Visit Torrox Pueblo

Saturday, 26 August 2017 18:26

Torrox Pueblo.

Torrox Pueblo is located approx 4kms inland from the coast at Torrox Costa and situated on the East side of Malaga. This typical white“Moorish” village, lies approx 120 metres above sea level on the scenic “route of the Sun and Wine”.

 

Torrox features cobbled narrow streets and a beautiful main square lined with tapas bars, cafes and restaurants. Many areas of the village enjoy excellent sea and coastal views. Every year, approx 40,000 tourists visit the village, on the last Sunday before Christmas, to celebrate the annual Migas Festival. Migas consists of cornflour, oil, garlic and water and was a traditional dish for farmers. This lively festival also enjoys wine, live entertainment and dancing into the early hours.

Places of Interest

The central Plaza de la Constitución has a unique collection of Roman busts on the gable ends of the buildings.

Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación

This church was built at the beginning of the 16th century over an old mosque, and restored and enlarged in the middle of the 17th century. Its design is Baroque, in the shape of the Latin cross. The interior is divided into three naves, the central one in timber structuring, and outside the most interesting item is the beautiful square tower with semicircular arches supporting a roof with pinnacles.

Convent and hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

This is the most important archaeological complex in the district. It is a two-story building with cloisters and an interior patio. It also has a church with a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, with side chapels, presbytery and choir stalls.

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