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What to see in Estepona

The things you can do in Estepona are the best, most fun way of exploring the culture, history and character of this town in coastal Málaga. Walking along the streets or visiting the most popular tourist attractions – the watchtowers, the ruins of San Luis Castle –, you will get a glimpse of the different stages it went through, understanding how it came to be one of the most lively, colourful and popular tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol.

What to do and what to see in Estepona

  • Old Town: If you want to get to the essence of a typical Andalusian village, come to the old town in Estepona. Most streets and alleyways are pedestrian-only, so that you can walk at leisure, reaching every nook and cranny. Take a look at the little houses whose balconies are blooming with colourful flowers: the colours are different in every street or area!
  • Clock Tower: Standing in the old town, this tower is the only remnant of the fortress and a fine example of the Islamic-Neoclassical blend of styles that characterises Estepona’s historic district. Today, it dominates the quaint Plaza del Reloj – a meeting point for visitors and locals alike.
  • House of the Arab Cistern (Casa del Aljibe): Housing the Museum of Archaeology, this building is a great example of traditional architecture. It shows the most interesting items brought from the archaeological sites in the surroundings.
  • Watchtowers: Scattered along the coast, there are seven watchtowers that used to announce the arrival of enemy ships. Built by both the Arabs and the Christians, they are known as Torre de Arroyo Vaquero (by the beach with the same name), Saladavieja, Guadalmansa, Velerín, El Paredón, El Saladillo and Baños.
  • San Luis Castle: Only the ruins of this majestic castle have come down to us. It used to stand in the heart of the old town. They can easily be seen from the neighbouring pedestrian streets and alleyways, with their little houses and flowery balconies.
  • Punta Doncella Lighthouse: A must in every stroll down the waterfront promenade, Punta Doncella stands between the promenade and the marina, flashing out every 15 seconds. Designed by engineer Antonio Molina, this 22m high tower has a length of flash of up to 12 nautical miles.
  • Country: Spain
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