Thursday, 23 May 2013


The cross on Peñon del Santo, the rock at the old harbour entrance, marks the defeat of the Arabs, in 1489, and the return of the Christianity, but for one century the Chatoclics and the Moors co-habited.

The building of a new church started in 1557, the latest design in 1600 , first Baroque style church in the Granada Province.The old town was paganised by the goddess of fertility, as on the water fountain on the Calle Real ( Royal Street), dated to 1559, with the royal clhpher above , but at the time using the Roman water supply , installed 1500 years earlier.

Wiew from the castle, over Marina del Este.
The tower of the church.
The castle was again rebuildt and set under the patronage of San Miguel, it was rebuildt and fortified by King Carlos III, and last defended by the French, in the Napoleonic Wars. One of the towers was partly destroyed and most of the internal buildings, by the British crew of HMS Hyacinth in collaboration with Spanish partisans from Nerja on the 27 of May 1812 they caused the French to flee.
The castle was then finished as a military stronghold, but after a cholera outbreak in 1830 it became the town cementry, until it was moved north of the town in 1986.

The castle is still beeing restored, and has a museum inside.

Tower of the San Miguel Castle.

Plaza de  Los Higuitoes, for breakfast , lunch or a coffe in the afternoon.

Patio with Empedrado Granadino.

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