Vélez-Málaga is the ideal blend of culture in the inland villages of Axarqua and vivacity in the coastal communities of Malaga. Its magnificent architectural legacy, coupled with its 25 kilometers of coastline, render this community a year-round tourist attraction.
A walk through Vélez-old Málaga’s quarter, designated as a Site of Historic and Artistic Interest, is a journey back in time. Intricately designed riches and long-standing customs from the past still exist. What better way to unwind than a trip to the Mediterranean Sea, which surrounds the district? Torre del Mar, a popular tourist destination, welcomes you with its splendid esplanade and coastline. In Caleta de Vélez, there is a fishing port and marina, as well as the Baviera Golf Club, which is one of the finest “Pay & Play” courses in the country.
This Vélez-Málaga Free Original Walking Tour will be able to accompany you around the city, strolling to share stories, traditions, and culture through different routes and discover a city full of charms, Vélez-Málaga has a lot to teach you, and we are here to guide you!
✓ Local Guide
✘ Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point: Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Return Details: Vélez-Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Beginning from the Plaza de las Carmelitas, just in front of the town center of Vélez-Málaga, we will embark on a 3-hour journey to learn about some of the city’s most ancient landmarks. We will first discover ourselves in the Plaza del Carmen, with the exterior of the old church of the monastery of San José de la Soledad del Monte Carmelo, presently transformed into the Teatro del Carmen, or the statue of one of the most renowned flamenco singer.
Our directions will lead us to the Plaza de la Constitución, which houses the parish of San Juan Bautista, the Poster Building, the Fountain of Ferdinand VI and its unique “distinctions,” and the early medieval partitions, which we will traverse through one of its doors and climb up to the viewpoint of the wall surfaces. After this, we will continue our trek through the Villa area’s narrow and winding pavements of Moorish origin, an ancient Muslim medina traveling through the Church of Santa Mara de la Encarnación, which was an ancient Aljama mosque and has a wealthy and powerful architectural heritage inside because this architecture has a double utilization, parish and the first site devoted to Holy Week throughout Andalusia, and is one of the most iconographic buildings of the city’s affluent monumental intricate.
To conclude the tour, we will explore the ruins of the adjacent and enforcing Muslim citadel that once controlled all of this region, from which we can climb the tribute tower to enjoy extraordinary panoramic views of 360o to more than 150 meters high, overlooking the sea, the fertile valley of the Vélez River with its subtropical farmlands, the mountainous foothills of the natural park of the mountains of Alhama, Tejeda, and Almijara, a very interesting experience and that is suitable for all public.
This experience requires good weather. If the tour is canceled because of poor weather, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If the tour is canceled because the minimum numbers of participants aren’t met, you’ll be offered or you can also choose a different date.