Interesting facts about Fuengirola

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Interesting facts about Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a municipality of the province of Malaga. It is located on the central coast of the province and is integrated in the region of the Western Costa del Sol. According to the 2015 census, Fuengirola has 77,525 inhabitants.

Fuengirola was founded by the Phoenicians and passed through towns like the Romans, the Byzantines, the Visigoths and the Moors, until its definitive incorporation to the Crown of Castile in 1485.

The beaches of Fuengirola are characterized by being low, sandy and calm waters. The eight km of coastline are divided into seven beaches, ordered from north to south. The beaches are the following: Carvajal, Torreblanca, Los Boliches - Las Gaviotas, San Francisco, Fuengirola, Santa Amalia and Ejido - Castle.

Some monuments and places of interest of Fuengirola are:

  • Sohail Castle:

The castle of Sohail is an Arab citadel built on a former Roman fort. It is located next to the mouth of the Fuengirola River, on a small isolated hill.

Currently in the Castle of Sohail different cultural events are celebrated, like Festival City of Fuengirola, the Medieval Market, concerts or the Celebration of the Beer.


  •  Secretary's farm:

The Finca of the Secretary is a Roman archaeological site constructed between centuries I and V. This deposit is located next to Arroyo Pajares, in the district of Los Pacos. The complex has two distinct areas, a salting factory and a thermal zone.

  • Thermal baths of Torreblanca:

The thermal baths of Torreblanca are of Roman origin and were discovered in the year 1991. This archaeological deposit consists of the remains of a thermal building in magnificent state of conservation.

  • Church of Our Lady of the Rosary:

It is the main Catholic temple of the city, located in the Plaza de la Constitución.

  • Contemporary architecture:

Fuengirola has three buildings included in the catalog of the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage as examples of the architecture of the Modern Movement: the Opera Apartments, the Gallery Building and the Municipal Covered Swimming Pool.

  • Bioparc Fuengirola:

The Bioparc of Fuengirola has an area of 2 ha and about 1,300 animals of 140 different species.


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The Costa del Sol offers a wide and magnificent gastronomic offer. The typical dishes of Fuengirola are the band noodles, the fried fish, the skewers, the Malaga salad, the cakes, the ajoblanco with grapes and the gazpacho. The whole province of Malaga is known for its excellent sweet wines, labeled under the Denomination of Origin of Malaga.

If you want to move comfortably to Fuengirola to taste exquisite dishes and visit the most emblematic places of the municipality, contact Premier. Ask for our car rental service with driver in Malaga to enjoy an unforgettable ride to Fuengirola.

The municipality of  Fuengirola has a wide range of services and infrastructures. Sports lovers can find a score of magnificent 18-hole golf courses, horse riding centers, diving schools, tennis clubs, etc. In addition, they can practice water sports such as sailing, sailing or scuba diving and outdoor sports such as hiking, horse riding or cycling routes.

Fuengirola has a multitude of parks and squares, leisure parks, hotel complexes, restaurants, shopping centers, cinemas and shops.

If you need to move from any point of Malaga to Fuengirola, contact Premier. One of our drivers will travel to your location to transfer you to Fuengirola. You will enjoy a peaceful and pleasant trip.

 The Fuengirola Station is the last station on the C-1 line of the Málaga Cercanias, which connects the city with Benalmádena, Torremolinos and Málaga, as well as the province's airport.

In Premier we offer the service of transfers from Malaga airport to Fuengirola so you do not have to take the Cercanías de Málaga. You will not have to wait for the Cercanías to arrive and you will enjoy a more relaxed and comfortable trip.

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