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TORREMOLINOS CITY GUIDE
The seaside resort of Torremolinos is one of the best-known resorts in southern Spain, and although it hasn’t always had the best image, thankfully in the last few years it has outgrown its tacky image and evolved into a mature and exciting resort.
Situated just 7 kilometres from the city of Malaga and its international airport, it neighbours the attractive resort of Benalmadena.
Although old, the town has a happy, fun atmosphere and appeals to both young and old visitors. There are an abundance of shops and boutiques, and the best place to head is the main pedestrianised street of Calle San Miguel, where shops line up to sell you goods of all kinds.
The town is also awash with colour in the summer, with over a thousand species of trees and flowers being planted in and around the towns streets, plazas and parks.
The old fishing district of El Bajondillo is found at the end of Calle San Miguel, at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs, here you will find some excellent seafood restaurants, souvenir shops and at the bottom is the beach of El Bajondillo.
The seafront promenade of Torremolinos stretches all the way to Benalmadena Marina and makes for a pleasant evening stroll, where you pass the old fishing village of La Carihuela.
There is a lesser known area in Torremolinos called El Calvario, which is located to the north of the main road, this is a quieter urban zone, where there are some cute traditional bars where you can mix with the locals and get away from the main crowds.
There are some interesting art galleries and museums in Torremolinos itself, but the real beauty of the town is its close proximity to the capital city of Malaga, where you can enjoy a wide assortment of cultural attractions, including the Picasso Museum and Alcazabar Fortress.
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