Torrox Travel Guide

  • Torrox
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Torrox Things to Do

  • Ermita y Convento Ntra Sra de las Nieves

    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...

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  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la...

    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...

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  • 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.

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  • Roman Necropolis - Necrópolis Romana

    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...

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  • Torrox-Costa

    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...

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  • Hermitage and Convent of Our Lady of...

    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...

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  • Arab Tower - Torreón Árabe

    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...

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  • Our Lady of the Incarnation Church

    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...

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  • The Gateway - El Portón

    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...

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  • Al-Mansur - 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...

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  • House of the Hole - Casa de la Hoya

    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,...

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  • Festival in torrox

    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

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  • Near Torrox Costa we saw this beautiful...

    As we drove closer to Torrox Costa we saw this beautiful appartment building and it had a great view .

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  • A picture of Ferrera Beach in Torrox...

    A nice view of the Beach in Torrox Costa .The weather could have been better .No girls on the Beach ,shucks.Oh well.Next time we come when it is a bit warmer.

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  • A big rock formation along the shore...

    This one cought my eye , the water makes such cool noises when it comes in and leaves ,sucking noises.pretty cool.

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  • There are nice areas to walk in Torrox...

    As the picture shows there are nice areas to walk along the Mediterranean,and this trail was going towards the beautiful Lighthouse.

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  • Huge glass balcony above Roman remains...

    This balcony is build above the Roman remains of '' Faro '' it is glass and you can look at the remains through the glass .The view from this balcony is wonderful looking at the Mediterranean.

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  • A great looking Beach in Torrox Costa

    Very nice Beach & boulevard,it was cloudy day in february, that might be the reason why there are very few walking around.

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Torrox Hotels

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  • Hotel La Casa

    Plazuela de Barajas 3, Calle Baja, Torrox, 29770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Riu Ferrara

    Paseo Maritimo S/N, Torrox, 29793, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Santa Rosa

    Malaga Almeria Km. 125, TORROX, 00000, ES

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Torrox Restaurants

  • Great food & football!

    Of the restaurants in the main Plaza, I like these two the best for their friendly staff, good food and value, and football in Manolo's (Aries) is great fun! Anything

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  • Best Restaurant in Spain!!!

    This is a truley superb restaurant, just ask any of the local foreigners who live in Torrox!From the road all you can see is a door and stairs disappearring down, but inside it's a really amazing courtyard with trees and a waterfall!Just the most unusual location and the food is superb, but dress up or they'll refuse you entry!! - no football tops...

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  • Plaza de la Constitución

    Plaza de la Constitucion is the very centre of Torrox and it's supposed to be the most lively area in town. In spite of this it was pretty empty when we was there, in November. The most modern cafeteria was closed and the traditional one was frequented just for retired men. We prefered to continue our trip to Torre del Mar to drink a coffe there....

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  • Local Bar

    The Bar is on the Plaza de la constitution where you can sit in the shade have some nice salads, fish, bread cheese and ham....Very friendly people and you will meet locals to talk to. " tuna salad"

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  • Some great ice cream in this Heladeria

    Well we had Ice cream here , this Heladeria -Pasteleria was a clean pleasant Ice creamCafe restaurant.Very nice ,and as you will see in my Ice cream travelogue the ice cream was great ,and they were BIGGGGGGGGG.

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  • Pretty cool ice cream.

    On both my visits to Torrox Costa, we went to this cafeteria / ice-cream parlour on the beach. They have a great selection of ice-creams, just about any combination you want with a selection of different toppings.

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Torrox Nightlife

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    by florry Written Oct 6, 2004

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    There are not too many bars in torrox, but around the plaza are a few nice bars where you can sit and drink and watch people passing by.

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Torrox Local Customs

  • Migas Festival

    Last Sunday before Xmas is the big festival of the Migas. 35,000 people come for the free food, wine, dancing and music.

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  • Feast after midnight

    Meeting some local people we got invited into there houses to share there food..Its very hard to refuse...

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    9 Hotels in Torrox

Torrox Off The Beaten Path

  • Moorish plan - Trazado musulman

    Like most of the villages in the region Torrox has Arabic origins with a labyrinth of narrow streets of white washed houses radiating up and out from the main square. Buy houses are neither as pretty as in Frigiliana and nor as traditional. Any way it worth a visit if you can deep yourself into a real Andalusian city. Como la mayoría de los...

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  • Small altars - Pequeños altares

    There are some altars with Virgin images and small religious pictures of Saints in old town. They have been placed there by people who pray and who wish that other people will pray to them too and ask to any necessity. Anyone could look after this images putting here a flower, a candle or giving a donation. This one is a piety (the Virgin Mary with...

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  • Go for the little streets

    The Streets in torrox are very beautiful.You will see flowers hanging over balconys , nicely painted houses and of course the tiles in all different cloures.

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Torrox Favorites

  • Town Hall - Ayuntamiento

    Ok, it's not my fondest memory about Torrox, but it's not a thing to do too. The Town Hall is a modern (not classy) building at Plaza de la Constitucion, next to Our Lady of the Incarnation Church. If you need to make any official issue you can contact it. Vale, este no es my mejor recuerdo de Torrox, pero tampoc es una "cosa para hacer". El...

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  • Plan your stroll - Planea tu paseo

    It's very easy to find your way in Torrox one time you have reached Plaza de la Constitucion. There's one big city map showing you four differents routes to visit all the monuments in town. In addition there is a local tourist information office at the Arab Tower, not far from here. Es muy facil encontrar los sitios en Torrox una vez que has...

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  • Hills

    torrox is build up the mountains..so people with walking trouble wont find it too easy to get around as some off the streets are quiet steep. With soo many little streets i did get lost a bit, but after a while it was very easy to get around the place.

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