However things to do in Fuengirola is not only limited to water activities or an unforgettable day at the beach in idyllic surroundings, this town also has an endless number of options for history, culture and nature lovers. The legacy of its Phoenician, Roman and Arabic origins make this area one of the most complete destinations where you can have lots of fun and be amazed, deeming it adequate for all tastes.
One of the most interesting activities of this tourist destination are the endless number of events which take place throughout the year. In Fuengirola the apartments are the best choice to immerse yourself in the lifestyle of this town and experience all its traditions and events in the best possible manner. For example, every Tuesday there is an outside market, one of the largest outside markets of Malaga and Costa del Sol, a meeting point for many visitors, both from nearby towns and tourists from other places. Another important event and which can be experienced in the best way by staying in a rental apartment is La Feria del Rosario, which is celebrated in honour of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. (local patron saint). In this fair singing festivals and heifer shows take place.
There is also a second hand market which takes place every Saturday morning. It is a very famous market along Costa del Sol where you can find all types of objects.
The Cinema Festival is an event which offers a large number of feature films and short films for its visitors to enjoy. The lack of finance has contributed to the hard times this festival has been through.
The popular celebrations that take place in this area of Costa del Sol are an important attraction for visitors and locals. During Semana Santa (Easter celebration) a wide range of renowned processions take place. The Fiestas del Rosario which are celebrated in October offer many diverse shows that include singing, Andalusian dancing and horse shows, for all visitors to enjoy.
Things to do in Fuengirola: Fuengirola Culture
Another attraction of this tourist destination can be found in the many areas of cultural interest is has. One of them is Castle Sohail. It has been built upon an ancient Roman fortress and it is located on a small hill next to the mouth of the river. The part of the castle which is still standing and which can be visited nowadays corresponds to the era of Abderraman III, who ordered the castle to be built in the year 956. It is the symbol of the city and from here you can contemplate breathtaking views of the city.
Finca del Secretario is another place which we must not forget, a Roman archaeological site which recalls the 1st and 5th century. It is located in Barrio de los Pacos, next to Arroyo Pajares. This site features a room with a portico decorated with mosaics and two ovens which were formerly used for heating the thermal baths. In 1991 the thermal baths of Torreblanca were discovered, another Roman archaeological site. During the visit you will discover in detail what the thermal baths were like during the Roman Era.
In this town along the Andalusian coast boasts the Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, the main Catholic temple located in Plaza de la Constitución. This building features the door that represents a refined baroque style with two pilasters and a divided pediment, which provide this temple with a unique and incomparable majesty. Plaza de La Constitución has an amazing, glamorous and lively atmosphere, ideal for all types of shopping.