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When you visit the Costa Tropical in southern Spain in Andalucia, Almuñecar is an almost mandatory place for a stopover: A visit to the marina, the old town, its beaches and its nightlife among other of its many tourist attractions.
From Almuñecar you can also visit Granada which is situated just 80 kilometres from this beautiful coastal town.
This city, founded by the Phoenicians and inhabited by Romans, owes much of its culture to its Arab inhabitants that lived there for nearly eight centuries. During your walk around Almuñecar through the streets with a typical Arabic layout you can discover treasures like the remains of Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Christians that abound in the area:
Castillo de San Miguel
Built by the Arabs on the remains of a Roman fort it was later modified by Christians and became a cemetery during the nineteenth century.
You can visit the Castle of San Miguel from 10 to 12 am or 7 to 10 pm.
Peñon del Santo
If you want to enjoy a good view of the coast, this rock is the ideal place. There is situated a cross, beneath which there is the statue of Abderraman I.
From this Roman aqueduct are preserved only some sections.
Monument to the Phoenicians
You find this monument when strolling along Paseo del Altillo; a monument to the Phoenicians, early settlers of Almuñecar and from which descend a large part of the Andalusians.