Estepona - Things to See

A new skyline for Estepona, Orchid Museum la orquedia © Michelle Chaplow
A new skyline for Estepona, with the emblematic dome of the Orchid Museum, due to open Spring 2015 © Michelle Chaplow

Estepona is a small fishing village with lots of character and an interesting history, reflected by the large number of fascinating old buildings in town. However if you are more interested in the present than the past, don't worry, there is plenty for everyone to experience and enjoy.

Aqueduct de Saladavieja Archaeological Sites
A small aqueduct that bears the name of the ancient Roman town that once stood here.
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Estepona has a long and fascinating history. There are archaeological sites that can be visited in the town centre, as well as within the municipality.
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Art Gallery Conference & Exhibition Hall
Although there is no permanent art gallery in Estepona, exhibitions are often held at the Casa de la Cultura in the Plaza de los Flores in the town centre or in the new Palacio de Congresos located two km east of town. More>
The modern Estepona Conference and Exhibition Hall is located to the east of the town on the entrance to the main road.
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Estepona Bullring La Ermita del Calvario
The bullring was opened in 1972. It was designed by well-known Spanish architect, Juan Moro Urbano and is distinguished by its unique asymmetric design.
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This chapel is located at the back of the town on top of a little hill.
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La Torre del Reloj Marina
All that remains of the church that was completed around 1473, which hails as the oldest ecclesiastical building on the Costa del Sol.
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The Marina is situated at the west end of the seafront promenade. This is a very pleasant place for a stroll.
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Museums   Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
There are four museums in Estepona all located in the Bullring.
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Built in the 18th century from local iron and rich limestone.
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Plaza de las Flores   Castillo de San Luís
Estepona's main square serves as a bustling focal point of the town.
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Although there is little remaining of this one-time great castle, it is still interesting to visit the ruins.
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Seafront Prominade   Selwo Wildlife Park
The Paseo Maritimo runs the full length of La Rada, separating the beach from the town and has several seafront bars. This is the place where the Spanish enjoy their traditional paseo (stroll) on Sunday afternoons when the sun goes down.
 
Enjoy a wide range of exotic animals living in semi-wild conditions at this beautifully landscaped wildlife part located 10km east of the town. To reach here leave the N340 coast road at km 165 and follow signs to the park.
   
The Watchtowers   Murals
There are numerous watchtowers along the coast of Southern Spain. Some are of Moorish origin, while others date from the time of the Christian re-conquest.
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Estepona’s Route of Artistic Murals has is an project started in 2012 to improve and enliven neglected neighbourhoods. More>
Casa de las Tejerinas   Sculptures
The Casa de las Tejerinas is a stately house in the centre of Estepona in the Plaza de los Flores.
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Sculptures found around the streets and squares of Estepona.
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