ALMUÑÉCAR ATTRACTIONS

Almuñécar has something for all interests. The Castillo de San Miguel occupies the highest point in the old town. This site has been a roman fortress, moorish fortress and christian castle. Almuñécar has numerous other roman remains inclduing the fish-salting factory (Salazones) and aqueducts.

 

Other attractions worth a visit in Almuñécar incude Loro Sexi (ornothological park), Almuñécar Aquarium and the Bonsai Garden.

Castillo de San Miguel

Location: Explanada del Castillo, Barrio San Miguel, 18690 Almuñécar
Telephone: +34 958838623

The Castillo has an imposing location reached by the winding streets of the old town on the Cerro de San Miguel. The location has been used as a fortress by the various occupiers of Almuñécar, namely the Romans, Moors and Christians. Most of the remaining castle structure is form the Moorish period with later additions. Following use as a cemetery and years of neglect it has been restored allowing an insight in to the history of the site and its previous occupants.

 

Peñón del Santo

Location: Paseo San Cristobal, 18690 Almuñécar

The Peñón has an impressive location at the heart of  Almuñécar between the beaches of San Cristibal and Puerta del Mar. It comprises 3 large rocky outcrops, the largest of which has a stairway leading to a small esplanade and allows great views allong the coast. There is a large cross which is illuminated at night.

Botanical Park

Location: Av. Europa, s/n, 18690 Almuñécar

This beautiful and peaceful park as an important collection of trees and tropical plants form all over the world. It is also the home to a collection of large stone sculptures and a number of interesting artisan shops. Remains of the salzones (fish salting factory) are within the park.

Salted Fish Factory

Location: Avenida de Europa (Interior Park Majuelo), 18690 Almuñécar

The remains of the salted fish factories of Roman Almuñécar (Sexi) have been excavated within the boundary of the Mark Majuelo.

Cave of the Seven Palaces

Location: Calle San Joaquin, Barrio San Miguel, 18690 Almuñécar

This is not a cave, but a remnant of a Roman palace. Since 1984 it has housed the Archeological Museum. Entry is free with the admission ticket for the Castillo de San Miguel.

Loro Sexi Ornothological Park

Location: Plaza Abderramán, Calle de Bikini, 18690 Almuñécar
Telephone: +34 958882735

This bird park is located at the town end of the San Cristobal beach and on the slopes leading up to the Castillo de San Miguel. It houses an important collection of over 100 species of birds. There is also an attractive collection of large cacti.

Bonsai Garden Museum

Location: Plaza de Marruecos, Avda. de Andalucia, 18690 Almuñécar
Telephone: +34 670496436

The largest display of Bonsai in Spain with around 300 trees.  Presented in a beautiful and peaceful garden in spite of the location in central Almuñécar.

Almuñécar Aquarium

Location: Plaza Kuwait, Avd. Europa s/n
Telephone: +34 958882735

Impressive visitor attraction giving an insight in to the underwater world off the nearby coast. 270 species of aquatic life are represented. The displays include a 17 metre panoramic tunnel under water inhabited by sharks and other large fish.