Torrox Things to Do

  • Things to Do
    by lina112
  • Things to Do
    by lina112
  • Things to Do
    by lina112

Most Recent Things to Do in Torrox

  • lina112's Profile Photo

    Ermita y Convento Ntra Sra de las Nieves

    by lina112 Written Mar 11, 2014
    1 more image

    The Chapel and Convent of Our Lady of the Snows was built in the eighteenth century and was founded by the monks of the Order Minimum of San Francisco. The convent, Mudéjar consists of two floors, a courtyard and an inner cloister, attached in addition to a small church Latin cross. Among other religious uses, the convent was used as a warehouse for fruits.

    La Ermita y Convento Nuestra Señora de las Nieves se construyó en el siglo XVIII y fue fundado por los frailes Mínimos de la Orden de San Francisco. El convento, de estilo mudéjar, está formado por dos plantas, por un patio y un claustro interior, además de tener adosada una pequeña iglesia de cruz latina. Entre otros usos religiosos, el Convento fue usado como almacén para frutas.

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces

    Was this review helpful?

  • lina112's Profile Photo

    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

    by lina112 Written Mar 11, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation was founded in the fifteenth century and restored in the XVII, stands on the former mosque, is a three-nave Baroque church whose bell tower is square. The parish was erected in 1505 by the Archbishop of Seville, Don Diego Deza and confirmed in 1510 by Bishop Villaescusa de Haro. The early church had to be very simple, with a single nave made ​​of brick and masonry and wood frame. Renovated in 1630 by Pedro Díaz Palacios, also author of the renewal of the Church of San Juan in Malaga.*

    Iglesia de 3 naves separadas por pilares cruciformes y arcos de medio punto. Las cubiertas son de armaduras mudéjares de madera aunque prácticamente en su totalidad están rehechas. La nave central tiene tirantes y las colgadizos. La parroquia fue erigida en 1505 por el arzobispo de Sevilla, D.Diego Deza y confirmada en 1510 por el Obispo Villaescusa de Haro. La primitiva iglesia tuvo que ser muy sencilla y con una sola nave hecha de ladrillo y mampostería y armadura de madera. En 1630 se renovó por D. Pedro Díaz Palacios, autor también de la renovación de la Iglesia de San Juan en Málaga.

    Related to:
    • Photography
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Lighthouse - Faro

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Roman Necropolis - Necrópolis Romana

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Punta de Torrox balcony
    1 more image

    There is a Roman Necropolis with thermal baths and a fish salting factory along the coast. The viewing of these sights has been enhanced thanks to the construction in 2003 of the glass balcony called Punta de Torrox (Point of Torrox) You can see the ruins through the glasses, but just if they're clean enough, of course!

    A lo largo de la costa hay una Necrópolis Romana con baños termales y una fábrica de conserva de pescado en sal. La vista de estos restos se han facilitado con la construcción de un balcón de cristal en 2003 llamado Punta de Torrox. Puedes ver los restos a traves de los cristales, pero siempre que estos estén limpios, claro.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Torrox-Costa

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Playa Ferrara
    1 more image

    As I explained you on the intro page Torrox has two parts: inland and coast. The coastal area stretches for 3 kms along them there is a flat pedestrianised promenade. Starting at the lighthouse the promenade runs west along the entire length of the main beach, called Playa Ferrara. Most of Torrox's shops, bars and restaurants are to be found either along the promenade or in among the apartment buildings that stretch back to the main coast road.

    Como te dije en la página introductoria Torrox tiene dos partes: la interior y la costera. La zona de costa se extiende 3 kilómetros a lo largo de los cuales hay un paseo marítimo peatonal. Comenzando desde el faro el paso va hacia el oeste por toda la playa principal, llamada Playa Ferrara. La mayoría de las tiendas, bares y restaurantes de Torrox están aquí, tanto a lo largo del paseo como entre los bloques de apartamentos que se extienden hacia adentro de la carretera.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Hermitage and Convent of Our Lady of Snow

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Convent - El Convento
    1 more image

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Arab Tower - Torreón Árabe

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Arab tower - Torreon arabe

    This 12th century tower was part of the Arab Fortress and it was linked with another ones by walls. It's very simple, with painted walls and battlements in the top. Currently it's the Tourist Information Office.

    Esta torre del siglo XII era parte de la fortaleza árabe y estaba unida a otras por medio de murallas. Es muy simple, con paredes pintadas y almenas en lo alto. Actualmente es la Oficina de Información Turística.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Our Lady of the Incarnation Church

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Main fa��ade and tower - Fachada principal y torre
    3 more images

    This is the biggest church in town. It was built in the 17th century over an ancient mosque, but it was completly rebuilt at the end of the 19th after a earthquake. This is a Baroque church with three naves and a square tower.

    Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

    Es la iglesia más grande del pueblo. Se construyó en el siglo XVII sobre una antigua mezquita pero tuvo que ser completamente reconstruida al final del siglo XIX tras el terremoto. Es una iglesia de estilo barroco con tres naves y una torre cuadrada.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    The Gateway - El Portón

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The gateway - El Port��n
    1 more image

    Walking through old Torrox we found this gateway, which was the north gate of the fortress walls. Next to it there is a tile sign with a picture showing how these fortress and walls looked in the past, and a text explaining it. You can see it better on the second picture, but if you don't understand Spanish I'm traslating it for you: "What people call fort is a strong tower with four corners. The first floor is made of brick and there are two more floors made of wood. Next to this tower there is a house with two rooms with very good walls from which we can pass to the tower by a drawbridge. It is situated in a secure place. The entrance has a square with a wall all around. The high fortification comes near the village."

    Paseando por la parte vieja de Torrox vimos este portón, que era la puerta norte de las murallas de la fortaleza. Junto a ella hay un mosaico de azulejos con un dibujo en el que se muestra como eran la fortaleza y las murallas en el pasado, así como un texto en el que se describen ambas. Puedes ver esto mejor en la segunda foto.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    Al-Mansur - Almanzor

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sculpture of Al-Mansur - Escultura de Almanzor

    Torrox is said to be the birthplace of the Arabian leader Al-Mansur, in 940, when Spain was occupied by the Moorish. This is a controversial fact, because some historian think he was born in Algeciras (Strait of Gibraltar, in the province of Cadiz). One way or another Torrox recevied an important Arab influence. Some centuries of Moorish civilization marked its urban personality and its history: in its castle, Abd al-Rahman I, organized the army that conquered the city of Cordoba in 756. Two centuries later Al-Mansur became Caliph of Cordoba. There is an "Al-Mansur route" to visit some interesting places in town starting from his sculpture at Constitution Square.

    Se dice que Torrox es el lugar de nacimiento del lider árabe Almanzor, en 940, cuando España estaba ocupada por los árabes. Este es un hecho controvertido, pues algunos historiadores piensan que verdaderamente nació en Algeciras (Estrecho de Gibraltar, en la provincia de Cádiz). De una manera u otra Torrox recibió una importante influencia musulmana. Siglos de civilización árabe marcaron su personalidad urbana y su historia: en su castillo, Abderramán I organizó el ejército para conquistar la ciudad de Córdoba en 756. Dos siglos más tarde Almanzor sería Califa de Córdoba. Hay una "ruta de Almanzor" para visitar algunos lugares interesantes del pueblo comenzando por su escultura en la Plaza de la Constitución.

    Was this review helpful?

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    House of the Hole - Casa de la Hoya

    by spanishguy Updated Mar 7, 2006

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    General view - Vista general
    1 more image

    This is a noble 19th century house built in a depression or "hole" as it's seen from Plaza de la Constitucion (Constitution Square). The King Alphonso XII was accomodated here when he visited the town in 1885 after an horrible earthquake held in Torrox one month later. Currently it's the Court-House in town.

    Esta es una casa noble del siglo XIX, construida en una depresión o "hoya" vista desde la Plaza de la Constitución. El Rey Alfonso XII se alojó aquí cuando visitó Torrox en 1885 tras un horrible terremoto acaecido en la ciudad un mes antes. Actualmente es el Palacio de Justicia de la ciudad.

    Was this review helpful?

  • florry's Profile Photo

    Festival in torrox

    by florry Written Oct 5, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    fireworks

    There are festivals all over spain around september and october.in torrox its on for 4 days where everybody get dressed up, the streets are full of lights and decoration..music everywhere..and people dance into the morning. The place just has a fantastic atmosphare and even this festival isnt for the tourist they are very welcome

    Related to:
    • Wine Tasting
    • Architecture
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo

    The Roman Necropolis 3

    by Beach_dog Written Feb 9, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    More of the graves.

    Another view of the Necroplis this time from the beach path. Some of the graves had been strengthened or renovated with modern bricks and concrete blocks, not something that impressed me. I assume it was done before the protective shelter was built and the site was on open public land.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo

    The Roman Necropolis 2

    by Beach_dog Written Feb 9, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Viewing platform.

    The graves have been protected by a cantilever design shelter. You can walk over it to view the graves below it through a glass floor. Not well designed though as the light reflected from the sky and the dirt on the glass made viewing difficult.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo

    The Roman Pottery Kiln

    by Beach_dog Written Feb 9, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Roman Kiln.

    Just back from the beach near the lighthouse you can see the remains of the Roman pottery kiln, not much survives today, just the base of the kiln and the firepit. It is good to see it preserved but it is housed in a rather delapidated concrete shelter.

    It dates from the first century when the Romans started a pottery industry here at Torrox Costa.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Torrox

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

68 travelers online now

Comments

Torrox Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Torrox things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Torrox sightseeing.

View all Torrox hotels