Since being occupied by the Christians in 1485, Sohail castle has lived a turbulent past, being razed to the ground and built up again on a number of occasions. It was built in stone using stonemasonry with brick walls, mudwalls and blocks of stone to strengthen some parts of the building. The site is home to ruins dating back to the original settlement about which limited archaeological and documentary information is known. The castle affords beautiful views over the estuary of the river Fuengirola. 38 metres above sea level, it also offers vistas over the Mediterranean and a large expanse of the coastline that is dominated by Sierra de Mijas. The fortress has been meticulously restored to avoid its deterioration and transform it into a cultural and tourist landmark. It now has an outdoor auditorium where performances are held at events like Festival Ciudad de Fuengirola and more.
- Recommended for families
- Coastal area
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays (excluding December 25, January 1 and 6): 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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