Attractions

Castle in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Castillo de San Miguel

Crowning the town, Almuñécar's impressive hilltop castle was built over Islamic and Roman fortifications by the conquering Christians in the 16th century. The hot, circuitous climb up to the entrance rewards with ex…
Viewpoint in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Peñón del Santo

A rocky outcrop crowned by a large crucifix, the Peñón del Santo commands sweeping views of the town's seafront. To the west, the Playa de San Cristóbal is the best of Almuñécar's beaches, a strip of grey pebbles th…
Museum in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Museo Arqueológico Cueva de Siete Palacios

This small archaeology museum is set in a series of 1st-century underground stone cellars called the Cueva de Siete Palacios, built at a time when the town was ruled by the Romans and known as Sexi (yes, really). On…
Park in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Parque Botánico El Majuelo

A lush park built around the remains of a Carthaginian and Roman fish-salting workshop, where the sauce called garum was produced before being shipped across the empire. Subtropical plants flourish, shading a series…
Bird Sanctuary in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Parque Ornitológico Loro-Sexi

The strange and piercing squawks you sometimes hear around Plaza Abderrahmane are coming from this tropical bird aviary full of parrots, peacocks, macaws, cockatoos and toucans. Entry price is rather steep for what …