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Almuñécar Monuments
Overview of Local Monuments

Monuments - Tributes / Statues


The Roman Aqueducts
Roman engineers built five aqueducts in Almunecar, which still exist today, to bring water from the valleys of the Rio Seco and Rio Verde. All five aqueducts are still standing and four of them are still used for irrigation. More >

Arab Pottery
Arab and earlier pottery abounds in Almuñecar. The best antiquities collection is found in the Archaeological Museum. The most prized piece is an ancient Egyptian urn from around 1600 BC. More >

The Noy Bridge
The Noy Bridge (Puente de Noy) is an ancient Phoenician burial ground of 132 tombs dating back to the 8th century B.C. More >

Casco Antiguo "Old Town"
The Almuñecar Old Quarter is built on the main hill in town overlooking the sea and capped by the majestic San Miguel Castle. It is a typical Andalucian white washed village with winding alleys and colorful corners adorned with flowers and plants. More >

Penon del Santo
El Peñon Del Santo (the "Rock of Christ") is a series of rocks jutting out to the Mediterranean Sea from the Almuñecar Old Quarter. It is the characteristic view that you see in most tourist books on the area.More >

Phoenician Fish Salting Factory
Below the San Miguel Castle is the ancient Phoenician Fish Salting Factory, it dates from the Phoenician- Punic period of the 4th Century B.C. and was expanded and revamped during the Roman period. More >

Incarnation Church
La Iglesia de la Encarnación, located in the town center of Almuñecar and behind the town hall (ayuntamiento), was the first church in the Granada province built in the new style of the 17th Century. More >

La Albina
Located on the way to Salobrena you will find the ancient ruin of La Albina. On the walls of this artifact the intricacy of Roman stone masonry is seen, with arched shelves built into the walls for holding cinerary urns of the deceased. More >

Laurita Necropolis
The Phoenician necropolis Laurita is located on the Cerro de San Cristóbal in Almuñécar It dates back to the 8th-7th Century B.C. and it is the oldest Phoenician-Punic remain found in the province of Granada. More >

Najarra Palace
La Najarra Palace is a beautiful neo-Arabic, Moroccan-style building inspired by the Arabic house-garden tradition. Inside you will find the local tourist office. More >

The Roman Arch
Hidden in the dense fruit trees across from the town of Jete remains a jewel of Roman architecture, an arch from a two thousand year old irrigation aqueduct. More >

Roman Baths
In the town center of Almuñécar are the Roman Baths dating to the 1st Century A.D. They are in excellent condition and rest beside the roman aqueducts, which are one of Almuñécar's main attractions. More >

The Roman Bridge
In Cotobro is found the best remaining portion of a famous ancient highway, the Roman Bridge of Cotobro. It is in excellent condition and definitely worth a visit. The surroundings are somewhat overgrown, so dress appropriately. More >

San Miguel Castle
The San Miguel Castle is Almuñécar's best known and perhaps best overall attraction other than its beaches. It is situated on the San Miguel Cerro, the large hill on which the Old Quarter is built. More >

Torre Monje
The Roman Columbarium Torre del Monje is a very well preserved burial tomb dating from the 1st Century A.D. More >

Tributes / Statues

Abderraman I
This sculpture is a monument to commemorate when Prince Abderraman I came ashore here from Damasco on his way to Cordoba. More >

Blas Infante Arch
This cream colored arch was built to commemorate, and is named for, Blas Infante, the father of Andalucia. More >

Phoenician Tribute
This statue is a modern monument to commemorate the impact of past civilizations on the area, namely the Phoenicians. More >

Real Fountain
The fountain was originally built in 1559 and later restored in 1994. The woman represents the goddess of fertility. More >

Water Monument
This monument was built to recognize the importance of the town acquiring its own water supply. More >

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