Are you one of those who likes to see the city in a panoramic way when you travel to a new destination? In this post we leave you a route through seven viewpoints of Torremolinos, so you can discover our city from above.
Before starting let us to give you several tips. First of all, do not forget the camera, because in the settlements that we are going to shed you next, you will be able to photograph the best views of our city and the Bay of Malaga. Go with comfortable shoes, because although you will have the possibility to rent a bike or use public transport, even a car, we recommend you to enjoy a walk and fall in love with our corners. And forget the clock, because our viewpoints are the perfect places to relax and escape from the daily stress.
One of the main viewpoints of Torremolinos is located in the park of La Batería, which owes its name to the former defensive battery of coast that had its location here. The park is located north of La Carihuela, next to Montemar Alto train stop. La Torre Mirador is a contemporary tower that rises to a height of 15 meters. Don´t worry because at the top you can walk up, but also has an elevator.
Before leaving, stop for a moment in the park because you are in one of the lungs of our city. Also if you come with children, we assure you that for them it is the perfect place with different children’s leisure areas oriented to different ages. In the background there is a large Venetian-style merry-go-round and a large artificial central lake where you can have a fun or romantic time with a boat ride. If before starting the route you want to know the timetable of the merry-go-round and the rental of the boats, click here.
Three minutes from the viewpoint of Plaza Cantabria, you will find a new corner with fantastic and historic views. It is the view of the Castillo del Inglés or Castillo del Vigía, one of the first hotels on the Costa del Sol, which is also known as the Hotel Castillo de Santa Clara. There, in the XVII century, a defensive battery was located and at the end of the XIX and beginning of the XX, the defensive complex was acquired by the English soldier, George Langworthy, reconverting it into a residence and later into a hotel.
So much fame acquired this unique hotel, that there were many artists who saw in it a perfect place of inspiration and relaxation to carry out their creations. Among the most illustrious visitors, Picasso, Dalí or Luis Cernuda. Learn more about his story in this post.
You can visit it from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
At only 20 minutes walking, you will find our second stop where you can enjoy one of the best panoramic views not only of Torremolinos but of our neighbor, Benalmádena. From the viewpoint located in Cantabria Square, you will see La Punta de Torremolinos or El Morro, one of our most characteristic natural corners that makes a natural division between the beaches of La Carihuela and El Bajondillo. In fact, El Morro natural viewpoint served as a solution to avoid vulnerability by sea of the area, which usually suffered from attacks by pirates and invaders.
Next to the cemetery of Torremolinos, in the area of Bajondillo, you find one of the most valued points by our visitors. And it is that because from this viewpoint on the beach path between Playamar and the center, you can see one of the best panoramic views of La Costa del Sol. If you want to enjoy these views, point out its schedule: from 7 p.m. to 12p.m.
Located next to El Bajondillo lift, which connects you to the beach, this square is located next to Las Mercedes street. You will enjoy both the view and the walk through this area of El Bajondillo, as walking through its streets is to walk through much of the history of Torremolinos. In fact among all these viewpoints you will find many of the corners that you do or have to visit when you come as Torre Pimentel or Casa de los Navajas, where inside we find the next lookout point to highlight.
The street of Las Mercedes will take you to one of the most emblematic buildings of Torremolinos, La Casa de los Navajas (link to post blog Casa de los Navajas). This old palace which datesfrom 1925 keeps inside on the second floor, one of the best views with a viewpoint between two towers, it is a perfect place to immortalize your visit to Torremolinos with some beautiful photographs with the Mediterranean Sea as background.
You can enter free of charge from 11 am to 2 pm and from 6 pm to 8 pm and be amazed by this Neomudéjar-style building built by the Navajas family and which now besides Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Center is the epicenter of our city’s cultural activities.
And finally, a few minutes from La Casa de los Navajas, right in the center of Torremolinos and just behind the Pablo Ruiz Picasso Cultural Center, you can find a great panoramic view of Bajondillo beach. You can return to the beach by stairs and go down till Torremolinos promenade to enjoy a relaxing walk by the sea or the best cuisine in one of the beach bars that you will find in your way.
If you decide to visit all the viewpoints, the route will not take you more than two hours walking although from Torremolinos Tourism we recommend you to enjoy it with tranquility to be able to admire the treasures and corners that you will find from viewpoint to viewpoint.
We do not forget the main natural viewpoint of the province of Malaga, the viewpoint located in La Cañada del Lobo, but as it is located in the natural environment, we recommend you to dedicate a special day for it. Perhaps you can take advantage and also make a trekking route to know our roads full of nature. If you want to know more about this and other routes, this post interests you.
No nos olvidamos del principal mirador natural de la provincia de Málaga, el mirador situado en la Cañada del Lobo, pero al estar ubicado en el entorno natural, te recomendamos dedicarle una jornada especial para él. Quizás puedas aprovechar y hacer además una ruta de senderismo para conocer nuestros caminos llenos de naturaleza. Si quieres saber más sobre esta y otras rutas, este post te interesa.
nother option to see Torremolinos from above is to do it while you drink something in one of the rooftops that are in our city. There are many hotels that have enabled their terraces so that everyone, who wants to, can enjoy magnificent views while enjoying one of their cocktails.
In this blog we are going to give you four options that inaugurated the new season this Easter and that all of our visitors who have gone recommend them