The municipal AREA stretches along the strip of coast which runs from the mouth of the River Guadalhorce to Benalmádena and, inland, as far as the slopes of the Sierra de Mijas.

Though it appears to have been founded in 1489, Torremolinos is a typical product of the tourist boom of the 1960"s, which turned this small fishing village into a large, densely-populated town devoted entirely to sun and sand tourism, boasting large beaches and all manner of related facilities; it is also home to a Congress Centre which has played host to important international conventions on numerous occasions.

Some traces of its past are still visible in the Bajondillo and La Carihuela districts, though the Pimentel Tower is the town"s most noteworthy monument. 

General information

Touristic zones: Costa del Sol Occidental, Málaga y Entorno Province: Málaga Distance from the capital (km): 13 Altitude above sea level (m): 49 Area (Km2): 20 RAINFALL: 500 Nº of inhabintants: 60077 name for people: torremolinense Postal code: 29620 Web: