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The Centre

Hotels, bars and restaurants, shopping, events and great nightlife in Torremolinos

The centre of Torremolinos is alive 365 days of the year. Its streets, full of stores and restaurants, are perfect for discovering the way in which tradition and modernity combine in this town perched on the western shore of Malaga Bay.

The cuisine is a strong point, offering variety that ranges from tapas, fried fish and shellfish to the finest haute cuisine, with restaurants to suit all tastes. The centre also has a wide assortment of open-air cultural events and an exciting nightlife for visitors wishing to prolong the fun.

Plaza Costa del Sol

The Plaza Costa del Sol, after its pedestrianization in 2019, has become a great boulevard for the enjoyment of visitors and neighbors.
Designed by the architect Salvador Moreno Peralta, when you arrive at Plaza Costa del Sol the first thing that will catch your attention is the huge pergola formed by various arches evoking the waves of the sea. It is the most impressive element of the square. Right at the beginning of the pergola, you will find the other great icon of the boulevard, the spectacular sculpture by Elena Laverón, ‘Los Oficios’.

In addition, the green areas, the wide avenues and the benches have turned this square into a new meeting space. Here you can enjoy its bars, cafes, ice cream parlors and restaurants, as well as all kinds of shops, outdoor events or the pleasure of strolling under the shade of its pergola and admiring its murals and sculptures.

From the Plaza Costa del Sol and through Calle María Barrabino, you can reach the Plaza de la Independecia where the Gourmet Market ‘Sabor a Málaga’ is located, a mandatory stop for lovers of gastronomy.

Plaza Costa del Sol

Brigitte Bardot mural

Calle San Miguel

The centre of Torremolinos has many noteworthy parts, but one stands out above all: calle San Miguel. It is the town’s commercial hub and one of its most visited and bustling arteries. You can find almost anything: bars, restaurants, shops, tourist services, etc. Leisure, culture, fashion, sport, accessories, jewellery and gifts make up a selection for all tastes and ages.

It is the town’s true heart, which also beats in streets such as calle Cauce, calle Casablanca and avenida Palma de Mallorca, not forgetting the plazas AndalucíaLa Nogalera and Costa del Sol, lively areas where you can make a stop along the way on its terraces while shopping.

Calle San Miguel

Stop for the aperitif

Plaza de la Nogalera and Pueblo Blanco

Plaza de La Nogalera is known for its superb atmosphere, both during the day and at night. It’s the preferred spot for LGTBI tourists and its surrounding areas host a large number of bars, restaurants and businesses of all types. Many LGTBI tourists choose Pueblo Blanco for accommodation during their holidays, a charming old complex of Andalusian-style apartments, with fountains, vegetation, small plazas and many nightlife establishments, right next to La Nogalera.
The local train station is located in this plaza in central Torremolinos, only a few minutes’ journey from the airport, María Zambrano intercity train station, the centre of Malaga or Fuengirola, and other parts of the town. Timetables and journey times are available on the Renfe website.

La Nogalera

Pueblo Blanco and its central square

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