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Because Torre del Mar isn’t just sun and beach. We present you to enjoy the history of Torre del Mar in this post.
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Enjoy the History of Torre del Mar
Antiquity and Origins of the History of Torre del Mar
First of all, the origins of the nucleus of Torre del Mar date back to the Phoenician and Greek periods. And during the Roman period the locality, known as Maenoba, acquired a certain notoriety for its commercial importance.
Subsequently, written references appear in the 11th century, in the memoirs of Ab-dallah, the last Ziri king of Granada, with the Arabic name “Mariyyat Ballis” – مَرِيَّةبَلِّش.
During the 15th century, Torre del Mar was dedicated to the defence of the area from foreign invasions and pirate attacks.
Opposite these coasts, on 24 August 1704, a naval confrontation took place between the English navy, which had just a few days ago conquered Gibraltar, and the French navy. Which is the Naval Battle of Velez-Malaga. In this battle, Blas de Lezo lost a leg when he was a cabin boy in a Spanish frigate.
Already in the nineteenth century, Torre del Mar is taking its current form, was composed of four neighborhoods:
- that of the Parish
- of the Vineyard
- of the New Houses
- and the Castle Neighbourhood
At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century Torre del Mar already has railways and roads, which facilitates the development of this town.
From the beginning of the 20th century, tourism was its objective. Because in the early years of the twentieth century built several spas, in order to attract tourism.
Although it is not until the 60s, when tourism begins to change the physiognomy of this place, which grows significantly, with large avenues, large buildings, a promenade and an important infrastructure to assume the current tourism.
Its port, now defunct, was in its time an ideal place for the refuge of boats arriving on the coast.
Torre del Mar enjoyed its own town hall for a short period of the 19th century, between 1842 and 1848, but economic difficulties led back to the administrative dependence of Velez-Malaga, which remains to this day.
A spa town since the beginning of the 20th century to try to attract tourism, it was in the 1960s when the area experienced an important urban boom
Monuments of Torre del Mar
Heritage of Torre del Mar
In Torre del Mar, the presence of the Sugar Museum, inaugurated in 2014, stands out. Because it pays tribute to a famous factory owned by the Larios family. In addition to the Torre del Mar Lighthouse, which is actually three. Because due to the retreat of the coastline the oldest has been boxed between the apartment buildings and another later left its function to the most modern of the 70s.
The hermitage next to La Noria and the so-called Manganeta Tower, next to the river, are worth mentioning. Which is of Arab origin and was used for monitoring the coast. Other notable buildings succumbed to successive urban policies.
Two villas from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in the town that survived the massive construction. The best known is Villa Mercedes, and “Casa de Las Palmeras”, the name it took from the two palm trees that were there.
In addition in Torre del Mar we can also visit the following Monuments:
Torre del Mar Train Station:
The 1904 station consists of a rectangular central body, with a single nave and two floors, and two lateral bodies that are attached transversally to the latter, which nevertheless offers a compact volume.
Cortijada Casa de la Viña:
This hundred-year-old cortijo stands at the foot of the Monte de la Viña. In the original zone of the urban nucleus of Torre del Mar, and immediate to the millenary acequia of the strong house.
The building is an example of the so-called art of the Modern Movement of the second half of the twentieth century. Because it is a manifestation of uses typical of a maritime population such as Torre del Mar.
Old Castle of Torre del Mar:
It corresponds to the Castle-Fortín that gives origin to the nucleus of the current Torre del Mar. At first it was small and its function was to watch over the coast. After the passage of time the fortification remained further away from the sea due to the advance of the land.
Larios House in Torre del Mar:
The Larios House dates from 1888 and is also part of the sugar mill complex. In addition, its function was to house the offices of the staff and the house of the factory engineer.
The climate of Torre del Mar
The sea, the orography and the geographical situation of the Vélez river basin determine the microclimate of the municipality. It is characterized by the softness of its temperatures. It also has an average temperature of 18 °C and almost 3,000 hours of sunshine a year.
The annual average rainfall is 470 litres/m². This is typical of the Mediterranean climate. In which there is a difference between a dry season and another in which the rains are concentrated.
The predominant winds during the autumn and winter seasons are those of the east, generally fresh and humid.
Also humid but more temperate are the winds of Atlantic or westerly origin. The warm winds are those of African or peninsular origin, the latter known as terral, which are dry and warm winds that cause an increase in the maximum temperatures during the summer. Typical of the province of Malaga. Although it is also distinguished a winter terral, equally dry, but cold.
Its proximity to the sea
Torre del Mar is on the shores of the Mediterranean and the beach of Torre del Mar is an extensive beach of family atmosphere and very visited. Because it is very close to the town where a large part of the municipality’s accommodation is concentrated. In addition, during 2010, you will enjoy the “Q” for Tourist Quality.
