Almuñécar

Population: ~27,397    Area: ~32.19 mi²

Sister City Est. 2010

On the Costa Tropical, Almuñécar is located on the Mediterranean Coast in the province of Granada in the south of Spain.

Location

Almuñécar has a mayor-town council government, with an elected mayor.

Government

With its Mediterranean beachfronts, friendly shops, historic monuments, and sightseeing opportunities, it's no wonder tourism is Almuñécar's primary industry.

Industry

Transportation

Just an hour and a half drive south of the Granada airport, Almuñécar is accessible by bus, taxi, or car.

A great meeting point in town, the Puerta de Almuñécar monument is divided into three arches, representing the three cultures that influenced Almuñécar – Roman, Muslim, and Christian.

The Roman Aqueduct and excavated ruins of the Roman salting pits are remnants of Almuñécar’s fish-salting industry. Adjacent to the ruins is the Parque Botánico El Majuelo, which features more than 200 species of subtropical plants.

San Miguel Castle is a centuries-old fort dating back to the town’s Moorish period (between 755-1489) that was once used as a cemetery and now houses an archaeological museum that features models of how the town looked during Phoenician, Arabic, and Roman eras.

Outdoor enthusiasts can explore regional walking and hiking trails, and climb the Peñón del Santo at Playa Costal Tropical, Almuñécar’s main beach, for a view of the rocky coastline. Visitors can also splash around at Aquatropic Park, which is the only salt water aqua park in Spain.

Sites & Attractions

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