The remains of an Roman era at Punta Torrox.
Is has been documented and confirmed that there Phoenicians near the coast.
In the area near the Lighthouse at Punta Torrox near the mouth of the Torox river there are ruins of houses and a necropolis and roman baths were found here.
Close up of the remains of Roman era.
This deposit corresponds to the well-known Roman population like Clavicum or Caviclum, founded on century l and that was inhabited until beginnings of century VIII, since in her have been currencies visigodas.
Hermitage and Convent of Our Lady of Snow
The Municipal Council, in the 17th century, asked to the Monks to open a religious Monastery in order to educate the local children. The Convent was expropriated during the disentailment of Mendizabal (the Spanish Minister who promoted it) in 1836 and then it was used as warehouse. On the other hand the Hermitage kept with its religious use. The former Convent is used for local cultural services currently and the Hermitage hosts the images of the patron saints: Our Lady of Snow and San Roque.
Ermita y Convento de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves
El Consejo Municipal, en el siglo XVII, pidió a los monjes que abrieran un Monasterio religioso para educar a los niños del municipio. El Convento fue expropiado durante la desamortización de Mendizabal (el Ministro español que la promovió) en 1836 y desde entonces fue utilizado como almacén. Por otro lado la Ermita permaneció con su uso religioso. Actualmente el antiguo Convento se utiliza para servicios culturales del ayuntamiento y la Ermita acoje a las imágenes de los patronos de Torrox: Nuestra Señora de las Nieves y San Roque.
Lighthouse - Faro
This lighthouse comes from 1864 and it has a height of 39 metres over sea level. I think the guard or technician still living here.
Este faro es del año 1864 y tiene una altura de 39 metros sobre el nivel mar. Creo que el guarda o técnico del faro sigue viviendo aquí.
Torrox Costa is only 4 Km from Torrox ,it is nice.
"This is the Torrox sign we saw from our Car."
We arrived in Torrox Costa after we drove from Frigiliana and we did not stay very long and we did not visit the town Torrox itself,
We did visit Torrox Costa ,so I will show you in this page what we did and where we went .I think the sign
says ,'' Best Climate in Europe ''
I have no idea if that is true or not .
We had a good time and we had fun, and we learned some history again.
Torrox is a good place to visit as a base Town and from here explore the region with its mountain's it's national Parks and the old Towns. Torrox is about 45 Km from Malaga and that is not that far .There are Roman ruins all along the coast and the caves at Nerja are not far and they are wonderful and make for agreat visit The ruins of the Roman Village at the Torrox Lighthouse are protected as a Property of Cultural Interest.
Torrox Costa, is a resort only some some 4 kilometres (2 miles) from Torrox with beautiful beaches, promenade, restaurants, shops, night life, tennis courts, swimming pools, etc. It is this combination of old and new which makes Torrox such an interesting place to stay.
Torrox has a busy festive calendar all the year round, its most important festival being from October 4th and 8th. The Fiesta de las Migas takes place on the last Sunday before Christmas, a festival in which visitors to the town can sample this exquisite dish accompanied by a glass of wine from the area and music and dancing in the streets.For more info on Torrox & Festivals see this website. http://www.costadelsol.net/web/torrox/Index.htm