Torremolinos

In the early 50’s Torremolinos became a place wealthy Americans passed through on their European tours. It was not an easy place to get to before Malaga airport opened its doors to international passengers in 1948. During this period the stars of the day would often visit Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and Grace Kelly to name a few.  In the 60’s the next generation of Hollywood stars arrived Dirk Bogarde, Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welsh. This was Torremolinos’s golden age. Then came the Package holidays and the Torremolinos   skyline changed. Hotel’s, bar’s and disco’s appeared everywhere. Torremolinos was one of the first towns in the Costa Del Sol to embrace the tourist trade and in some way’s led to its downfall. By the 70’s tourism started to effect other towns in the area. Package holidays started to get a bad name in the late 70’s and with the fuel crisis, new destinations opening up the Torremolinos golden age came to an end.

Today Torremolinos has spent millions of euro’s  on the town and tried to shed its past image of a cheap package holiday destination and clean up its act. Although it is a bit of a concrete jungle the beaches and promenade are prestige. The Malaga Fuengirola railway track runs right through the heart of the town making it easy to move about to other towns on the track. Torremolinos now has a lot to offer as a holiday resort.

 

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Casa De Los Navajas

Situated on Calle Del Bajondillo just off the Torremolinos promenade the Casa De Los Navajas is a beautiful example of Moorish architecture. For more information and directions click the explore button below.

Parque La Bateria

Parque La Bateria is situated in Montemar so if travelling by train it is right next to Montemar train station. For more information and directions to Parque la Bateria click the explore button below.

Playa La Carihuela

Situated on Torremolinos's promamade Playa La Carihuela is the largest beach in Torremolinos and one of the best equipped in the area. For more information and directions to the Playa la Carihuela click the explore button below.

Jardin Botanico Molino de Inca

Beautifullly  laid out gardens on the outskirt's of Torremolinos. Close to the Crocodile park and Aqualand. For more information and directions to the Jardin Botanico Molino de Inca click the explore button below.

Calle San Miguel

Calle San Miguel is situated in the heart of Torremolinos packed with shops and restaurants. For more information and directions to Calle San Miguel click the explore button below.

Plaza Costa del Sol

Plaza del Sol is also situated in the heart of Torremolinos but is more cafe bar's and restaurant's. For more information and directions on Plaza Costa del Sol click the explore button below.

Pinar de los Manantiales

Pinar de los Manantiales is situated next to Aqualand and the Crocodile park. It's a pine forest with seating and BBQ's dotted around all over the area. For more information and directions to the Pinar de los Manantiales click the explore button below.

Torremolinos street Market

For more information and directions on outdoor markets at Torremolinos click the explore button below.

Tourist information centre

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Pro's:

Close to the airport, easy to get around by car, bus or train. Cheap transfer's. Good resort for a family holiday. The Junta has and still is investing heavily in the resort. Benalmadena and Fuengirola close by load's to do great beaches, great nightlife.

 

Con's:

Torremolinos is still trying to shake off the cheap package reputation it got from the 80's and 90's. Other than that it's a great place for a holiday.

 

Synopsis:

This is a great place to holiday, all the Hollywood star's used to. Easy to get around the Costa del Sol it's a good all round resort.

 

 

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