Monuments in Estepona

Monuments in Estepona

Those who aren’t interested in spending the whole day on the beach have a great choice of cultural and historical activities to choose from in Estepona. If you’re interested in historical buildings of religious and historical significance, then you’re in the right place. The area, like many other towns and cities in the region, has a long history and the buildings show the influences of the many peoples who lived and settled in the area throughout the history of the town – this includes of course the Romans and the Moors who left their mark in all of southern Spain. Church of the Remedy Head firstly to the Church of Los Remedios. Founded on a spot where locals claim a cross that Christians were using to worship amongst the trees during the Muslim occupation of Spain was found. They built a small structure on the spot and nearby a hospital, which later became a nunnery and monastery for the Franciscans. Later, on the same site, the Church of Los Remefios was constructed in the late 17th century, and it can be viewed to this day. The Tower of Reloj

Next, you can go to the fascinating tower of Reloj. The ruins on this site belonged to a place of worship built during the time of Inrique the fourth in the 13th century. Like many churches in the area it was built on the site of an old mosque, the tower of which is still visible. The church is the site of many local music festivals which you can attend during the summer months. Bull fighting ring Another interesting site is the bull fighting ring – known place of the Bulls. It is still used for bull fighting to this day, as well as other events such as shows, productions and music festivals. It’s a more modern structure, built in the 20th century, and has an interesting shape and many modern features. It is similar to another ring which can be found in Mexico. The Calvario Hermitage Finally, head to the hermitage of Calvario, built in the 19th century in a basic style. The tall tower remains to this day, but most of the rest of the structure has fallen apart. It used to welcome the sick and ill who were not permitted to mix freely in society, for example lepers. It was then transformed by the locals into a site for worship for the local community.

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