The Costa del Sol receives its name due to it’s 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, it has more than eight kms of fantastic beaches such as El Ejido-Castillo, Santa Amalia, San Francisco, Los Boliches, Las Gaviotas, Torreblanca or Carvajal well-known by tourists who visit frequently due to the subtropical Mediterranean climate, with average annual temperatures of 18 ° C, annual rainfall of 500litres/ m, what better way to enjoy the sun then to have a cool beer with a tapa close to the sea.
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Fuengirola was founded by the Phoenicians and named Syalis, although it is believed that previously it was an Iberian settlement. From the third century. AC. And, after the Second Punic War, Suell as it was named at that time, like all municipalities in northern and southern fringe of Hispania, became another Roman domain.
The Roman presence was the most important in the area Suell rapidly became an important city federated to Rome, you can still find ancient ruins left behind such as bathrooms and the villa of the Secretary or the fish salting factory’s that are found on the slopes of the Sohail Castle. In the municipality past excavations have come across archaeological remains of great value such as a statue of the goddess Venus, another finding is that of an architectural piece that was found unfinished in the Mijas mines and later moved from the mines and placed on the famous promenade in Los Boliches, This monument was abandoned in the early Middle Ages, for unknown reasons, some of the locals say it was not finished due to a tsunami, some locals say it was left unfinished due to Piracy forcing the locals to retreat to the mountains.
Fuengirola was later conquered by the Arabs who arrived from the north of Africa, which renamed the locality Sohail (Suhayl), like the Castle, named according to legend, the star of Sohail, (the Can opus of the Romans, which is the brightest of the southern hemisphere and guide the desert nomads which could only be viewed from the castle, Sohail attracted many important writers of that time such as Suheli. The town was later burned and the locals had to retreat once again to Mijas.
On the 7th of August, 1485- Fuengirola’s Patron Saint San Cayetano’s anniversary, the Sohail castle is conquered by the Christians, The squadron that conquered the locality was being led by Count Trivento and counted with numerous ground troops belonging to the Marquis of Cadiz, Rodrigo Ponce de León. After the conquest, there was an attempt to reforest the location with 30 locals, but the threat of invasion from the north of Africans and other factors such as shortage of land to buy near Fuengirola explained the failure of reforestation. In 1511 it appears as an unpopulated area, being reduced to a defensive fortress and coastal surveillance.
Fuengirola municipality became dependent on Mijas, gradually the population began gaining confidence and started rebuilding close to the sea, the reason is that there was no longer a threat of invasion. The locals did not want to settle in the same place as the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs used to, but decided to do so across the river, where at the beginning of the eighteenth century proof was found of the first property sale close to the beach, after this purchase others began building huts around this area forming a small settlement.
In the early nineteenth century specifically from the 8th of February, 1810 to the 16th of April, 1812, the castle Sohail was in French hands.
In 1822 a neighbour sent a letter to the County Council of Malaga requesting the creation of a town hall in the town, which would bring about the emancipation of Fuengirola Mijas, due to a survey which showed a population of a thousand citizens, which according to the constitution it was permitted to have its own Town Hall. A successful economy based mainly on fishing and port activity took place in the area, The locals were harmed by a survey which Mijas produced concerning the allocation of contributions on the inhabitants of Mijas they produced a false document stating that the survey they had established in the area stated that the population was 409 neighbours the council considered the survey produced by residents of Mijas and Fuengirola had to wait nineteen years to see its dream of being independence being for filled.
In 1841 first Mayor was appointed his name was Antonio García Cortés, one of the first decisions taken by the new corporation was to rename its emblematic streets.
Located on the seafront, next to the Plaza de Castilla, now known as San Rafael.
Monument to tourists.
The monument to tourists (Museum) opened in 1988 by the city, this museum consists of various pieces of art in which creators, artists and painters such as Enrique Brinkmann painting on large murals on the façades of several buildings in the municipality, An initiative to promote local art.
The Sohail Castle is Undoubtedly the building that stands out the most in Fuengirola is the Sohail Castle, perched high on a hill, close to the river mouth of the same name and stands 38 metres above sea level. The present construction dates from the 12th century and was built by the Almoravides. It has eight walls, reinforced by the same number of towers.
Roman Archaeological Park
The discovery of the Roman settlement occurred in the 70s. It is an archaeological site of great historic value which includes a salting factory, a pottery factory and some baths.
Close to the salting factory, where some well-preserved basins were found and close to the pottery area you will find the building which was used as thermal spas, and it still maintains its original decoration of a Roman villa bathroom.
Church – Nuestra Señora del Rosario.
The Church Nuestra Señora del Rosario is the main Catholic church within the city of Fuengirola, it is located in the Constitution Square in the center of the town, its facade is Baroque style, the current church was built in the forties.
Being the main church of Fuengirola most of its Masses are celebrated here, a great mass to attend is the Flamenco Mass in honour of the patron Saint.
Other places Of Interest-Taxi Fuengirola
Bioparc Fuengirola is a new model of zoo based on respect for nature and the preservation of their species, a model that has become a European benchmark.
Smile High Parasailing
Share the experience, smile high parasaling specializes in family and social flights. They can fly up to six people at a time and thanks to their custom boat they can carry up to 10 passengers simultaneously, they fly higher and longer than any other competitor (the parachute rises approximately 220 metres above sea level), so you can enjoy the best views of the coast of Fuengirola.
Routes In Buggies
If you are looking for adventure then we recommend buggy tours, enjoy one-four hour routes throughout the whole year.
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