Fuengirola is one of the most emblematic villas on the Costa del Sol Malaga, halfway between the
capital and Marbella is a beautiful city with much to offer, in this article we will give you the
reasons why you should visit Fuengirola.
We can highlight three main elements in the city, its beautiful beaches that attract thousands of
tourists every year in summer, its monumental historical heritage, fruit of a history of invasions,
blood and conquests and its commitment to nature with one of the most beatiful zoos of Spain. Are
you prepared to Fuengirola ?
Let us begin to talk about the historical heritage of the city Fuengirola was founded by the original
Iberian inhabitants of the place the Bastulans, there by the Millennium I a.c., the Phoenicians took
the place and call it Syalis. Of all this, little is left ... successive invasions took the constructive
elements and reused them ... nevertheless to the fall of the Phoenicians the Romans took the place
and they called it ground where a federated city was created, the Romans left The first that we can
erestos as the baths and the villa of the Farm of the Secretary or the salads of fish that are in the
skirts of the mount of the castle.
Monuments of Fuengirola
The origin of the city is really old, although it has been abandoned several times. Although it is
believed that previously was a settlement bástulo.
Nevertheless the first historical metion arrives in the 500 a. C. In the texts of Hecateo. Mention is
made of Syalis, which suggests that it may have been one of the Punic colonies on the Malaga
This same name is reproduced by Mela, Ptolemy or Pliny, which places it between Malacca and
Sálduba as a fortified settlement. From the third century onwards a. C. and after the second Punic
war, Syalis, like all the settlements located in the south of Hispania, happens to be dominion
This Arab citadel was raised above a former Roman fort. It is located on a small isolated hill next to
the mouth of the Fuengirola river. Most of what can be seen today is from the time of the Caliph of
Abderramán III, who ordered the construction of the castle in 956.
Phoenician and Punic remains have also been found in its surroundings, in the deposits of Suel and
Now its a wellworthy visit in this beautiful town.
Hotels in Fuengirola
Fuengirola has many greats hotels and touristic apartments for everybody.
We can highlight some of them
Ipv beatriz Hotel and Spa Fuengirola
Hotel Las Piramides Fuengirola
Apartments Ronda4 Fuengirola
Apartments Nuriasol Fuengirola
Hotel Itaca Fuengirola
Roman archaeological site dated between the 1st and 5th centuries. It is located next to Arroyo
Pajares, in the district of Los Pacos. The complex is divided in two by the N-340 and has two
distinct areas, a salting factory and a thermal zone. It emphasizes a porticada room decorated with
mosaics and with two praefurnium (furnaces) for the heating of the thermal baths.
This Aarchaeological site of Roman origin discovered in 1991. It consists of the remains of a
thermal building in good condition.
Church of Our Lady of the Rosary
it is the main Catholic temple of the city, located in the Place of the Constitution. It emphasizes the
cover of baroque style formed by two pilasters and a fronton party, although the present church
dates from years 40 of century XX.
Zoo Fuengirola BioPark
This BioPark has a surface of 2 ha and about 1,300 individuals of 140 different species. It is one of
the best zoos in Andalusia and one of the most beautiful zoos you'll ever see. It is different and
enchanting. It has animals that are not found in others like the Komodo dragon. It is very original as
like the lemmurs tree.
Fuengirola has three buildings included in the catalog of the Andalusian Institute of Historical
Heritage as notable examples of the architecture of the Modern Movement: the Opera Apartments,
work of 1962 by the architect Andrés Escassi; The Gallery Building, located on the seafront
promenade; And the Municipal Covered Swimming Pool, by the architect Luis Machuca Santacruz,
built in 1999.
The eight km of the coast of Fuengirola are divided in seven beaches, according to the local
administration. All the beaches are urban and suitable for bathing.
In 2009 Fuengirola became the only municipality in Spain where all its beaches have been awarded
the blue flag.29 However, this contrasts with the complaints of businessmen and citizens about the
quality of the water and the delay of The commissioning of the wastewater treatment plant within
the comprehensive sanitation system of the Costa del Sol.
In general, the beaches of Fuengirola are low and sandy and calm waters, although they require
annual contributions of sand, which is usually of fine golden or dark grain. All are accessible from
the Paseo Marítimo and have a high degree of occupancy.
From north to south the beaches are the following: Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches-Las
Gaviotas, the seagulls beach has a beach adapted for the disabled, San Francisco, Fuengirola, Santa
Amalia and Ejido-Castillo.
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