Estepona What to see

What to see in Estepona

The Torre del Reloj was part of an old parish church erected at the end of the 15th century.
It was the object of a profound restoration in the 19th century, carried out in the classical style, and even in the Baroque style, a style that has been in force in Andalusia since its appearance, to complete certain decorative details.
The hermitage of El Calvario, like the Church of the Virgen de los Remedios, also dates from the 18th century. It is a small, square building with a simple architecture.
In the city centre, the church of the Virgen de los Remedios, in the Plaza de San Francisco, is not to be missed.
Its large four-body tower, the last one finished in two-coloured ceramics, can be seen from any point in the village. Built in the 18th century, it was originally part of the Franciscan convent, which, after the dismantling of 1835, was dismantled like most religious buildings in Spain.
The interior consists of three naves covered by vaults and a dome above the transept, and on the façade there is a beautiful portal made of stone, in which some elements reminiscent of the late Spanish-American Baroque style have been incorporated.

From a historical point of view, more than architectural, since only a few remains remain, we should mention the 15th century walls of the Castillo (castle) and the ruins of the Castillo el Nicio, which are located in the lands near the Charco de la Nuria.
A Google search will show you the route if you feel like it. This 9th century fortress, from which part of the walls and some towers remain, played a very important role during the rebellion of Omar Ben Hafsun against the Caliphate of Córdoba.
There are also some 18th-century manor houses or palaces in the city, such as that of the Marquis of Mondéjar or the Casa de la Borrega.
At the entrance and exit of Estepona along the coast, the visitor will be able to observe a series of watchtowers (or battlemented towers) built between the 15th and 16th centuries, which were erected to defend themselves against the attacks of the Barbary pirates, so frequent at that time. There are seven of Muslim and Castilian origin. They are located on the coastline and extend for 21 kilometres.

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Estepona. The Watchtowers Towers.

All along the coast of Estepona you can see a series of watchtowers built between the 15th and 16th centuries, mainly to defend against the attacks of Berber pirates, so frequent at that time. There are a total of seven towers of Muslim and Spanish origin spread over 21 kilometres of coast.

The Museums of Estepona.

If you have enough time during your stay in Estepona, the city offers them the opportunity to learn about its ancient history and customs by visiting four museums open to the public and free of charge.
The Ethnographic Museum, located in the bullring, exhibits traditional agricultural and fishing tools, activities that are still practised in the village today.
The Bullfighting Museum, also located in the bullring, collects numerous photographs, posters and clothing that belonged to the most famous bullfighters.
The Museum of Paleontology displays in an educational way the variety of fossils from the Pliocene era (about four million years ago) found in the municipal territory of Estepona. It exhibits more than 2,000 fossils of 600 species. Located in the bullring.
The Archaeological Museum brings together pieces from all periods found in various deposits in this area, from the Palaeolithic to the 15th century. Also in the bullring.

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