Vélez-Málaga Travel Guide

  • Vélez-Málaga
    by lina112
  • Vélez-Málaga
    by carolineraat
  • Vélez-Málaga
    by carolineraat

Vélez-Málaga Things to Do

  • Carmen theatre - Teatro del Carmen

    It's a small theatre where classical music and dramas are performed till june. Este es un pequeño teatro donde se representa música clásica y teatro hasta junio.

    more
  • Santa María la Mayor Church - Iglesia

    This church was built up over an ancient mosque and it was consecrated to the Virgin of the Incarnation by the Catholic Monarch in 1487. It's a nice example of a Christian construction with Mudejar elements (Moorish culture at Christian land) Esta iglesia se construyó sobre una antigua mezquita y fue consagrada a la Virgen de la Encarnación por los...

    more
  • Beniel Palace - Palacio de Beniel

    It is the best civil building in town. It was built in the 17th century by the Marquis of Beniel. It had been the Court and the Town Hall and nowadays it houses the Maria Zambrano Foundation (a well known philosopher, 1907-1991). Notice the marble main entrance and the forge balconies. Este es el mejor edificio civil de la ciudad. Fue construido en...

    more
  • Ferninand VI fountain - Fuente Fernando...

    It's not well known the origin of the Ferdinand VI fountain (King of Spain from 1746 to 1759). It's said that it was built up in the 18th century, but some people think it's from the 16th century because a Philip II coats-of-arms (King of Spain from 1556 to 1598). It's a typical fountain where people used to fill their pitchers to drink at home in...

    more
  • The hermitage - La ermita

    The Our Lady of Los Remedios Hermitage is a 17th century building. It hostes the Vélez-Málaga's patron, the Virgin of "Los Remedios". The locals venerate this image from the first time she arrives here from Granada, in the 16th century. The hermitage is placed on the San Cristobal hill. La ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios es un edificio del...

    more
  • The fortress - La fortaleza

    You can see the fortress on your left from the highway as you leave from Málaga. This is a Moorish defencide tower built in the 13th century. It's in very poor condition, but it's worth climbing the mountain to admire the panoramic view. Se puede ver la fortaleza a la izquierda de la autovía, viniendo de Málaga. Es una torre defensiva musulmana...

    more

Vélez-Málaga Hotels

Vélez-Málaga Transportation

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Tram - Tranv��a

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Vélez-Málaga Shopping

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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

    De todo

    What to pay: It depends of what you are going to buy.

    Depende de lo que compres

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Vélez-Málaga Local Customs

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    The students' Christ - Cristo de los Estudiantes 3 more images

    by spanishguy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Vélez-Málaga has a beautiful representation of the Holy Week. As you know, there is a Spanish tradition consisting in taking the images out of their churches in the Holy Week to commemorate Christ Passion. Here are some beautiful examples:
    - The Students' Christ (Maundy Thursday)
    - Ecce homo (Holy Monday)
    - Christ with the donkey (Palm Sunday)
    - Virgin of "El Rocío" (Palm Sunday)

    Vélez-Málaga tiene una bonita representación de la Semana Santa. Como sabeis es tradicional en España sacar las imágenes de los templos durante la Semana Santa paraconmemorar la Pasión de Jesucristo. Aquí hay algunos bonitos ejemplos:
    - Cristo de los Estudiantes (Jueves Santo)
    - Ecce homo (Lunes Santo)
    - Cristo de la pollinica (Domingo de Ramos)
    - Virgen del Rocío (Domingo de Ramos)

    Related to:
    • Religious Travel

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Vélez-Málaga Off The Beaten Path

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Town hall - Ayuntamiento

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The town hall is a modern building and, in fact, not too much interesting.

    El ayuntamiento es un edificio moderno y, en realidad, no muy interesante.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Vélez-Málaga Favorites

  • spanishguy's Profile Photo
    Parade of Andalusia entrance - Entrada Paseo de An 1 more image

    by spanishguy Updated Jun 8, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Definitely, it's a peaceful city where people can walk the streets without too much traffic. As it's not a coastal city, it lacks a seaside boardwalk, but they do a parade. It's called Parade of Andalusia It has a gate with three arches at the entrance, a fountain and two lines of trees which make this area a shady zone: very nice resting place after your tour.

    Definitivamente esta es una ciudad tranquila, donde se puede dar un paseo por sus calles sin mucho tráfico. Como no es una ciudad de costa no tiene paseo marítimo, pero sí tiene un paseo. Es el Paseo de Andalucía, que tiene una puerta con tres arcos a la entrada, una fuente y dos lineas de árboles que convierten a este lugar en una zona sombreada muy agradable para descansar tras nuestro paseo.

    Was this review helpful?

    more

Instant Answers: Vélez-Málaga

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

64 travelers online now

Comments

Vélez-Málaga Travel Guide
Map of Vélez-Málaga

View all Vélez-Málaga hotels