Theme Week Andalusia – Torremolinos

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© Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0

Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga. It belongs to the comarca of Costa del Sol Occidental. A poor fishing village before the growth in tourism beginning in the late 1950s, Torremolinos was the first of the Costa del Sol resorts to develop. It is located on the western shore of the Bay of Málaga and behind the Sierra de Mijas.

It is very popular with British tourists and has a large British expatriate population. In the past the influx of younger British tourists has caused controversy. Areas of the town are dominated by high-rise development. In addition to its tourism sector, Torremolinos is known locally for its vibrant nightlife, particularly its numerous bars and clubs catering to the LGBT community.

Casa de los Navajas © flickr.com - Terry Wha/cc-by-2.0 Town Hall © picasaweb.google.com - Simon Weeda/cc-by-3.0 © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0 Square in the La Carihuela © Hans Olav Lien Las Tres Torres © Tango22/cc-by-3.0 Crocodile Park © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0 Playa de Torremolinos © Pediant View of Torremolinos towards the Sierra de Mijas © flickr.com - robbie jim/cc-by-2.0 © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0
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View of Torremolinos towards the Sierra de Mijas © flickr.com - robbie jim/cc-by-2.0
Torremolinos became a small fishing village until the end of the 1950s when it became one of the first tourist centre in Costa del Sol. In the 50s many celebrities visited Torremolinos such as Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Marlon Brando, Orson Wells, Frank Sinatra. In 1959 Pez Espada hotel was opened, the first luxury hotel along the coast. In the following years, new hotels, nightclubs and others tourist establishments changed the face of the town and its beaches. By the year 1965, Torremolinos had become consolidated as an alternative tourist destination.

In Torremolinos you can find their famous CHIRINGUITOS (restaurants on the beach) from the Carihuela, Bajondillo, Playamar, Costa Lago. At these bars you can eat fresh fish and seafood typical of the area, some of their people were traditionally fishermen.

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