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Facts

Inhabitants 16500
Level above sea 120 meters
Nearest airport Malaga
Distance to airport 46 km
Distance to beach 4 km
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 5 C


Torrox

The whitewashed town of Torrox is situated in the Andalusian province of Malaga in the region known as Axarquia. It forms one of four urban zones that together make up the area of Torrox: Torrox Costa, El Morche, El Peñoncillo and Torrox
Pueblo.

The town lies on the scenic Route of Sun and Wine, which follows a route of towns and villages in the Axarquia in a landscape of sun and vineyards.

The town is located just 4 kilometres inland and is a popular tourist destination during the summer for those looking to stay in more traditional surroundings, yet be close to the attractions on the coast.


History
Torrox was a very prosperous town during the Moorish occupation and pivotal in the silk trade that ran between Granada and the East.

Around town
The town clings to a steep slope and has retained its Moorish feel, with its whitewashed houses and pretty narrow streets. It is also boasts a beautiful view down to the coast.

The main plaza, or square, is popular meeting place for locals and a lovely spot to sit and watch the world go by.

There was once a Moorish castle that sat above the village, but sadly it was destroyed. There are some interesting architectural examples, including the 16th century Mudejar church of Nuestra Señorea de la Encarnación and the Shrine and Convent of the Virgen de las Nieves. There is also an 18th century hospital building and 19th century sugar factor.


Beaches
The beaches of Torrox costa are just 4 kilometres away and enjoy golden sands and good amenities.

Places to visit
The whole of the beautiful Axarquia region is a great place to explore if you enjoy rambling and getting out into the great outdoors and away from the droves of the coastal towns.

Malaga city is around 40 minutes drive and the pretty seaside of Nerja around 20 minutes drive.


Festivals
On the last Sunday before Christmas every year Torrox celebrates its Festival of Migas. Migas is a
typical dish made from fried breadcrumbs, green peppers and chorizo and is a traditional dish from the region. Thousands of visitors attend every year and there is wine, music and dancing to wash down this very calorific but delicious dish.

Eating out
In the centre of Torrox there are some lovely traditional restaurants and tapas bar and the coast with all its amenities is just 4 kilometres away.

Cuisine
The cuisine in Torrox is typical of the Axarquia region; specialties include Ajoblanco con Uvas (Garlic Soup with Grapes), Chota a la Cazadora (Kid in Almond Sauce), Cordero Asado al Horno (Roast Marinated Lamb) and sweet Churros, fried dough sticks, a bit like donuts, dipped in hot chocolate, delicious!

Climate
Torrox enjoys a typically inland Andalusia climate, being extremely hot in the summer and temperate in the winter, although when it rains the streets become awash. The residents enjoy around 2,800 hours of annual sunshine.

 



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Reviews for Torrox

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Based on 18 reviews.

   
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09 December, 2013

City review

we preferred the old village, Torrox pueblo, to drink our coffees in the morning and buy our fresh bread. Not touristic but real Spanish. Torrox Costa is not special but a good and especially not to expensive beachvillage with a good beach and boulevard.

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beautiful!
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12 September, 2013

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lovely

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I love it
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03 September, 2013

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Quiet and very relaxed.

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Good road system, easy to navigate in a hire car. Sea very polluted with plastics and wood.
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14 May, 2013

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Torrox Pueblo is a perfect village to relax in.Plenty of eating and drinking places and superb architecture and most off all the welcome by all locals

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Not overly busy during early season.The "looky Looky boys were a pain"
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08 October, 2012

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Torrox is a quiet place to stay in. Beach is relaxing, lots of sunbeds, not very close to eachother.

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Costa de sol is absolutelly very beautifull. Nice places to visit not very far away, so you can always visit a town for one day and drive there by car. The highway is new, so takes you quick from one place to another. Cooastline drive is a must do!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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22 August, 2012

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Very cute and typically Spanish town with great restaurants and good clean beaches in Torrox Costa

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All you could possibly need from a beach resort and good local attractions
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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03 August, 2012

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Not that much to see there but we known that beforehand. Mostly focused on visiting bigger cities, Malaga, Granada, Nerja etc.

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Haven't spent time on this coast, have been only to Herradura beach (Costa Tropical) which was very nice with free parking and not overcrowded.
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17 July, 2012

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Area off Torrox has a lot of nice village like Nerja, Frigiliana, Torrox-Costa, Almunecar, etc. Small beaches in Nerja are very nice!

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Small sand beaches in Nerja are very nice!
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20 January, 2012

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A truly charming town, which in many respects feels very much like a quaint village. It has all of the amenities that you may require and all within strolling distance. There are plenty of super places to eat, drink and relax. It's great to have the choice of traditional local and modern cafe bars. We think Torrox is a wonderful place to stroll around and explore at any time of day and have visited both in summer and winter (which doesn't seem like winter during the sunny days). The locals are very friendly, embracing visitors in this quintessentially Spanish town.

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So many fab beaches to choose from! Many places can be visited using local buses which are great.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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11 January, 2012

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Very Traditional not commercialised What we anted

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clean
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06 September, 2011

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Excellent place

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Friendly, well-kept beaches, plenty of local facilities - Nerja is stunning!
6 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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