Torrox: village of Malaga province, Andalusia, Spain.
Population: 17.859 (2011)
Location: 36°4' N °°57' O
Streetmap of Torrox Costa and Torrox Pueblo here (external link)
According to a study done in 2008, Torrox has the best climate in Europe, with just 54 days of rain per year and an average of 18 degrees Celsius. In the report present in Malaga it states that Torrox was compared to 21 other Mediterranean coastal municipals. Due to its geographic location Torrox enjoys pleasant temperatures throughout the year: soft winters, less hot summers and is the third town with the least rainfall.
With a size of 51 square kilometers and an altitude of 145 m, located at only 12 kilometres from Nerja, the village of Torrox has a stable population of 17.303 inhabitants (census 2011)
The first settlements are of the Prehistoric Era, however, it were the Romans who left their prints on several archeological remains. The archeological area of the Torrox Lighthouse comprises of a series of Roman remains which form one of the most important archeological sites within the province of Malaga.
At the time of the conquest, 1497, the current village of Torrox was formed by three hamlets close to the castle, nearly physically linked but different in its organization like independent villages. These were Alhaguer, Almedina and half a kilometer further South Alhandac, transformed later by the Christians and merged the three to one naming it Torrox.
The Moorish domination also left its mark, the distinctive urban layout being one of its clearest examples. According to various studies the famous arabian leader Almanzor was born in the old castle. Today the day in the village of Torrox comprises of about 910 single or two story houses, with its irregular winding streets reminds us of the Moorish construction. There are two squares with almond trees and stone benches. The first is the Constitución, here you will find the Town hall.
The castles, Arab walls and towers which formed part of the coastal defense line together with the multitude of art work and all the cultural monuments are todays testimonial of its intense and attractive past.
Tourist Office 952530225- 952532155
Emergency Health Centre 952538271
Civil Protection 952539828
Red Cross 952530013
Fire Brigade 952500991
Guardia Civil 952538008
Local Torrox Police 952539828- 666506966
Post Office 952538117
Torrox Townhall 952538200- 952538115
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