Discover Torrox

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Located in the charming province of Malaga, Torrox is a municipality that is found in the eastern part of the Costa del Sol. Known for its popularity among German visitors, Torrox offers a variety of attractions, including its beautiful beaches and a well-developed tourist infrastructure, especially during the summer months.

Prepared to welcome tourists of all kinds, Torrox is located at the foot of the Sierra de Almijara. This means that, regardless of whether you are a lover of rural tourism or if you prefer to spend your days on the beach in Torrox, this town has something for you. Come and discover what Torrox has to offer!

History

Typical houses of Torrox

Torrox, a charming municipality on the Costa del Sol, has a rich history that dates back to ancient times. It was a place of great importance during the period of the Visigoths, who occupied the area after the fall of the Roman Empire. Later, the Arabs arrived from the south, leaving their mark on the region.

Over time, the Christians took control of Torrox. This led many Muslims to flee, leaving only those who converted to Christianity in the hope of preserving their lands and rights. However, increasing tensions led to a rebellion that was forcefully suppressed, resulting in the enslavement or expulsion of the Moriscos.

Some of the Moriscos managed to flee to North Africa, while others dispersed throughout the south of the peninsula. Despite these turbulent times, Torrox has managed to preserve its rich history and heritage, which is reflected in its monuments and places of interest. When visiting Torrox, you will immerse yourself in the origins of this fascinating place.

Explore Torrox

Image of Torrox

Torrox, with its rich cultural heritage, invites you to discover its history and beauty during your visit. Here you will find a variety of monuments and places of interest that reflect its past:

Christian Buildings

The Church of the Incarnation is a testament to the Christian influence in Torrox, built on an ancient mosque. See on map

The Church of San Roque (Map) and the Aqueduct of the Farm are other examples of Christian architecture in the area. See on map

Roman Ruins

The Roman Ruins near the Torrox lighthouse are a glimpse into the Roman past of the area. See on map

Tower and Castle of Calaceite in Torrox

The Tower of Calaceite and the Castle of Calaceite are two of the most emblematic places of Torrox, a municipality located in the province of Malaga, Spain.

The Tower of Calaceite is a watchtower or beacon tower that dates from the 16th century. This tower offers an impressive panoramic view of the area. (Map)

The Castle of Calaceite, on the other hand, is a work of art created by a local resident. This miniature castle, built with beach stones, cement, iron, bricks and wood, measures 1.5 meters in diameter and about 2 meters high. It has eight towers, five on the ground floor and three on the top. (Map)

These two monuments, along with the Stone of the Virgin, are part of a popular hiking route in Torrox Costa. The route offers visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history and natural beauty of the area.

Torrox Costa

In Torrox Costa is the lighthouse, the viewpoint, the Caviclum interpretation centre, the tourist office and the start of the promenade.

Beaches of Torrox Costa

Torrox Costa is famous for its beautiful beaches. Some of the most notable are:

  • Playa Calaceite: An isolated beach 30 meters wide and 400 meters long.
  • Playa El Cenicero: An urban beach 50 meters wide and 1,200 meters long.
  • Playa El Morche: Another urban beach 50 meters wide and 1,200 meters long.
  • Playa El Peñoncillo: A semi-urban beach 30 meters wide and 1,400 meters long.
  • Playa Ferrara: An urban beach 30 meters wide and 1,200 meters long.
  • Playa Mazagarrobo: An isolated beach 20 meters wide and 1,200 meters long.

Each of these beaches offers a unique experience, from the tranquillity of the isolated beaches to the hustle and bustle of the urban beaches. All of them are perfect for enjoying the sun, the sea and the sand.

Playas de Torrox

Fairs and Festivals in Torrox

If you're looking to immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and enjoy festivities throughout the year, Torrox has a lot to offer:

Carnival

In February, Torrox fills with colour and joy with its Carnival, a costume party that you can't miss.

Fair of Torrox

The Fair of Torrox, which is celebrated during the first week of October, is an event full of fun and entertainment.

Day of the Migas

The Day of the Migas is a tourist interest event that is celebrated on the last Sunday before Christmas. The inhabitants of Torrox share dishes of migas, a typical dish of the region.

San Juan

The festival of San Juan is one of the most popular on the coasts of the Malaga coast. The arrival of summer is celebrated with bonfires and barbecues on the beach.

How to get to Torrox from Malaga

There are several options for travelling from Malaga to Torrox. The most comfortable option is usually to drive your own vehicle. If you decide to rent a car in Malaga, we invite you to review our competitive prices and follow us on social media to get the best discounts.

To get to Torrox by car, you should take the direction towards Vélez-Málaga and continue on the A-7 road towards Torrox Costa. This journey of approximately 63 kilometres from the Malaga airport usually lasts around 45 minutes.

In addition, the M-363 bus line offers a regular service between Malaga and Torrox, providing a convenient alternative for those who prefer public transport.

Tourist Information about Torrox

Town Hall: Carretera de Almería, Bloque 79 B - 29793

Phone: 952 53 21 55

Official Website: Torrox Town Hall



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