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Most noteworthy is Torrox consists of two separate areas: firstly the village (Pueblo). This is located a few kilometers from the coast in the upper valley of the river of its name and which retains the characteristic features of the white villages of Arab origin. Furthermore the main activity of Torrox is the modern agriculture, greenhouse and subtropical products. In addition Torrox Costa is above all very popular for sun and sand holidays. Therefore here there is a wealth of hotels and clean, well looked-after beaches.
Hence if you are looking for a place to escape Torrox Pueblo is your ideal destination: its festivals, beaches and monuments will make you discover the authentic Andalusian culture. It takes only 45 minutes to reach Torrox from the center of Malaga by car.
Finally if, you prefer to go by public transport, ALSA provides this service about ten times a day, from the Port of Malaga to Torrox which takes about an hour and a half, at a cost of 4.23 euros.
As mentioned above, the village is divided into two specific areas, separated by 4 km and well connected to each other.
This is the historic center, the oldest area and where you will find more history and monuments.
While in contrast is Torrox Costa which has more touristic areas, beaches and coasts that provide the opportunity to enjoy the fabulous climate. It is said that torrox has the best climate in Europe. Torrox Costa has other named locations one which stands out is El Morche, This is where the fishermen’s homes used to be and which, today, has become another popular tourist location.
The word Torrox comes from Arabic and means “tower”. However, according to numerous studies, it is known that the first settlers of this Malaga town were the Phoenicians. Later the Romans inhabited the area and developed the fishing industry. The romans brought garum sauce to Torrox and also commercialized the area. It was later occupied by the Arabs, when it became a silk harvesting center as did Malaga and Granada. Torrox was finally conquered by the Crown of Castile in 1488.
Among the most outstanding activities to do in the town is to know the history of the region. It can be done through the different monuments that are located throughout its streets.
The 19th-century farm aqueduct shows the architecture of the time, as is the facade of the current San José hospital dating back to the 16th century.
The Torrox Lighthouse is the town’s star attraction. Built in 1864, this marine traffic lighthouse is one of the only ones in the province of Malaga that is open to the public. Its purpose is to host cultural samples that help the visitor to get a faithful idea of the history of this municipality. Inside, it houses the Torrox Marine Museum.
And of course, if you visit this town in summer, you can’t leave without taking the corresponding photo in The Plaza de la Constitución. In addition to housing buildings such as the Casa de la Joya, the Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, the Fountain of the Jets and the Figure of the Miguero, The square is adorned with more than 600 colorful umbrellas whose purpose is to bring not only color to the place, but shade to withstand the hottest days in the city. Take the opportunity to take a photo in one of the its most emblematic places.
Torrox belongs to the region of Axarquía. The mild climate and warmth of its people make this place acquire a special value. So much so that the village has received the award of “the village with the best climate in Europe”, thanks to its eternal spring. The village has an average annual temperatures of around 18 degrees. This is possible thanks to the mountains that surround the village and the proximity to the beaches of the Costa del Sol The valley of the Torrox River also assist in this regard. In fact, between the two areas there are only 4 kilometers distance. Furthermore The landscape you enjoy is the so-called subtropical. This is partially due to the seven beaches and a total of nine kilometers of coastline. The mountains that surround the area shelter it from the cold east winds.
The coast of Torrox is part of the famous Costa del Sol Among its most famous beaches wave quality blue flags that support the cleanliness and purity of its waters and sand. Among the best known, are the beach of El Morche, in the urban area of Torrox Costa. Paseo Marítimo is well and equipped with all services. The beach of Ferrara of 1,200 meters in length has access for people with reduced mobility. Playa chica has a small cove at its eastern and there is a great familia atmosphere on this beach.
Torrox has many festival including Crosses of May, Romería de San, San Juan, Virgin of the Snows, Saint Roque, Romería Virgen del Carmen and Feria de Agosto.
The October fair takes place on the first weekend of that month in honor of San Roque and the Virgin of the Snows. This is the moment when the patrons return to their original hermitage in which they remain for the rest of the year. The people would harvest their crops in August and September. In October they hold their fair in celebration of their patron Saints.
Hence for four days, the fairgrounds of the town host booths with tasting of typical products and musical performances. This starts with the passage made by the students of the Municipal Academy of Music. A parade of the giants follows this. at night, The lighting of the lighting is at night. They hold the fair in the Plaza de la Constitución. This is the most exciting event of the Fair and ends the days of celebration. The is the transfer back of the patron saints from the Church to the Hermitage.
The typical dish of Torrox and the most popular, are the crumbs. Arriera salad made out of cod, olives, scallions, strong oranges and oil. Potatoes, tomato gazpacho, ajoblanco and sardine spits usually accompanies the crumbs. A christmas dish is a stew, but for the rest of the year locals have maimones soup and pumpkin stew.
Futhemore the pastry has a syrup,a caramel made with cooked honey, with Arabic root. The horn is typical of San Juan and the roscos fill the shops at Christmas.
Finally, wines handcrafted with Muscat grapes,tropical fruits and olive oil complete the typical dishes of gastronomy in the region.
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