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castillo sohail

Castle Sohail


Sohail Castle is located in full mouth of the River Fuengirola, on a small isolated hill 38 meters above sea level and next to the motorway on the Costa del Sol rises. This circumstance makes it a privileged viewpoint a wide coastal strip dominated by the Sierra de Mijas and in the town of Fuengirola is inscribed.
The magnificent geographical conditions of this place allowed, since ancient times, the continued settlement of its slopes by Punic and Roman. On the ruins of their settlements are built, and in Caliphate, a first -perhaps one almenara- tower enclave remaining few archaeological and documentary data. Later, in the twelfth century, the Almoravids up a defensive enclosure of irregular plant, adapting to the uneven terrain.

In 1485 Sohail Castle is occupied by the Christian army in full offensive against the Moorish kingdom of Granada. From that moment the military compound enter into an inevitable process of readjustment of its architecture that will nearing its present appearance.

A few years later the castle lost its military function proceeding to his public auction. The transition to civilian hands puts it in a period of abandonment that will not be interrupted until the second half of the twentieth century.

Rehabilitation works have enabled Sohail Castle is recovered as a meeting of Fuengiroleños with its history and as a space where you can celebrate various cultural events such as the renowned Festival City of Fuengirola, the Medieval Market or the Feast Beer.


Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 to 14:00 h.

Closed Monday.


Free entrance.

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