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Top Choice Andalucian in Almuñécar & La Herradura

Los Geráneos

With tables on a sunny cobbled plaza or beneath a low wood-beamed ceiling in the rustic interior, Los Geráneos makes a good first impression. Things only get better when the food arrives: zingy salads, fresh grilled…
Tapas in Salobreña

Aráis Restaurante Bar

Take your pick: tapas-style food in the laid-back bar or contemporary cuisine in the sharply designed fine-dining restaurant. The bar, a good-looking local haunt, serves a menu of creative international dishes, incl…
Castle in Salobreña

Castillo Árabe de Salobreña

Crowning the white old town, Salobreña's landmark Arab castle dates to the 12th century, though the site was fortified as early as the 10th century. It served as the summer residence for the Granada emirs, but legen…
Old Town in Salobreña

Casco Antiguo

Salobreña’s historic centre, comprising the barrios that once huddled inside its medieval walls, is the town’s most characteristic and picturesque area. Skinny cobbled lanes snake past pristine white houses as they …
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…
Andalucian in Salobreña

Mesón de la Villa

Housed in a crimson-red villa on a quiet palm-filled plaza, this good-looking restaurant is a hit with locals for its rustic regional fare such as rabo de toro (oxtail stew) served in a warm, candlelit room – ideal …
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…
Andalucian in Almuñécar & La Herradura

La Ventura

A bit of a flamenco secret in Almuñécar and all the better for it, Ventura is best visited on Thursday, Friday or Sunday evenings when music and dance inflame the intimate atmosphere, providing a memorable accompani…