Downtown Route

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This route starts in the promenade of “El Bajondillo” urban beach from where we go up to the hill “Cuesta del Tajo” toward the different points of the route, visiting famous areas sucha as San Miguel street, Nogalera square, Begoña passage, Costa del Sol square, and also our Commercial and Tourist office where you can get information of the town and buy food products "Sabor a Málaga".

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Paseo Maritimo Bajondillo

We start the walk from Bajondillo’s beach. It is an urban beach of dark sand located in the north center of the beach between the “Punta de Torremolinos” that separates it from La Carihuela’s beach in the south and Playamar’s beach in the north. It has a length of 1,100 meters and a width of about 40 meters. It is a beach that offers many services and is frequently visited by inhabitants.

Cuesta del Tajo
The symbolic Cuesta del Tajo connects Bajondillo’s beach and San Miguel Street gyrating among restaurants and shops.

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Casa de los Navajas

Los Navajas House is located close to the Bajondillo’s beach and can be accessed by the street with the same name or by Las Mercedes street. It is opened everyday and the entrance is free. The house was built in 1925 and belonged to the family Luue-Navajas linked to the sugar cane business in the river mouth of the river Guadalhorce.

This industry was favored by the irrigation implied by the supply of water to Malaga, a huge engineering work that altered the course of water from Torremolinos mills to Málaga.

This Neomoorish palace with Mozarabic retouches holds wedding celebrations, exhibitions, concerts, plays and has become a historic building that must be seen.

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DG Ceramica

A large gift and souvenir shop where you can find all kind of gifts such as ceramics, magnets, necklaces, bracelets, decorative pots, kerchiefs and much more.

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Torre Pimentel

Mills tower called at present Pimentel Tower in tribute to the name of a soldier who helped Catholic Kings to conquer Málaga at the end of the XVth. It is located between San Miguel street and “La Cuesta del Tajo” street in the way that leads to Bajondillo’s beach.

Pimentel Tower was built more than 700 years ago, around year 1.300 and is located at the top of a hill being part of a wide range of defensive towers developed by the Nasrid all along the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It was of crucial importance for the Kingdom of Granada that dominated the province of Málaga between the XIIIth and the XVth centuries.

The tower was built with mudwall and is 12 meters in height with a solid basement, two floors, windows and a large terrace. Guardians of the Kingdom of Granada guarded possible intruders arriving by sea.

Around Pimentel Tower a little and modest miller district was created which is now Torremolinos. In fact, this monument is a historic reference in the city center. At the moment, the inside can’t be visited.

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Iglesia San Miguel Arcangel

The devotion of the population of Torremolinos to archangel Michael has a documentary evidence in the file of the Cathedral of Malaga where there is a reference to Saint Michael Chapel of Torre Molino being bishop of the diocese José Molina Lario.

The chapel was built in 1718. The current church and parish was built in 1718 and set up on the ancient chapel close to the edge of the cliff “El Banjoncillo” which is the highest point that was once the place where mills were founded under the protection of Pimentel tower.

Close to the edge of the cliff some battery cannons occupied this concrete part of the town where stream passed. Water coming from natural springs moved the mills of the town, some mills where placed in San Miguel street. At last water flew into the sea.

When Málaga decided to stock up on Torremolino’s water between the end of the XIXth century and the beginning of the XXth, bend hadTh no reason to exist due to the progress of the technological modernity and milling industry was closed.

The naming of Saint Michael as patron saint of Torremolinos dated before the XVIIIth century when the chapel was built. It is not to be surprised at the fact that this popular devotion starts when Catholic Kings conquered the lands of Malaga at the end of the XVth century.

Since the Vth many towns adopted as patron saint the warrior archangel Michael in the belief that being superior and more powerful than the other Saints, he was worthy of defending the population and assuring harvest. No matter if protectors are gods or angels, at present is still the deep feeling of a devotee town.

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Bodega Guerola

Since 1962 Bodega Guerola in Torremolinos is offering the best Mediterranean gastronomy offer as well as delicious wines within a family atmosphere with a touch of elegance. A wide range of tapas, food portions and half portion with an excellent quality-cost relationship.

A cozy space with a touch of elegance where you can enjoy, snacks, “afterwork”, family and business meals, dinners and much more.

