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Fuengirola travel guide

Sohail Castle is worth a visit

The Coastal town of Fuengirola

Fuengirola is an important tourist destination with around 250.000 people during the summer months whose revolves around this sector.

Other important tourist destinations on the Costa del Sol include: Torremolinos, Benalmadena and Marbella.

Fuengirola has one of the most famous markets of the Costa del Sol; the market is held at the fairground on Tuesday and Saturdays here you will find all kinds of second hand items.

There is a train station in Fuengirola which can take people both to and from Malaga airport; however this line is limited so it is recommended that you consider hiring a car at Malaga airport.

The first settlers in the town were the Phoenicians, however over the years Fuengirola has had the presence of Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Moors, all before it joined the Castile kingdom in 1485.

Monuments in Fuengirola

Castillo Sohail

The castle has its origins in 956 when the caliph Abderramán III of Cordoba ordered a fortress to be built on top of the ruins of a small Greek-Latin settlement.

The purpose of this fortress is believed have been to defend the coasts.

Fuengirola Harbour

The harbour in Fuengirola is used for both fishing and sports purposes. It has a capacity for 226 vessels. It is located around 20km away from Malaga airport.

Peseta Monument

The town hall in Fuengirola decided a monument to the old Spanish currency which was used in Spain before the Euro.

The monument was revealed in 2002 and is on the seafront.

Seat 600 Monument

The mayoress of Fuengirola, Esperanza Ońa, revealed the full sized monument dedicated to the Seat 600 in 2008.

The metalic statue is on top of a roundabout in the Los Boliches part of Fuengirola.

It was said the time of revealing the car “is linked to those first steps tour of the city and the start of prosperity in the town”.

Things to do and see

Bioparc Fuengirola

Bioparc Fuengirola is becoming known as one of the best Zoos in the world.

National Geographic magazine have featured the Zoo on numerous occasions. Some of the species at the park include Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Nile Crocodiles and Meer cats.

Prices* General Entry Fee 17,90
Children’s Entry Fee 12,50
Pensioners Entry Fee 12,50
*Visit the Bioparc Fuengirola website for more information on opening times and special prices for the zoo.

Mijas Waterpark

Along with the Waterpark in Torremolinos (which is the oldest on the Costa del Sol) Mijas-Costa has its own waterpark which has wave pools, childrens pools, and all different kinds of rides including the ‘Kamikaze’, the ‘Bravo River’ or the maze of slides.

Prices*
Adults 23 €
Junior (8 a 12 years) 17 €
Infant (3 a 7 years) 12 €
Matrimonio + 2 children (3 a 7 years - The 2nd Child is FREE) 58 €
Senior (Over 65 years) 15€
*Visit the waterparks website for opening times and special entry prices.

Beaches

The seven beaches on 8km coastline in Fuengirola tend to be low with calm waters.

Gastronomy

Fuengirola has a lot of beach bars which offer a wide range of typical dishes of Malaga and the Mediterranean diet.

There are also plenty of restaurants which offer a more international cuisine.

TOURIST INFORMATION ABOUT FUENGIROLA

Fuengirola

TOURISM OFFICE ADDRESS
Avda. Jesús Santos Rein 6
Tel. 95 246 74 57

OPENING TIMES
Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00 Saturday & Sunday 10:00 – 14:00

OFFICIAL SITE:
www.fuengirola.org


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