Archaeological Sites

The historic El Velerin watch tower. © Michelle Chaplow
The historic El Velerin watch tower.


This site is located below the Plaza del Reloj in Calle Villa. Excavations have been left open and the visitor can see the foundations of the roman building. The upper room was probably mausoleum… More →

Inside five small dolmens (standing stones) can be viewed. They are original and date from about 3,000 BC. Also on display are a number of pottery vessels, stone tools, arrowheads, axes, personal… More →

There is little left to see of the great castle which once stood at the heart of Estepona, and what remains is not now readily apparent, but it is possible to trace the ruins around the high… More →

There are about 100 different watchtowers (Torre Vigia or Torre Atalaya or Torre Almenara) along the coast of Southern Spain. Some are of Moorish origins others from date from the later Christian… More →

Situated on a hilltop called Cerro del Castor, between the deep valleys of Rios Padrón & Castor, are extensive ruins dating mainly from the late Moorish and Christian periods. They have been… More →

Villa Romana de las Torres, Estepona is located immediately beside the Torre Guadalmansa watchtower. There were excavations in 1915-16 and 1929 which revealed an extensive Roman villa complex. The… More →

There are two Torres de Vigias Arroyo Vaquero (watchtowers) in Estepona, both named after the arroyo (small river) that runs nearby. The older one is also known as  Torre Nazari Arroyo… More →

This interesting Archaelogical museum is located in the Casa del Ajibe (still known as old Town Hall) on Plaza Blas Infantes. The museum houses over 400 pieces from several eras, including remains… More →

The tower is named after the Guadalmansa river which runs close by. In common with the majority of such towers, its one entrance is high up on its side and the only method of entrance and exit… More →

This unusual tower is signposted on the southern extremity of Estepona. Turn off the main coast road road just west of the entrance to the Marina and go up the incline into the… More →

Torre Velerin is named after the river located slightly to the west for the watch tower. It is a circular watchtower with single opening at high level similar to others in the vicinity.

This tower is now a feature within the grounds of the Kempinski Resort Hotel, east of Estepona by the Rió Padrón at km 160.