Historical Heritage

Since ancient times, the privileged enclave occupied by Fuengirola attracted and left enchanted however many Mediterranean civilisations arrived on these coasts.

Each of these peoples, Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs... settled here leaving vestiges of their culture, which we can today appreciate through our historical heritage.

Sohail Castle


CLOSED FROM 9th TO 20th SEPTEMBER DUE TO MARENOSTRUM EVENTS.

ADDRESS: C/ Tartesos. 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga).
LOCATION

WINTER OPENING HOURS:
Monday closed (except public holidays).
From Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 am - 2 pm // 3:30 pm - 6 pm.
SUMMER OPENING HOURS:
Monday closed (except public holidays).
From Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 2 pm.
No Marenostrum shows weekends and public holidays: 10 am - 2 pm // 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.
Marenostrum shows weekends and public holidays: 10 am - 2 pm.
Consult the Marenostrum agenda at www.marenostrumfuengirola.com
Access through River Park.
Closed in case of event inside the Castle and on December 25th, January 1st, January 6th.
TELEPHONE: 663 996 727
EMAIL: dinamizadoracastillo@fuengirola.org

Upon the ruins of their settlements a first enclave, from the caliphate era, can be identified. Subsequently, in the XII century, the Almoravids erected a defensive enclosure of irregular shape. In 1485 the castle is occupied by the Christian army. From that moment on, the military enclosure undergoes an inevitable re-adaptation of its architecture, such as the replacement of the crank axle entrance for a direct entrance, the elimination of one of its eastern towers for the construction of a platform for cannons or the re-ordering of the south-eastern angle of the wall, with a bastion wall, after its demolition by the Napoleonic army in the War of Independence.The Sohail Castle is located at the very mouth of the Fuengirola River, on a small isolated hill which ascends to 38 metres above sea level. The magnificent geographical conditions of this location permitted, from ancient times, the continued population of its hillsides by Punic and Roman settlements.

The work carried out in recent years by the School Workshop of the Town Council of Fuengirola has made possible the recuperation of the Sohail Castle as a place where people from Fuengirola can meet their History and as an area in which to celebrate different cultural events, such as the famous Fuengirola Town Festival or the Medieval Market.

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Roman Archaeological Park - Secretary's Estate


OPEN

ADDRESS: Av. Nuestro Padre Jesús Cautivo, 71. 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga)
LOCATION

PARK OPENING HOURS (OCTOBER-APRIL): From Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 10 pm *
PARK OPENING HOURS (MAY-SEPTEMBER): From Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 12 am (midnight)*
* Opening hours subject to change due to the epidemiological situation arising from COVID-19.
INTERPRETATION CENTRE OPENING HOURS (16 SEPTIEMBRE-14 JUNIO):
From Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 am - 2 pm // 3:30 pm - 6 pm.
INTERPRETATION CENTRE OPENING HOURS (15 JUNIO-15 SEPTIEMBRE):
From Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 2 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10 am - 2 pm // 7 pm - 10 pm.
Monday closed (except public holidays). Also closed on December 25th, January 1st and January 6th.
TELEPHONE: 952 46 74 57
EMAIL: fincasecretario@fuengirola.org

The discovery of this Roman enclave was made in the 70’s.

It is an archaeological site of great value which forms part of a salting factory, a pottery and some thermal baths, with a chronology of between the I and V centuries AD. Close to the salting factory, from which a number of basins remain, and next to the pottery, is the building which hosted the thermal baths, where we can contemplate the details of the architecture and the decoration of the private bathroom in a Roman house.

The interpretation centre for the Roman baths reconstructs the different rooms of the roman baths to scale.

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Roman Site - Thermal Baths of Torreblanca


ADDRESS: Av. Torreblanca, s/n.. 29640 Fuengirola (Málaga)
OPENING HOURS : Closed for restoration

The Roman site of the Termas de Torreblanca Torreblanca (2nd-6th century A.D.) was declared BIC in 2005 by Decree of the Junta de Andalucía. The recent acquisition by Fuengirola Town Council in 2017 (it was previously privately owned) has allowed cleaning and conservation work to be carried out on the site and it has become part of the archaeological heritage of the town..

The initial stage in the knowledge of this enclave, in the 1940s, was marked by the detection of various "walls and buttresses" that were cut by the national road 340. A few years later, in 1961, the archaeological space, in which architectural elements belonging to a Roman therma can already be glimpsed, was subjected to various removals that endangered its existence.

It was not until 1982 that the decision was taken to undertake the first excavation and research work on the site, which was continued with a second campaign in 1983.

The site is made up of different installations belonging to an architectural complex (thermal building and salting factory) and a necropolis. The chronology of these first structures corresponds to thermal baths from the 2nd century AD, although there are indications that point to an earlier occupation, as early as the 1st century AD. In the 5th century, the site became a necropolis, which continued until at least a century later.

Cortijo de Acevedo


ADDRESS: Carretera de Cerros del Águila, s/n. Next to the Cemetery Park.
OPENING HOURS : Closed for restoration

This villa is located on a gentle slope close to the current mouth of the River Fuengirola, part of which is currently under the foundations of the modern Fuengirola Municipal Cemetery Park. The first excavations carried out on this site took place between 1990 and 1991, linked to the construction of the Fuengirola Cemetery Park.

The results reveal a first phase of occupation of the territory, prior to the change of Era, linked to the discovery of two coins from Malacca and another from Tingis, all of which can be dated to the 1st century BC. An architectural complex belonging to the urban part of a High Imperial villa was also detected, consisting of various rooms belonging to a baths (with some suspension pilasters), decorated with mosaics, several opus signinum basins and opus spicatum pavements, as well as some small canals. Several wall structures have also been uncovered, interpreted as storerooms and a necropolis, from which comes the epigraph of one of its inhabitants during the 2nd century AD, Aemilia Aemiliana Suelitana, as well as a hoard made up of several hundred coins.