Torrox Costa is the first of three areas that belong to the municipality of Torrox; the second is Torrox Pueblo which is located 4 km from the beach, and the third is Torrox Park, a residential area located between the two.
The proximity between the two makes it very easy to access the major monuments of Torrox, among which is the Church of Our Lady of Incarnation which is built in baroque style and has a square tower. Dating back to the 15th century and reconstructed in the 17th century, it was erected on the premises of an ancient mosque.
Among other samples of religious architecture that are not to be missed are the Church of San Roque and the Convent of Our Lady of the Snows, both founded in the 16th century and constructed in the Mudejar style.
Other constructions of interest are the La Granja Aqueduct, which was in operation until the 14th century, the buildings of Customs and Currency House, dating back to the 18th century, and the old sugar refinery of San Rafael. Constructed before the 14th century, it was one of the most important refineries in the province of Malaga and you'll find it in the Rabitilla area. We also recommend visiting the Joya Palace (1863), in which King Alfonso the 12th stayed during his visit to the area.
An absolute must when visiting Torrox are the Roman ruins of Clavicum or Caviclum (1st century A.D.), located close to the lighthouse of Torrox, in Torrox Costa. Among the vestiges that have survived to this day are the remains of a villa, a necropolis, hot springs, clay furnaces and pools for cooking garum - a kind of fish sauce that was very popular at the time.
The Moorish influence can be seen in the Arab tower, from the 12th century, a part of the old wall, and two watchtowers, located in the Peñoncillo neighbourhood and by the river Güi, respectively.
On top of all that, Torrox is an ideal place to go hiking through the villages of Axarquía, one of the most beautiful regions of the Costa del Sol with its genuine natural surroundings. While visiting some of its most beautiful towns don’t miss the photogenic surroundings or areas such as Arenas or Sedella.