Comuseo Lagar de Torrijos / Lagar de Torrijos Ecology Museum

The “Lagar de Torrijos” Ecology Museum, a public use facility belonging to the Junta de Andalucía’s Ministry of Environment, is located in the heart of the Montes de Malaga Natural Park.
The building dates back to 1843 and has been conserved in great part just as it was built. It is the prototype of the press- house in the area of the Malaga Mountains, in which the functional element prevailed over comfort. The ‘lagar’ is defined as building whose main part is dedicated to wine making. In Torrijos the following elements can be distinguished: the lagar (winepress), patio, rooms with chimneys, the bread ovens, the oil press, the cellar, the fermenting room, etc. The upper part was devoted to living quarters.
The central part of the house is the beam, giving the grape press its name. It was located in an accessible spot for when the grapes were brought in from the fields during the harvest. It is called a spindle type, because of the rotating screw that drives the beam up and down on the tower of baskets containing the treaded grapes.

INFO:
Address: DSMO CASA FORESTAL TORRIJOS 1, 29018  Málaga
Carretera del Colmenar (Parque Natural de los Montes de Málaga)
Open:
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 10,00 h – 16,00 h
Thursdays and Fridays (only Fridays on summer): 10,00 h – 14,00 h
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: closed
Price: Free admission

Activities and Programmes

Environmental education for students: programmes designed to teach students about the environment, including educational centre tours, preparation of teaching materials, etc.
Open classroom for seniors:    design and implementation of a series of visits to the centre aimed at senior citizens:
Nature tourism: promotional campaign aimed at the tourism sector, including activities such as special receptions at the centre, the preparation of informational materials, etc.
Citizen awareness campaigns: informational citizen awareness campaign to prevent the consumption of baby fish.
Preparation of publications:    preparation of informational guides on CD-ROM and in book format regarding fish, molluscs and shellfish in Málaga.
Expansion of resources: installation of a new aquarium for the restocking of sea life that is representative of the species along our coast.
Informational material: tourist leaflets, children’s invitations, family discount pass, informational pamphlet for the campaign “The Sea is alive without plastics” and the Benalmádena Sea Centre activities programme.

How to get there:
Easy access from the promenade along the Arroyo de la Miel beach, about 20 metres before reading the Residencia Marymar in the direction of Fuengirola. There are signs indicating the Centro del Mar along the promenade. The Entrance is on the beach side, next to the tourist information point.

Restaurant services:
Beach restaurants and other restaurants near the Centre

Special services for children:
Interactive visit for children, about 1 hour long, during which they can experiment, observe, touch, etc., actively participating in all the centre’s activities and halls, with presents, games, and other things

Special services for foreigners:
Guided visit with a monitor through the Centre’s different thematic rooms

Season/opening hours:
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Prices/special discounts:
Personally guided tours:
Adults: 4 euros. Children: 3 euros Children under the age of 4 and retired persons free with
Identification

Discounts:
Family: 2 euros discount for more than 2 people.    Children: one child free when accompanied by the family

Parking: Large car park next to the Centre on the promenade

Tips: Comfortable clothing and shoes

Museo Félix Revello de Toro / Felix Revello de Toro Museum

The museum has its origins in the donation the maestro made to Malaga City Council in September 2005 of a total of 110 works among them oil paintings, pencil and wax drawings, watercolours, sketches and studies, covering the period between 1936 and 2006. More than 70 years of creative work.
The museum will be housed in the house where the sculptor Pedro de Mena lived and died, right in the historic old town centre. The museum will bring together all the stages of the painter. His early career from 1936 to 1956 when the young Malaguenian painter became famous as a portrait artist of high Spanish society of the period. The sixties and the seventies cemented Revello´s reputation as a great portrait artist and painter of women. From the 1980´s on he initiated a new period immersing himself in the plastic arts.

Málaga Coach Station

City Sightseeing Costa del Sol offers sightseeing tours of Málaga and Benalmádena. The ticket is valid for 24 hours. The bus offers a hop-on / hop-off service.

Languages
Visitors can get information in eight different languages: Spanish, English, German, Italian, Swedish, Russian and Japanese (in Málaga), and Portuguese (in Benalmádena).

Frequency:
Buses depart every 30 or 40 minutes.
Stops:
In Málaga City, there are 15 bus stops at the city’s major attractions: Cathedral, Castle, Port, Bullring, Vialia, Plaza de la Merced…
In Benalmádena, there are 12 stops: Puerto Marina, Parque de la Paloma, Arroyo de la Miel, Tivoli-Cable Railway, Selwo Marina, Playa del Arroyo…

Málaga coach station
Paseo de los Tilos, s/n
Tel.: (+34) 902 101 081
Fax: (+34) 902 101 082
Email: info@malaga-tour.com
Web:  www.malaga-tour.com
Email: info@benalmadena-tour.com
Website: www.benalmadena-tour.com

El Trenecito

The tourist train participates in all of the city’s parades and events.

