Fuengirola

Fuengirola is a large town and municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga.

It is a major tourist resort, with more than 8 km of beaches and a mediaeval Moorish fortress.

The area has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with annual average temperatures of 18 °C and average summer temperatures of over 30 °C

The town has its origins in Phoenician, Roman, and Arab civilizations.

Roman baths were discovered in 1961 and, close by, the remains of a Roman villa containing two sculptures, one of which is known as the 'Venus of Fuengirola', exhibited in the town's museum. A series of architectural components, probably transported from the Mijas quarry during the Roman era, were discovered in Los Boliches in 1984; these have now been mounted to form a temple entrance, and are on the promenade at Los Boliches.

In 1485, when only the fortress remained, the settlement, along with the rest of the Kingdom of Granada, fell into the hands of the Christian Monarchs in the final phase of the Reconquista.

In the 17th century, once the threat from Turkish and Moroccan pirates had disappeared, a new urban settlement developed; at the beginning of the 18th century, an inn was opened near the beach, offering accommodation to travelers, muleteers and seafarers. A few huts were built nearby, forming a small village.

In May 1841, Fuengirola was administratively detached from Mijas; at the time its inhabitants were mainly engaged in fishing, agriculture and trading with ships that dropped anchor in the bay. For over a century, fishing and agriculture remained the main activities.

In the 1960s Fuengirola started to become a leading tourist center, eventually having the expected facilities for eating, sleeping, and entertainment. The town has broad beaches along a promenade extending east and west from the town that includes smaller adjacent villages.

Of the approximately 72,000 permanent inhabitants registered in the municipality, 25% come from other countries, mainly European (England, Ireland, Scotland, Finland and Sweden, among others), and also from Morocco and Argentina. In the summer especially, the town plays host to throngs of visitors both Spanish and foreign, but in particular British. The English-speaking community in particular is large enough to support a fully developed program of activities and local groups.

There is a zoo, known as Bioparc Fuengirola since 2010, which was modernized in 2001 to feature 'tropical-forest' dwellings. The zoo specializes in captive breeding for endangered species, chimpanzee-group research and tropical-forest education. It has a series of natural habitats for different species.

Fuengirola has a number of historical sites and open parks. The old port is still used by the local Spanish fisherman. The Arab castle of Suhayl, or Suhail, remained an abandoned ruin until renovations began in 1995. In 2000 the interior of the castle was completely renovated and the Suhail castle begun to host festivals and concerts throughout the summer. The town is largely urban in character, with many high-rise blocks of flats near the seafront and elsewhere. There are some narrow streets with many low-rise villas.

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Apartment - Fuengirola

Ground Floor Apartment

Fuengirola

CP13385603

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Ground Floor Apartment in Fuengirola

CP13385603

  • 78m2
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New Development: Prices from € 525,000 to € 875,000.  [Beds: 2 - 3] [Baths: 2 - 4] [Built size: 78.00 m² - 136.00 m²] An open block multi-family building with a total of 30 dwellings consisting of 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms with an average floor area of 104 m². The ground floor flats will also have private gardens and the top floor apartments consist of duplexes with a rooftop solarium. This privileged complex offers wonderful communal garden areas, an outdoor swimming pool and a play area for children.

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Penthouse - Fuengirola

Penthouse

Fuengirola

CP13454336

  • 69m2
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Penthouse in Fuengirola

CP13454336

  • 69m2
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New Development: Prices from € 739,000 to € 1,200,000.   [Beds: 1 - 2] [Baths: 2 - 2] [Built size: 69. 00 m² - 91. 00 m²] Walk to the beach, feel the waves, breathe the sea breeze… Welcome to this development. Situated just 25 metres from the sea with a seaside promenade stretching 7km, spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and strategically linked to our Beach Club, Wave.   We offer an exclusive area for residents and, of course, all the services of the development...

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Penthouse - Fuengirola

Penthouse

Fuengirola

CP13460414

  • 81m2
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Penthouse in Fuengirola

CP13460414

  • 81m2
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New Development: Prices from € 835,000 to € 949,000.   [Beds: 2 - 2] [Baths: 2 - 2] [Built size: 81. 00 m² - 81. 00 m²] The spectacular and breath-taking views of this development offer you the great dream of being able to enjoy life from the top.   With panoramic views that will make you feel the wonderful Mediterranean Sea right in front of you. Our inspiration has been the sea and its waves in motion to design the sinuous curves of the roof top reinforced with the colours and composition of the facades...

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