Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Andalucia, Spain


Map of Velez-Malaga
A - Fortaleza- built in the 13th century, the castle stands on top of a hill in the centre of Arrabal de San Sebastián, the oldest district of the town. The 16 metre high tower, built to guard the town, stands in good repair as a symbol of the Moorish civilisation of Velez-Malaga.
B – Puerta Real de la Villa- leads from the Plaza de la Constitucion to the typical narrow streets of the original old town.
C – Iglesia de Santa Maria- 16th century in Mudejar style. Has a triple nave and stunning ceiling.
D – Iglesia de San Juan Bautista- 15th century in Mudejar style with a valuable Baroque retable by Berruguete and a modern mural by Francisco Fernadez.
E – Convento San Francisco- 15th century with a beautiful and austere cloister. One of four convents and monasteries of artistic merit founded by the Catholic Kings. The others are Santa Claras, Sant Jose and Las Carmelitas.
F – San Marcos Hospital- founded in 1487 as part of the estate of the Catholic Kings built for the churches of Velez.
G – Convento Las Carmelitas- Baroque / Neoclassical style.
H – Convento Las Claras- Founded in the 16th century and refomed in the 18th and 19th centuries. Has a single nave and beautiful cloister.
I – Train station- Inaugurated on 23rd July 1905. Disused today.
J – Ermita de San Sebastian- 15th century with just an arch and pieces of wall remaining as testimony to its secular past. Can be reached by ascending Calle Arroya de San Sebastian.
1 – La Llegada2 – Taberna Majanillo
3 – La Pairilla4 – The Red Lion
5 – Bar la Plaza6 – Los Amigos
7 – El Pulpo8 – Bar Miguel
9 – El Cordobes10 – Bar Juan Jose
11 – Restaurante Florida12 – Bohemia
13 – Oasis14 – Rincon de Antonio
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