The municipal area of Torrox has an area of ​​51 km² that extend through the valley of the homonymous river, and it has population of 15.371 inhabitants (2017). Torrox is distributed in two differentiated nuclei; the old village of Torrox, located in the interior, and Torrox Costa, located at the coast, where most of the population is located. It is worth mentioning that it houses one of the largest colonies of German residents of Spain.

Due to its beaches and tourist infrastructure it is a very busy place during the summer months. The agricultural land allows the cultivation of tropical fruits such as avocado, cherimoya, mango or medlar thanks to the subtropical microclimate of the area.

It is believed that the origins of the Torrox are in a Roman city-factory probably called Caviclum. The Arabs promoted the planting of mulberry trees, turning Torrox into a center of the silk industry, which met the demand of the markets of Malaga and Granada, where it was highly appreciated. After the Castilian conquest suffered the consequences of the rebellion of the Moriscos, the expulsion of these and the following repopulations.


Points of Interest

  • Historic Center: it has narrow streets and white facades and a lot of streets are decorated with plants and flowers, Several buildings dating from the Muslim era, such as the Arab tower or the Casa de la Inquisición. Other unique buildings are the Aduana y Casa de la Moneda, from the 18th century;
  • Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación: Baroque structure, has three naves, in addition to its square tower. It was founded in the 15th century and restored in the 17th century, it stands on the old mosque. The roofs are made of Mudejar wooden frameworks, although they are almost completely rebuilt;
  • Convento Nuestra Señora de las Nieves: Mudejar style, founded by the Padres Mínimos de San Francisco in the sixteenth century.
  • The Church of San Roque:, from the 16th century. This hermitage is simple, has a single nave with apse, choir and bulrush;
  • The old sugar mill of San Rafael: before the nineteenth century, one of the largest in the province of Malaga. Located in the area of La Rabitilla;
  • The aqueduct of La Granja: used until the 19th century;
  • The San José hospital: in the eighteenth century, in ruins, which today is not preserved and in which a residential building is being built in its place, that will respect the original shape of the old hospital;

  • Palace or Casa de Joya: constructed in 1863, it lodged king Alfonso XII during a visit that he made when a part of the Axarguia was hit by an earthquake;
  • The Roman ruins; located in the vicinity of the Torrox Lighthouse, at Torrox Costa. This site corresponds to the Roman population known as Clavicum or Caviclum, founded in the first century and which was inhabited until the beginning of the 8th century. There are remains of a villa, a necropolis, thermal baths, garum pools and common ceramic ovens;
  • Almenara Tower of Güi / Huit: Documented since 1497. Watchtower located at 25m high, with truncated cone shape, 9 meters of height and 23.4 meter of basal circumference. It can be seen at the 340 national road, towards Malaga.
  • Tower of Calaceite: It dates from the 15th century. Watchtower located at 40 meters high, with truncated cone shape in masonry and lime mortar, 9 meter of height and 22,30 meter of basal circumference. It is part of the so-called defensive system of the coast. Located in the area of Calaceite, national road 340 in the direction of Nerja, it can be seen from the road.



  • In February the Carnival is celebrated. With its concentration of murgas. There is always a minimum of 3 groups.
  • The fair is held the first weekend of October
  • The day of the crumbs, declared as a holiday of national tourist interest, is celebrated on the last Sunday before Christmas. The crumbs are a traditional dish made with oil, peeled garlic, water, semolina flour and salt, accompanied by salad arriera, composed of oranges, tomatoes, onions, cod, olives, olive oil, salt and vinegar, and wine of the ground. Bracerías and tornapeón were the usual forms of work in this town. When the workers were in the vineyard or olive grove, and it was lunchtime, the boss from the farmhouse would touch the conch shell and indicate that the crumbs were ready. The celebration of migas began to be held in 1980 and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports established by resolution of April 20, 1999, the General Directorate of Tourism Promotion and Promotion, the declaration of Fiesta of National Tourist Interest of Andalusia.
  • The Crosses of May and Holy Week
  • On August 5 the festival is celebrated in honor of the patron saints of the town, the Virgen de las Nieves and San Roque, together with the International Choir and Dance Festival
  • The second week of August the fair of El Morche and the 15 of August the virgin of the carmen is celebrated.
  • The pilgrimage of San Antonio is celebrated around June 13
  • The pilgrimage of San Roque, is celebrated on August 26, in 2006 its first edition took place with the aim of raising funds to restore the roof of the church Ntra. Sra. De la Encarnación. This pilgrimage coincides with the Day of the Tourist in which the tourist is the protagonist and in which diverse activities take place for the enjoyment of all the visitors
  • On June 24 it is customary to spend the night on the beach to celebrate the San Juan festival
  • At the end of the first week of September the candelaria is celebrated: people go to the farmhouses to spend the weekend with friends, eating and drinking, and at night a big bonfire is burned in each farmhouse. It is said that its origin is related to the celebration of the end of the harvest.




Photo Gallery Torrox




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