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More than half a century of life vouches Lepanto as one of the best firms of catering in Málaga. Its support and tradition in the province are unquestionable. More that 50 years have elapsed since Pedro Pablo Hoz decided in 1965 to create the present Grupo Lepanto.

Our coffee shop is located in the historic center of Torremolinos being the ideal place to have a coffee, cakes and snacks. At Lepanto coffee shop we offer a wide range of cakes and snacks. We offer an artisanal production to guarantee the maximum quality.

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Plaza de la Nogalera

The district where this square is located in the center of Torremolinos is an icon for the LGBTI community being witness of the birth of Tony’s Bar which is the first homosexual bar of the Spanish history. Close to the square we can find “Begoña” passage that was declared historical LGBTI’s memory by the Andalusian government and the Spanish Parliament, it is a place where the night of the 24TH of July 1971, hundred people were detained in a police raid.

Nogalera square welcomes carnivals, gastronomy festivals among other leisure events. Rocking Race Jamboree invites tourists and residents to go out and dance and the celebration of Torremolinos Fashion Week flood the streets with fashion and glamour.

Reinvented more than ten years ago as a national emblem of the LGBTI group, La Nogalera square concentrates many gay bars. In 2015, the LGTBI group conquered its own square which is now called Jesus Santos Rein, this change was approved by the Town Council although everybody still calls the square “La Nogalera”. Since then, the most famous square in Torremolinos welcomes concerts, gastronomy evets, children’s workshop, fashion shows and the LGBTI Pride festival.


It is a famous shop located in Nogalera square where you can buy gift, souvenirs and accessories.

Restaurante la Palette

Our main goal is to do our best effort for you to feel good, close your eyes, breath deep and try our food, we are sure to be awarded with your smile, the smile of having found your homemade taste. 40 years being a culinary reference in Torremolinos and the Costa del Sol.

We only work with fresh products being sure to give our cooking a unique taste. Try our traditional pizzas and our innovative courses based on homemade food with the best quality and you will come back for sure. Our menu has been created to meet the demands of all our clients offering vegan menu and pizzas, ovolactovegetarian as well as cooking for celiac, meats, fishes, paellas, hamburgers and so on.

We also offer a unique service for group up to 150 personas, as well as menu for family celebrations, business meals or birthdays.

Let yourself be pampered; you deserve it.

Restaurante Luna Egipcia

Enjoy yourself going into the ancient Egyptian empire through this new tea shop. The best teas, rooibos with a wide list of natural juices, milkshakes, drinks, cocktails, crepes, cakes, tapas “roscas XL”, “rebanas”, sartenas”, woks, salads and more. It is very easy to find due to its excellent location.

La estupenda ubicación de este lugar hace que llegar a él incluso en hora punta sea muy sencillo.


In Pomodoro restaurant we strongly bet on innovation and quality to keep an attractive offer with the selection of the porducts ( pure mozzarella, fresh ingredients, pasta imported from Italy, the elaboration together with a careful presentation of the food. All of these allow us to offer our clients an authentic “Ristorante Experience” with a wide range of antipasti, insalati, pasta, burritos, burguers and desserts.

This restaurant concept is based on the wealth and variety of the Italian cooking with some TexMex cooking touches (Fast Food and Casual Dining) whose main characteristic is the high quality of the offer and only one price 3.90 € for all courses.

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Pasaje Begoña

An oasis of freedom in Torremolinos during Francoism.

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Taberna Matahambre

Taberna Matahambre is born in Torremolinos in 2005 with an aim goal: to be different. We created a varied and innovative menu where traditional receipts have been adapted to current flavors and with other cooking from different cultures such as Indian, Moroccan and Asian.

The secret is our effort to improve and our interest in surprising our customers together with a careful selection of high quality products aimed to create a modern and funny cooking.

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Taberna Manoja

Typical and charming Andalusia bar where you can enjoy a wide menu of fishes, seafood, tapas, wines and beers. You can choose an outside terrace or a courtyard surrounded by flowerpots.

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Plaza Costa del Sol

Two traffic roads were turned into a walking area, with green zones, two ponds, space for cultural activities and a big pergola. This pergola is made of 28 units with a size of 6 meters width and 6 meters high which have been exclusively designed for the town. In the central part of this pedestrian area all kind ok kiosks, street market, fairs, flower stands, temporary exhibition can be installed as well as events such as processional float or parade.

