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What to see and What to do in Torrox

If you’re seeking an escape, Torrox is the best option. Its monuments, fairs and beaches will let you explore the true Andalusian culture. Take advantage of it!

Torrox is located in the region of Axarquia. The mild climate, as well as the warm reception you get make this town an excellent holiday destination in such a way that the town has received it the “prize” for Europe’s top climate. This is due to the spring that is all year round which averages 18oC.

This is made possible by the mountains that surround the village , as well as its proximity with the beach of Costa del Sol, in the valley of the river Torrox. In reality, just 4 km separates the two regions in Torrox, Torrox Pueblo and Torrox Costa. The terrain you’ll be able to experience is subtropical as it is a combination of the seven beaches of the town and summing up a total of nine kilometers of coastline as well as mountains that blocks the powerful winds from getting to Torrox.

How do I reach Torrox

A 45-minute drive from Torrox away from Malaga central city. The only requirement is to drive on the A-7 highway to the second exit from the roundabout when you are entering the A-7207. From there, you can take the MA-102 road, which is located on the third exit from the roundabout. Follow the directions and you’ll be able to reach Torrox city center.

If you’re on the other side you prefer to travel by bus, you’ll be pleased to be aware that ALSA operates this service every day, starting from Puerto de Malaga to Torrox. The journey takes around 1 hour and a half and the single-trip ticket costs EUR4.23.

Torrox Pueblo along with Torrox Costa

As we have mentioned earlier the town is split into two distinct areas separated by 4km and easily connected to each other. Torrox Pueblo is the Old Town and is the oldest area of the village , and the one in which you can have the greatest amount of historical and cultural monuments.

Torrox Costa, on the contrary, has more tourist-friendly zones, beaches, and seashores which allow you to enjoy Torrox’s famous climate. Torrox. Torrox Costa also is split into smaller parts, of the latter, El Morche stands out. This is where fishermen once lived and, more recently, it is now a interesting tourist destination.

How do I travel to Torrox Costa from Torrox Pueblo

There are two buses, run by the Nieto company, provide daily shuttles between Torrox Pueblo and Torrox Costa. Line 1 (Torrox-Torrox Costa-El Morche) departs early at 8.15 am (7.30 on the weekdays) The final bus departs at 8.30 after 7:30 pm.

Line 2 (Torrox-Torrox Costa-El Morche-Torrox Park – Costa-Torrox) provides 3 rides (9 am 10 am, two pm). Check out this page
(?Como desplazarse? >> Autobus Urbano) to check the timings of buses which connect the two regions of Torrox.

A brief background of Torrox

The word Torrox originates from Arab and refers to “tower”. But, numerous studies have shown that the first people to live in the area within the Province of Malaga included the Phoenicians as well as the Romans who established the fishing and commercial industries (famous for the Garum sauce) in the region. Later, Torrox was occupied by the Arabs who made it the center for collecting silk that was later was later transferred into Malaga in addition to Granada. Torrox became the target of Christians in 1488.

What’s to see and how you can do when in Torrox

One of the things you shouldn’t miss in Torrox is learning about the history of the town while you discover some of the mysteries behind the many tourist attractions within the city.

Lighthouse of Torrox

It is said that the Lighthouse of Torrox is the principal attraction in Torrox town. It was constructed in 1864, and is one of the few within the Province of Malaga which are accessible to visitors. The lighthouse is home to exhibits that explore the past of Torrox and also due to the Roman archeological site situated within the Lighthouse enclosure. In the lighthouse itself, there are the Museum Marino of Torrox (Marine Museum in Torrox).

Torrox has a defensive system.

The 15th century Almenara de Huit along with Torre Via de Calaceite are both part of the historic heritage of Torrox. Both structures were built to protect Torrox from coastal attacks. Similar to that, Torrox also relied on the protection of an Arab fortress, whose remains remain visible today and especially the remains of a wall for defense (El Porton, and El Torreon).

Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion

Torrox’s main church was constructed during the sixteenth century, on the remnants of an earlier Moorish mosque. The church was later enlarged by the end of the 17th century. The tower is rectangular in shape on the outside of the church. It is topped by a pyramidal spire.

Other churches are located in Torrox

Two other churches worth visiting include the hermitage and convent in Nuestra Senora de las Nieves and the church of San Roque. The first church was founded in the 16th century by Minimos Franciscans around 16th century. it has a two-storey church with cloisters, an indoor outdoor patio, and stables which were used as a warehouse for fruit in the 19th century . It was also used later, as a Guardia Civil headquarters in the 1970s.

This church in San Roque, on the other hand, is the Neo-Mudejar style, and is dated up to 16th century. It has one nave and, in its outdoor area, it is adorned with the bright red brick.

Casa de la Hoya

It was a century with the greatest architectural importance. For instance there was Casa de la Hoya (also called Palacio of La Joya) that was home to the king Alphonso XII on his trip of the city in the year 1884 for a visit to the areas that had been damaged from the December earthquake.

The Jardin de la Casa (the gardens) is worth a special note, since it was created by the very same designer who designed the gardens in the Malaga Paseo del Parque. The garden has one French-style section and the other located in it’s Mediterranean and tropical garden as well as the vegetable garden. Today, the building hosts its visitors with the Casa de la Cultura.

Casa de la Moneda and the Museo de las Miniaturas

The Casa de la Moneda, and also called Palacio de la Aduana (Customs Building) is dated back up to 18th-century. It evokes the Torrox’s business high point, and was named for the mint that took place during the 16th century.

Inside, you will find inside the Museum of the Miniatures, including pieces of local artist Antonio Median, as well as an amazing model of the town, as it was built in the 50s.

Beaches of Torrox

The coastline that lies in Torrox can be found in the famed Costa del Sol. One of the most famous beaches, some receive each year with the Blue Flag, which is synonymous with cleanliness and the purity of the beaches and waters. Torrox’s beaches Torrox have the El Morche beach El Morche, in the urban region of Torrox Costa and is equipped with promenade, and all amenities, as well as The 1.200-mt-long stretch of Ferrara with access for those with mobility impairments. There is also an enclave that is smaller in its eastern part (Playa Chica) and is distinguished by a cosy atmosphere.

Other beaches within Torrox include those of Las Dunas, el Penoncillo (near the N-340 highway) as well as The beach in Sillon which has a couple of services and very low numbers, and the beach of Calaceite that, despite being close to the N-340 road, has been designed for those with reduced mobility. In addition, there is an area of Vilchez which has an chiringuito and the 60-meter-long beach of Cala Chica.

Some interesting facts regarding Torrox

Surface: 50 km2
Inhabitants: 16,465 (2018)
Demonym: torroxeno
Locality: Torrox is located south of the region of La Axarquia, at the base of the Sierras de Tejeda y Almijara. It shares a border with Nerja and is 20 kilometers from Velez-Malaga, and 40 km from the capital city.
Average temperature 18oC
Average rainfalls: 530 l/m2