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Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

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Sohail Castle is situated west of Fuengirola just off the A7 heading towards Marbella. The castle has a bloody history built originally by the Moors, Taken over by the Christians in 1485. Napoleon's troops took control in 1810. Spanish and British forces tried to take control in 1811 but failed in an amazing battle where under the command of Lord Blayney had the castle out manned by ten to one and totally out gunned, but failed to take the castle and got himself captured during the battle. The Spanish regained control in 1812. After that there was no real use for the castle and it fell into disrepair through neglect. In 1989 the castle was restored as a tourist attraction. During the summer month concerts and festivals are held in and around the castle. Although there is not a lot to see in the castle it is still worth the walk up the hill to it. The view's of the town and the med are worth the climb. For more information on the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola including an interactive google map for directions from your current position see below.

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Getting to Fuengirola


By Car Enter the A7 towards Fuengirola and exit 207 to the castle. That will take you into the castles car park  use click and go below. 


By Bus The best place to exit the bus is Fuengirola bus station. For bus schedules click here. To monitor your progress on the bus use click & go by going to Fuengirola bus station then click on the icon on the map.  This will help you to get off at the right bus stop.


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More Information


The nearest car park is at the castle for 1 or 2 euro's per day. For directions click on the red icon on the map and for more parking options in Fuengirola click here.

Price & Opening times



Open Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 till 2:30pm


.Calle Mijas, 29649 Fuengirola, Málaga, Spain

There is no wheelchair access to the battlements and assistance is required getting to the Castle which is situated on a steep gradient. See images above.


 Sohail castle +34 952 467457

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 the castle grounds are dog friendly and a great place for dogs to run around and excercise.

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