Waiting for being an autonomous city
Torre del Mar is actually a neighborhood of Velez Malaga, a town 4 kilometres away. Locals asked to the National Government to obtein their independence and to have their own mayor and town hall. Recently a Supreme Court sentence denied them their petition.
Realmente Torre del Mar es un barrio de Vélez-Málaga, una ciudad que está a 4 kilómetros de distancia. Los torreños han pedido al gobierno nacional su independencia en muchas ocasiones para tener su propio alcalde y su ayuntamiento. Recientemente una sentencia del Tribunal Supremo les ha negado su petición.
The lunch was very tasty and the most important was that they brought everything in 3-4 minutes something that seemed to be very strange due to the fact that in all the other cities in Spain we had to wait a lot of time to bring us what we ordered.
Former light house - Antiguo faro
This small light house is inland, near Av. Toré-Toré. It was built in 1930 and has 11 metres, but it isn't the first light house in town, otherwise it was erected in 1864 at other location. It has changed its place some times, till is current position at the seaside walk.
Este pequeño faro está tierra adentro, cerca de Toré-Toré. Fué vonstruido en 1930 y tiene 11 metros, pero no es el primer faro de la población, ya que éste fue construido en 1864 en otro lugar. Ha cambiado de posición algunas veces, hasta su definitivo emplazamiento en el paseo marítimo.
Sunny in November
"Torre del Mar"
Torre del mar is a small town located on the Costa del Sol, about halfway between Malaga and Nerja.
It`s a resort town and many of the activities revolve around the tourist industry.
Torre del Mar has a great atmosphere. It`s very relaxed and laid back. A lot of retirees from Germany and England live there and I think that might be something to do with it.
I have to apologise in advance for the quality of the pictures on this page. My photography is not great at the best of times but I didn't have a digicam when I took these. Sorry!
The reason I went to Torre del Mar was to visit Ursula, whose family I had lived with when I did a student exchange in Germany ten years previously. Ursula moved to Spain so I thought it would be a good chance to visit.
Ursula was a wonderful host. Knowing one of the `locals` was a great way to meet people and see more of the area. I got to know the town quite well in the two weeks I was there. I was even interviewed for 45 minutes on local radio!
Torre del Mar is amazingly international. Germans, Dutch, French, English, and of course Spanish and best of all, everybody gets on.
In this picture I am sitting with Ursula and Herbert, the Dutch proprietor of our local bar.
"Sit back and relax"
If you have already seen Nerja and Malaga, you might find yourself wanting to just sit back and relax. You can take a walk along the beach, wander out to a restaurant for a late lunch or sit on the balcony and chill out.
If you want action, you might be bored, but if relaxation in the sun sounds good then this is the place ;-)