Torre del Mar Travel Guide
Saint Andrew Parish - Parroquia de San Andrés
Torre del Mar's church is a modern big and modern building which can host lots of people inside. Some years ago it has air conditioning! Inside is very sober. Behind the altar there is a big crucifix and on the left the Carmelite's Virgin, the fishermen's patron.La iglesia...
Seaside walk - Paseo Maritimo
It was built in 1989 and that made the town come alive. From then on Torre del Mar became the hot spot of his county, attracting lots of tourist and, consequently, the need for more shops and services arose.Fue construido en 1989, dando vida a la población. A partir de...
Karting del Sol has two karts circuits, the adult one and the kiddies one. It has a mini golf, games area and restaurant too.El Karting del Sol tiene dos pistas de kart, la de adultos y la de niños. También tiene un mini golf, area de juegos y restaurante.
Aquavelis Water Park - Parque acuático Aquavelis
If you want to spend a nice day with lots of fun go here. There are 21 slides, two big swimming pools, a wave pool, kids area, restaurants, mini-golf...Si quieres pasar un día entretenido ven aqui. Hay 21 toboganes, dos piscinas grandes, una piscina de olas, zona infantil,...
Enjoy Mediterranean Sea
What everybody want to do at any worlwide seashore town is... enjoy the sea. So, let's go! But be carefull, you'll reach the deep part pretty soon and water is a little cold.Lo que quiere hacer todo el mundo en cualquier lugar costero del mundo es disfrutar del mar, así...
Bandstand - Quiosco de música
This nice bandstand is used by the local music band, mainly in fair times, and by other kind of events too, as folclor concerts or speeches.Este bonito quiosco de música lo utiliza la banda municipal, principalmente durante la feria, pero también se usa para otros eventos...
Light house - Faro
This is the "new" light house, authomatic, electronic and photoelectric. It has 29 metres over sea level and 26 over groung. Its light has 13 nautical miles beam. It's located at the seaside walk.Este es el faro "nuevo", automático, electrónico y fotoeléctrico. Tiene 29...
Seaside walk - Paseo Marítimo
It's said that Torre del Mar's seaside walk is the best one in Europe. Believe it or not it's a 3 long kilometres promenade with a nice gardens, sport courts, fountains, a bandstand, "chiringuitos" and the light house.Se dice que el Paseo Marítimo de Torre del Mar es el...
trendy's: stands out
Torre del mar has never had a good reputation for food. There is a smattering of fish tapas or steak restuarants that serve amazing unfussy yet delicious food, but other than that it is half hearted effort places than are pleased there is so much passing Trade. We happened...
Any of them: Chiringuitos
There are lots of informal restaurants along the seaside walk, called "chiringuitos". Whatever you decide to stop and eat you'll taste the delicious local fishes at reasonable prices.What is giving the difference between a "chiringuito" and a regular restaurant is that...
"El Copo" (a fishery utility) is the place where more than a hundred of night bars are concentrated. The atmosphere is really mixed, being more casual at the first row bars and more clasical at the back."El Copo" es el lugar donde se concentran más de cien bares de copas. El...
Bar Casa Mia: The Antique Shop
This is the `Cheers Bar` of Torre del Mar. It had a diehard core of regulars and the bartender and owner is a real character. Newcomers are heartily welcomed by all if you`re up for a chat.Bar Casa Mia is a converted antique shop, and many of the old wares are still there....
If you come here by car the best way is the "Autovía del Mediterraneo" (Mediterranean Speedway), which come from Malaga to AlmeriaSi vienes en coche el mejor camino es cojer la "Autovía del Mediterraneo", que va desde Málaga hasta Almería.
There are buses from Malaga city to Torre del Mar with Alsina Graells company.Hay autobuses desde Málaga hasta Torre del Mar con la compañía Alsina Graells.
At this time a tram is under construction in town. It also will link Torre del Mar with Velez-Malaga.En estos momentos se está construyendo un tranvía en la población. También unirá Torre del Mar con Vélez-Málaga.
El Ingenio: Shopping centre
It's a huge shopping mall with a big supermarket, lots of specialiced shops, cinemas and restaurants. The building is interesting itself because it recreates a corn mill.
Es un gran centro comercial con un supermercado, muchas tiendas especializadas, cines y restaurantes. El edificio también es interesante pues recrea una fábrica de maiz.
What to buy: Everything
What to pay: Depend of what you buy
Depende de lo que compres
Updated Sep 13, 2005
Address: Av. Juan Carlos I, s/n
At night there are dozens of CD peddlars roaming the bars and restaurants of Torre del Mar looking for business. They carry thousands of cheap, burned CDs with them. They are by no means pushy, but if you take a look through their catalogue, you`re probably expected to make a purchase.
Unique Suggestions: In this case, the CD seller was from Sudan. In a last ditch effort to make a sale, he said I could take a picture of him with the CD and then get my money back if the CD didn`t work!
One of the CDs I bought was scratchy and he replaced it when I saw him the following day ;-)
Written Jul 29, 2004
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.
Written Sep 9, 2005
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...
Beyond the beach
There is more to Torre del Mar than the beach. I found it interesting enough just wandering around town or along the coast.Many of the local restaurants get their fish from the coastal area around Torre del Mar.It was perfectly safe to walk around the town, even late at...
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