If you want to discover the history and culture of the Costa del Sol, then you can't miss Málaga’s monuments. Prehistoric relics, Roman sites and remains, Arabic castles and fortresses, Renaissance churches and temples etc. Málaga province exhibits a unique monumental heritage. Don't miss out!
Málaga, Ronda and Antequera, monumental cities
Málaga province boasts more than 700 Cultural Heritage Sites. Málaga, Ronda and Antequera draw together the largest number of these monuments and are compulsory destinations if you want to get close to, and find out about, the province's monumental heritage.
The cultural heritage of the city of Málaga
If you visit Málaga you can discover its history via the different monuments, particularly the shining examples found in the old quarter. One of the earliest is the Roman Theatre, a cultural centre during Roman times and now restored as a theatrical space. The Alcazaba fortress and the Gibralfaro Castle are symbols from Málaga's Muslim era, whilst the Cathedral is the largest religious temple in the city.
Antequera, a heritage gem
Antequera is another jewel in the heritage crown. A particular highlight is the Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site. The dolmens are over 6,000 years old and represent one of the most ancient remains in the province. The Alcazaba of Antequera and the Santa María la Mayor Royal Collegiate Church are two other monuments that tell the history of this city set in the heart of Andalusia.
Ronda, city of the Tajo gorge
Ronda, also known as City of the Tajo, is another city with a monumental wealth guaranteed to amaze all first-time visitors. The Puente Nuevo and the Puente Viejo bridges, from where you can appreciate the views of the Tajo gorge, the 13th century Almocábar Gate and Walls, the Mondragón Palace, the perfectly preserved Arabic Baths and the Ruins of the Roman City of Acinipo are some of the essential stops on your route around monumental Ronda.
Monuments in Málaga's towns
Every single town in the province boasts monuments that reflect its particular history. Vélez-Málaga is one of the towns with the greatest monumental heritage, in particular its Arabic fort and the Santa María de la Encarnación Church. Close by, also in Axarquía, are the Nerja Caves.
The western Costa del Sol also has its share of monuments, including the Sohail Castle in Fuengirola, and the Río Verde Roman Villa in Marbella.