Costa del Sol and Costa de Almeria

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  • 1. Baelo Claudia

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    On the Atlantic coast, 24 km (15 miles) north of Tarifa, stand the impressive Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, once a thriving production center...Read More

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  • 2. Balcón de Europa

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    The highlight of Nerja, this tree-lined promenade is on a promontory just off the central square, with magnificent views of the mountains and...Read More

  • 3. Caminito del Rey

    Trail/Path

    Clinging to the cliff side in the valley, the "King's Walk" is a suspended catwalk built for a visit by King Alfonso XIII at the beginning of...Read More

  • 4. Dolmens

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    These mysterious prehistoric megalithic burial chambers, just outside Antequera, were built some 4,000 years ago out of massive slabs of stone...Read More

  • 5. Fundación NMAC

    Museum/Gallery

    The rolling hills and forest between Tarifa and Vejer provide the perfect stage for this unique outdoor art museum. The sculptures and installations...Read More

  • 6. Los Millares

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    This important archaeological site is nearly 2½ km (1½ miles) southwest from the village of Santa Fe de Mondújar and 19 km (12 miles) from Almería...Read More

  • 7. Museo Picasso Málaga

    Museum/Gallery

    Part of the charm of this art gallery, one of the city's most prestigious museums, is that its small collection is such a family affair. These...Read More

  • 8. Orchidarium

    Garden/Arboretum

    This lush green space in the middle of Estepona houses Europe's largest orchidarium. More than 1,600 species, from South America and Asia, are...Read More

  • 9. Parque Natural del Torcal de Antequera

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    Well-marked walking trails (stay on them) guide you at this park, where you can walk among eerie pillars of pink limestone sculpted by aeons...Read More

  • 10. Refugios de la Guerra Civil

    Museum/Gallery

    Almería, the last bastion of the Republican government during the Spanish Civil War, was hit by 754 bombs launched via air and sea by Nationalist...Read More

  • 11. Alcazaba

    Military Site

    Dominating the city is this fortress, built by Caliph Abd ar-Rahman I and given a bell tower by Carlos III. From here you have sweeping views...Read More

  • 12. Alcazaba

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Just beyond the ruins of a Roman theater on Calle Alcazabilla stands Málaga's greatest monument. This fortress was begun in the 8th century...Read More

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  • 13. Archidona

    Town/Village

    About 8 km (5 miles) from Antequera's Lovers' Rock, the village of Archidona winds its way up a steep mountain slope beneath the ruins of a...Read More

  • 14. Bioparc Fuengirola

    Zoo/Aquarium

    In this modern zoo, wildlife live in a cageless environment as close as possible to their natural habitats. The Bioparc is involved in almost...Read More

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  • 15. Carvajal

    Beach–Sight

    Lined with low-rises and plenty of greenery, this typically urban beach is between Benalmádena and Fuengirola. One of the Costa del Sol's Blue...Read More

  • 16. Castillo de San Miguel

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    A Roman fortress once stood here, later enlarged by the Moors, but the castle's present aspect, crowning the city, owes more to 16th-century...Read More

  • 17. Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Tarifa's 10th-century castle is famous for the siege of 1292, when the defender Guzmán el Bueno refused to surrender even though the attacking...Read More

  • 18. Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Below the alcazaba (citadel) is the local cathedral, with buttressed towers that give it the appearance of a castle. It's in Gothic style...Read More

  • 19. Centre Pompidou Málaga

    Museum/Gallery

    The only branch outside France of the Centre Pompidou in Paris opened in March 2015 in the striking glass cube designed by Daniel Buren at Muelle...Read More

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  • 20. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo

    Museum/Gallery

    This museum includes photographic studies and paintings, some of them immense. The 7,900 square feet of bright exhibition space is used to showcase...Read More

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