The castle El Castillo Sohail has got an interesting story. It is located on a hill at the outskirt of Fuengirola and is 38 meters above sea level. The Carthaginians and Romans occupied it continuously many centuries ago. On the ruins of these settlements the first buildings were erected at the time of the Caliphs. Then the Almohades built a defensive wall in the 12th century. And the Christian army occupied the castle in 1485 and adapted it to their military purpose, f.ex. they removed the eastern tower to fit their cannons, which are still on display at the castle. The castle is now being restored by the students of the Workshop of Fuengirola Town Hall.
The castle is a meeting place for the people of Fuengirola and the Fuengirola Town Festival is held there every summer.
You can reach the castle by foot and walking there from the train station takes ca 20 minutes. You then have to walk up the hill by a paved track. You get the best view of Fuengirola from the castle.
The castle is open all year from Monday to Sunday morning and afternoon.
Admission is 3 euros for adults.
You can't miss this place walking down the beach or driving down the highway. It was interesting , a long hike up to the place it is 38 meters above sea level, so wear comfortable shoes. 3 euro for adults and 2 euro for kids. It is something to do while you in Fuengirola. It has one big open space in the middle then nothing but stairs along the walls where you can look at the ocean then that is about it.
The most representative monument of Fuengirola is the Castle of Sohail (Arabic fortress built in the time of Abderraman III). There are archeological remains of Roman origin, in the site at the land of "El Secretario". The present apperance of the city has changed spectaculary since the sixties, passing from being a small fishing town to becoming one of the leading lights of the Costa del Sol. From a handicraft industry's point of view, the city is one of the most important centres in the province, where an important number of workshopd work in pottery, precious metals and jewellery, leather goods and wooden furniture and upholstery.
Sohail Castle (Castillo de Sohail) was originally built by Muslims sometime between 1090 and 1114, only to be destroyed in 1487 during Christian reconquest.
Later, pirate attacks obligated its restoration for sea defense, and here it stands today.
It's a walk and a half up to steep hill, but the views are wonderful when you get to the top.
The Castle of Sohail is build next the river of Fuengirola at the end of Fuengirola at the beach. Is a good place to go for seeing all the coast from its tower. There you can also see rests of romans, arabics ... Now you have to pay entrance, I think of 1 euro, and some times in summer knights you can go there to a music concert.
I just recomend to go walking throught the beach and climb the little mountain to see it, but not going there just for seeing it. The nice thing is walk around. To go to its beach at day or knight. Its beautiful see it at knight iluminated.
In summer you can cook your dinner at one of the boats that are at the beach, or go there to see how spanish people go there to have dinner and sleep there with all their family and always with music around.
Wednesday to Friday from 10 to 14:30 hrs
Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 16:00
Just at the end of the Promenade is this castle.
It was constructed by Carlos V, Charles the 5th, but now is a place for concerts.
It deserves the visit.
the beaches around are very nice.