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Inhabitants 65500
Level above sea 0 meters
Nearest airport Malaga airport at 15 minutes
Distance to airport 6 km
Distance to beach 0 meters
Max. temperature 40 C
Min. temperature 8 C


Torremolinos

The seaside resort of Torremolinos is one of the best-known resorts in southern Spain, and although it hasn’t always had the best image, thankfully in the last few years it has outgrown its tacky image and evolved into a mature and exciting resort.

Situated just 7 kilometres from the city of Malaga and its international airport, it neighbours the
attractive resort of Benalmadena.


History
The area dates back to prehistoric times, with human skulls and evidence of bronze age inhabitation being found in limestone caves in the
mountains that backdrop the town.

As a town Torremolinos first became popular in 1498 when the Catholic Kings and their troops stopped here during the siege of Malaga. The
original name was Molinos del Torre (The Tower Mills). The town later evolved as a busy fishing port and still to this day there is a small fishing industry.


About town
The town has a happy, fun atmosphere and appeals to both young and old visitors. There are an abundance of shops and boutiques, and the
best place to head is the main pedestrianised street of Calle San Miguel, where shops line up to sell you goods of all kinds.

The town is also awash with colour in the summer, with over a thousand species of trees and flowers being planted in and around the towns
streets, plazas and parks.

The old fishing district of El Bajondillo is found at the end of Calle San Miguel, at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs, here you will find some excellent seafood restaurants, souvenir shops and at the bottom is the beach of El Bajondillo.

The seafront promenade of Torremolinos stretches all the way to Benalmadena Marina and makes for a pleasant evening stroll, where you pass the old fishing village of La Carihuela.

There is a lesser known area in Torremolinos called El Calvario, which is located to the north of the main road, this is a quieter urban zone, where there are some cute traditional bars where you can mix with the locals and get away from the main crowds.


Beaches
Torremolinos boasts six beaches within its municipality and all have golden, clean sands and lots of facilities, including restaurants and
water sports. The 7 kilometre promenade that backs the beaches is perfect for an evening stroll taking you through the quaint fishing village of La Carihuela on to the marina at Benalmadena.

Places to visit
There are some interesting art galleries and museums in Torremolinos itself, but the real beauty of the town is its close proximity to
the capital city of Malaga, where you can enjoy a wide assortment of cultural attractions, including the Picasso Museum and Alcazabar Fortress.

The town is well place to explore the rest of the Costa del Sol and inland region, including the towns of Fuengirola, Marbella and Mijas Pueblo.

Golf
Being located on the Costa del Golf, means that you won’t go far without finding a golf course. Close to Torremolinos are the courses of
Guadalhorce, Lauro Golf, Alhaurin Golf and Torrequebrada.

Eating out
This modern resort is teeming with bars and restaurants, you definitely won’t go hungry! There are good price tapas options, seafood diners and the typical beach chiringuitos of the Costa del Sol.

There are also lots of international options, from typical Brit grub, to pizzas, Chinese, Indian and much more.

Climate
Torremolinos enjoys a sub-tropical Mediterranean
climate, with hot summers and warm winters. Cooling breezes from the sea make the summer heat manageable; temperatures average 32 ºC during the summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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03 March, 2014

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Like Torremolinos , just wish there were a bit more places open in the evening , almost everyhting closes at 17.00 lol

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Cordoba, Granada, Ronda, Seville etc great places to visit
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01 March, 2014

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Excellent.

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Excellent.
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13 February, 2014

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There is a lovely walk along the seafront from Torremolenos to Benalmadena, loads of restaurants, nice beaches

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This is a lovely coastline, Benalmadena port is not to be missed
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02 September, 2013

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Nice place. Very very touristy and it was difficult to find places to eat with good food and reasonable prices. The city was cute however and very pretty.

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Very nice beaches
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27 August, 2013

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Great shops very close to where we stayed so we shopped till we dropped. Everything was very reasonable in price. Very lively bars .

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The Beach front was gorgeous the walk down the steps passed all the lovely shops and stalls was lively . And then the beachfront resaturants were good value and service was excellent. I only realised that there was a lift at the beach that would bring us back to the top!! But with all the lovely food we needed to work it off
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25 July, 2013

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I would have hoped for more fancy restaurants nearby, but after a couple of days we found some really good.

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Nice area
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19 July, 2013

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Very nice town with lots of charm.

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Great for beaches, nightlife, exploring and eating out.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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18 July, 2013

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Wonderful area with great shopping and wonderful beaches!! Also a great rail system.

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Just breathtaking!! Combination of mountain and sea is the ideal.
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19 September, 2012

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The area where we stayed behind Lidl, near entrance to Benalmadena was certainly not the best place to stay in the area.

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O.K. I enjoyed my trips to Màlaga, Cordoba and Granada where I had been last year. I enjoyed less my visit to Cadix and Jerez.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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07 August, 2012

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Great beach and clean water.
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18 July, 2012

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Very nice Boulevard

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Nice beach
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16 July, 2012

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large town

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large beaches
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04 July, 2012

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Great shopping.

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We were a bit far from the beach to make full use of it.
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01 July, 2012

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You have everything just outside the apartment and connection to other places are very good by train. Every twenty minute train goes to Malaga.

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The beach was perfect.
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25 January, 2012

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The town was nice, clean and friendly. Most of the restaurants were a bit so and so in terms of quality, but then again they were quite cheap. Once we found the better ones, with dishes in the 20 euro range, we never looked back!

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Lovely beach, but too cold in January, of course.
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29 September, 2011

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we stayed just outside Torremolinos, lovely, quiet area, easy to get anywher as the train station was close by

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Lovely beaches, plenty to do
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19 September, 2011

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Very friendly and a real traditional spanish feel to it

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07 July, 2011

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We actually stayed in Cariheula but visitied Torremolinos and found the beach to be awful (quite dirty) compared to the beach all the way from Benaladena to Cariheula.

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Cariheula excellent
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