In the Axarquia region is the city of Torre del Mar in Malaga province. It has the name of Torre del Mar (tower of the sea) because it had many watchtowers along the sea during Roman and Moorish times, to look for enemies coming from the sea. Today it has a 26 m high lighthouse.
Ayuntamiento de Torre del Mar
Carretera de Almeria 62, 29740 Torre del Mar (Malaga)
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The origins of Torre del Mar in Malaga go back to at least the Phoenicians. Sites discovered include an 8th century BC ‘Town of Toscanos’ where there are remains of fish factories, a port and several houses, and a necropolis at Jardin. Many people don’t know this but, strictly speaking, Torre del Mar is not a town – at least not yet. It is part of the municipality of Velez-Malaga.
- February – Carnival
- Easter Week – Processions & Music
- Mid May – Romeria