If you want to boast about having been to the place with the best climate in Europe, you should pack your bags and find Torrox on the map. You'll only need a few hours in this town in the Axarquía region at any time of year to get to know its opportune geographical layout and find out for yourself why it merits such a title.
With an average year round temperature of 18ºC, Torrox is a land of eternal spring and has become the jewel in the crown of the Costa del Sol by managing to always be warm. This fortunate climate is due to the Valley of the River Torrox, whose river limits temperature extremes as it opens up to the sea, whilst at the same time the surrounding mountains keep out strong winds.
With inland and costal beauty spots only four kilometres apart, Torrox has a subtropical landscape where its mountains merge into its seven blue flag beaches. Several outstanding examples for their easy access and good services are the El Morche, Torcasol, Ferrara or Peñoncillo beaches.
MUST SEE THINGS IN TORROX
A charming place that"s perfect for a memorable trip to Torrox is its Lighthouse, it is one of the few examples of its type across the whole of the Málaga province that is open to the public as a cultural heritage point.
History lovers too will find many reasons to go back to Torrox. The town possesses an interesting cultural heritage such as an archaeological site with a Roman forum and the church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación The first is home to the remains of a Roman town, that flourished between the first and forth century AD. The church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación was built in the 16th century and extended in the 17th. Its ceilings are made of wooden Mudéjar framework, and outside its tower rises up in a rectangular prism form, and is crowned with a pyramid shaped spire.
In the 15th century, the Calaceite Lookout Tower and the Huit Beacon were built and became part of the costal defence system of the time. Torrox preserves all the remains of the Arabic fortress and the wall that used to surround the town including its gate and turrets.
La Moneda House, also known as the Aduana Palace, is a building dating back to the 18th century that serves as a marker of Torrox"s commercial golden age in times gone by. Today, it is actually private property and so the building can only be viewed from outside.
La Joya Palace and La Granja aqueduct are two examples of 19th century architecture that Torrox preserves. La Hoya House is another building of the same time; it was home to the King Alfonso XII during his visit to the Axarquía region in 1884. Visitors can also take a look at the San José hospital from the 16th century, the old San Rafael sugar factory, and can visit the Miniatures Museum.