Almunecar Monuments

Almuñecar Monuments

Almuñécar is resplendent in ancient monuments that date back to Phoenician times (over 3000 years ago when the town was settled). Through the Roman and Arab conquests amazing castles, aqueducts and bridges were built... Below you will find some of the more well-preserved ones...

Explore the 14 Ancient Almuñecar Monuments...

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

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

Almunecar Monuments - fish-factory
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.

Almunecar Monuments - torre-monje
Torre Monje The Roman Columbarium Torre del Monje is a very well preserved burial tomb dating from the 1st Century A.D.

Almunecar Monuments - aqueducts
The Aqueducts Roman engineers built five aqueducts here, 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.

Almunecar Monuments - incarnation-church
Incarnation Church La Iglesia de la Encarnación, located in the town center, behind the town hall (ayuntamiento), was the first church in the Granada province built in the new style of the 17th Century.

Almunecar Monuments - la-albina
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.

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

Almunecar Monuments - najarra-palace
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.

Almunecar Monuments - roman-arch
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.

Almunecar Monuments - roman-baths
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.

Almunecar Monuments - roman-bridge
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.

Almunecar Monuments - arab-pottery
Arab Pottery Arab and earlier pottery abounds in the Costa Tropical. The best antiquities collection is found in the Archaeological Museum. The most prized piece is an ancient Egyptian urn from around 1600 BC

Almunecar Monuments - noy-bridge
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

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