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Monuments of Estepona

By Clarke Watson Subscribe to RSS | January 20th 2012 | Views:

Estepona is a town that has a wonderful and long coastline. It is in the southern part of Spain. This town is famous for its beaches. There are also other tourist attractions in this town. Here we are going to know about the various monuments that one can see when they visit the town of Estepona.

Glesia De Los Remedios

This is a very famous church. There is a big history behind this church. During the year 1400, the place, which is now a church, was a forest. It was a pine forest. People found a crucifix in this forest. This was when there was Muslim rule in the town. This was the first crucifix found, so they built this church in the place where they had located that crucifix. To make space for the building, they had to chop off many trees in that area. They built the building with the same wood from the trees that they had to fell to make space. Very close to this hermitage, they built a rest house. During the period from 1725 to 1766 this church was popularly known as the convent of Francisco. But then the things and name changed after 1889.

Torre Del Reloj

Enrique the fourth built this church and one can now see the remains of the church. This church was a mosque during the Arabic period. When the Castellans conquered this place, there was conversion of the monument into a church. There was an addition of a dome during the fifteenth century. These days there are many concerts held in this tower.

Plaza de toros

The inauguration of this tower was in the year 1972. The design was by the architect by name Juan de Mora. He won a National Prize for his architectural skills. This tower is elliptical in shape. There are only two more buildings, which have this shape in the whole world. This place holds musical concerts.

Ermita del Calvario

This monument is not a very big one and is in the shape of a square. The outer part of the tower is very elegant and simple. This tower is of the parish culture and this is the only remain which is preserved from that culture. The tower was built somewhere around 1818. This was initially a place where patients who had contagious diseases lived separately away from the village. Only much later, it became a sacred place meant for prayer.

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