Beautification and gardening works consist of 96 parterres of 26 different types of aromatic flowers.

The choice of an anti-slip granite road surface allows an easily and comfortable walk.

When you arrive to Plaza del Sol square the first thing that stands out is the big pergola made of different arches recalling sea waves. It is the most important element of the square. At the beginning of the square you can also find another important icon of the boulevard, the spectacular sculpture of Elena Laverón called “Los oficios” (trades).

Womam bench sculture

Bench woman sculpture gave up by Elena Laverón

Capsule of time

A capsule of time has been buried by the Mayor of Torremolinos in Costa del Sol square at the foot of the monolith, in the capsule there is legal tender coins, a newspaper, a calendar of 2019, the plan of the square, receipts, current photograph of the environment among other things.

In 2119 the capsule will be opened and inhabitants of the future will see how their predecessor lived and the beginning of this square. There are also two envelopes with drawings made by child that will be opened on the 14th of February 2044, 25 years later these child will see what they painted.

Trade sculpture

This is a sculptural group made in 1999 by Elena Laverón representing five figures made with bronze that weight one thousand kilos.

Walker sculpture

A sculpture given up by Elena Laverón.

Pergola Costa del Sol square

This is the most impressive element of the new pedestrian center of Torremolinos. The big pergola is made by concave and convex arches whose shapes were design by Salvador Moreno Peralta aimed to recreate sea waves. This element gives shadow during the day and artificial light at night. It was built by the firm Santa & Cole in aluminum.

Eva birth

Sculpture dated in 1993 and made by Elena Laverón that has been given up together with two other sculptures “Caminante” and “Mujer Banco”.

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Commercial and Tourist Office - CET

The “Círculo de Empresarios de Torremolinos” (C.E.T.) is a local business owners and self-employed association aimed to defend their interests. Our office is opened from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 14:00h- we also offer visitors tourist and commercial information.

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European Union Roundabout

At the bottom in the confluence of the streets “ Marqués de Salamanca” and “Conde de Mieres” there is a beautiful roundabout which has 22 meters of diameter.

Some metal trees have been incorporated with some flowers decoration in order to avoid structural problems giving more security to the space.

European Union Square

It is probably the most impressive square in Torremolinos which is an emblematic place of the town. Benches are covered with light blue tiles surrounded the trees and each bench has a ceramic reproduction of the shield of all the countries of the European Union.

At the bottom you can see a roundabout at the confluence of the streets “Marqués de Salamanca” and “Conde de Mieres”.

Monument the Rapture of Europe

“Rapture of Europe” is a colossal sculpture located at the Unión Europea square in Torremolinos. The monument represents a lady holding overhead a crown of stars that means all the visitors from the European nations and those all over the world that visit Torremolinos enjoying our sun and healthy weather. This sculpture is the symbol of the tourism.

The Greek historian Herodotus tells that princess Europe was kidnapped by a group of Minoans who moved her to Crete, where Zeus turned into a white bull seduced Europe. Zeus appears in the legend as a white bull being ridden by princess Europe.

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Andalusia square

It is a square where you can find, bars and shops and also the Andalusian flag nailed in a stone where you can read part of the Andalusian anthem.


La obra se encuentra en la Plaza de Andalucía y fue realizada por el escultor Hamilton Reed Armstrong. El grupo escultórico, realizado a tamaño natural en bronce, representa un cuadro flamenco y está compuesto de tres figuras, un guitarrista, un cantaor y una bailaora.

La escultura refleja la profundidad del sentimiento de Andalucía a través de sus músicos, cantaores y bailaoras.

Sculpture “Tribute to Andalusiax”

This bronze sculpture was made by the artist Daniel Ton Reed. It is a sculptural ensemble made in natural size representing a flamenco group with three figures, a guitar player, a flamenco dancer and a flamenco singer. The sculpture reflects the deep Andalusia feeling through their musicians, singers and flamenco dancers.


It’s a restaurant located in Plaza de Andalucía where you can enjoy delicious toasts, Iberian sausages together with a fresh beer.

You are also offered breakfasts, “tapas”, meals, snacks, dinners and lovely cocktails at the best price and with the maximum quality for you to have a wonderful time with us taking with you a good memory of your visit in the Costa del Sol.

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