about. You can choose to use the stairs or the lift, it is a popular passage during the summer for those going to the beach or the promenade from the centre.
Another viewpoint which on this occasion will allow us to enjoy the western views of the coast of Torremolinos, from La Carihuela to the port of Benalmádena and beyond.
A viewpoint with stunning views of Torremolinos from the sierra. It is part of a path that connects Torremolinos with the Sierra de Mijas.
Although it is not a viewpoint and the cave is enclosed with gates, you can enjoy great views of Torremolinos along the way.