List to discover the 5 best hotels in Torre del Mar
Hotel Torremar is centrally located. Because it is only 50 m from the beach of Torre del Mar. Malaga and its airport are only 35 km away.
The rooms of the Torremar are bright and have air conditioning, balcony, TV, free WiFi… and also private bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries.
In addition, the hotel’s buffet restaurant offers regional and international cuisine. While the cafeteria serves sandwiches and salads. Guests can also enjoy drinks and chill-out music on the terrace. During the summer months, the restaurant also offers live cuisine. Lunch includes refreshments and beers. The hotel’s 24-hour reception offers car rental service and organizes excursions and activities in the surrounding area. It offers a solarium with whirlpool bathtubs, sun loungers and spectacular sea views.
Hotel BQ Andalucia Beach
This beach hotel, opened in 2003, has a total of 156 double rooms and 5 suites. Guests have at their disposal a large hall, reception open 24 hours, lifts. There is also a bar/cafeteria, an air-conditioned buffet restaurant, a conference room and wifi in a free lobby. There is a garage (with extra charge).
Hotel Mainake in Torre del Mar
This conference hotel, since 2000, has 4 floors and has a total of 38 double rooms and 2 suites.
Guests have at their disposal an entrance hall with elevators, a reception area open 24 hours a day. There is also a hairdressing salon and a safe. It also has a cafeteria, a bar, an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant, Internet connection (at an additional charge), a television room and three multifunctional conference rooms. These have a capacity of 20 to 600 people. You can park your car in the garage or in the car park. Room and laundry services are also available.
Hotel Miraya Beach
This hotel is next to a wonderful beach, in the quiet Andalusian town of Torre del Mar. It is close to major cities such as Seville, Ronda, Granada and Cordoba.
In the vicinity there are a lot of restaurants (where the typical fried fish from Malaga is served). In addition to bars, discotheques and a public transport stop. There is also a river 10 minutes walk away.
The nearest shops and shops are 3 km away, a lake is 15 km away and the caves of Nerja are 15 minutes away by car. Malaga airport is 30 km away.
This hotel opened its doors in 2006 and has 21 cozy rooms spread over 4 floors. It has a lobby with 24 hour reception, safe, cloakroom, elevator, cafeteria, bar, terrace and parking right in front of the hotel. WiFi Internet in all the establishment. Because its modern rooms, have bathroom with hairdryer, bathtub with shower. Where you will find all the articles of welcome or amenittis that you need for your stay.
In addition, they have a direct line telephone, flat TV via satellite, wireless Wifi Internet connection, safe, mini-fridge, double or double bed. The Superior Double rooms have a balcony or terrace and views of the Paseo Marítimo. To make the temperature inside the rooms pleasant, there is individual heating and air conditioning system.
Hotel Las Américas
The hotel Las Américas is next to the beach of Torre del Mar. The hotel is close to shops and restaurants. There are also bus and tram stops near the hotel. The Torremar Hotel restaurant, located 50 meters from the Las Américas Hotel, offers breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
Most of the rooms are air-conditioned and offer sea views. The hotel rooms are simply decorated with charm and have a balcony, fridge, air conditioning, heating, TV…
How you will get to Torre del Mar?
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Torre del Mar Christmas 2020
Visiting the spectacular Bethlehem is one of the main activities you can do during Christmas in Torre del Mar.
Because the Bethlehem of Torre del Mar is already open to the public. It is in the Nuestra Señora del Carmen Cultural Centre.
This Nativity Scene is a composition that occupies a space of 54 square meters, with more than 1,000 decorative figures and that this year opens with strict anti-covid measures, capacity control and temperature taking.
It is one of the largest nativity scenes in the province of Malaga. A recreation closely linked to La Axarquía with a seafaring perspective.
It is made entirely of papier-mâché and is a very charismatic model, with elements inspired by the town of Torre del Mar, very characteristic of its history and past.
The nativity scene recreates different motifs of Torre del Mar. It also has a 250 litre closed circuit watercourse.
The Christmas lights in Torre del Mar have also been on since 5th December.
But there is also a complete programme full of activities for all ages and the most complete, visiting different areas of Torre del Mar. The events will take place in important places such as Paseo de Larios, Calle Princesa, Plaza de la Axarquía or Plaza de Juan Aguilar.
Throughout December and early January there will be attractions, castles and children’s workshops, and a charanga parade. In the Paseo de Larios, the traditional ZAMBOMBÁ will be held on the 13th, 14th and 15th of December, which will be rounded off on the 15th with a concert by Manuel Orta, which will take place on Sunday at 7pm.
You can also follow the whole programme of each day on the social networks of the Tenencia de Alcaldía.
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