More than just a little train

-The Marbella Visitors’ Train is painted pearl white with blue trimming.
-The panels located on the roof of each coach and the side panels can be used to carry your company’s advertising.
-In addition to its useful function as common transport facility, our train’s old-fashioned design attracts all kinds of customers.
-The train operates 12 hours daily, covering the route through the centre of Marbella’s historic district and the points of interest for visitors.

Journey

Departure: C/ El Faro across from the restaurant La Pesquera
Tour of the historic district
Calle Peral
Parque de la Represa
Puente Málaga
Bonsái Museum
Ricardo Soriano
Plaza Rodrigo Bocanegra
Camilo J. Cela
Frank´s Corner
Parque de la Constitución
Tourism Office
Paseo Marítimo

El trenecito
C/ El Faro, s/n
29600 Marbella (Málaga)
Tel.: (+34) 952 789 998/ 639 765 981
Fax: (+34) 952 782 578
E-mail: pessin@teleline.es
Website: www.homepage.mac.com/ppessin

Born To Be Wild Adventures

“Born To Be Wild Adventures” is a company that specialises in outdoor activities. It offers action and excitement in an exceptional setting under the supervision of a qualified, multi-lingual team.

Adventure tourism
-Dolphin Safari: on board a 4-seat unsinkable boat, you can enjoy the delights of navigation, view the Strait of Gibraltar or search for the dolphins of the Mediterranean.
-Jeep Safari: The objective of the “Jeep Safari” programme is to discover Andalusia through its well-cared for and privileged Nature Reserves.
-Mountain Bike:    travelling by bike is another option for exploring the most beautiful corners of Andalusia.
-Hiking: Whether on the slopes of Sierra de las Nieves or of any other Natural Park

Team building
“Jeep Rally”, Mountain Bike “Rally”, “Scooter Rally”, “Treasure Hunt Walking Rally” “Challenges” (Olympic games on the beach or at the hotel and “Team Building Event” programme)

“Blue dolphin” restaurant and beach club
The Blue Dolphin is unique because of its privacy, its atmosphere and its real character as a “Beach Club”, with nautical activities (ships, canoes, water skiing, wake board, monster tube, etc.), sport activities (Olympics, beach volley, beach football, etc.) and games.
The Restaurant, in the true tradition of the “beach restaurants” of the Costa del Sol, offers typical regional cuisine in an environment that is pleasant thanks to its decor (teak tables, gardens, etc. ) and the friendliness and charm of the staff.

Special services for children:
Programmes for everyone (regardless of age or physical condition)

Special services for foreigners:
A passionate multilingual staff (Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch)

Prices/special discounts:
It depends on the programme requested

Born to be wild
C/ Igualada, 3
29670 Marbella (Málaga)
Blue Dolphin Beach Club
Estepona Beach – 100 m from Carrefour
Shopping Centre
Estepona (Málaga)
Tel.: (+34)606 454 431/ (+34)639 720 246
Fax: (+34) 952 781 006
E-mail: info@borntobewild.es
Website: www.borntobewild.es

Costa Del Sol Rac

Enjoy thrilling race days at Mijas Racecourse! An ideal place to hold celebrations, product presentations, fairs and events, the day is split amongst five races with half hour intervals in between. The track order so as to enjoy the races is as follows:
– Saddling area: get up close to the horses and see how they are prepared with the saddle, the identifying numbered saddle pad, etc.
– Paddock: next to the saddling area, the horses walk around for a closer contact with the public.
– Once the paddock walk has finished, the horses are taken to the track. This is when to place a bet.
– Start of the race: the horses exit the starting gate.
– The winning horse does a parade or winners ceremonial entry into the public enclosure.
The horse races are broadcast by N340 Television in Mijas and Televisión Espańola.

Facilities
The racetrack consists of two sand tracks: one 1,700 m and the other 1,600 metres in length and both are 25 metres wide. It currently has 322 fully finished stalls, with plans for a second phase to reach a total of 650 stalls Visitors have at their disposal a large square in front of the tracks which measures 30,000 m2, stands to accommodate 2,000 spectators and all the amenities of a modern racetrack. Other facilities include three classrooms for ongoing training and two show-jumping courses, covering a total area of 15,400 m2 (110m x 140m)
As a complement to the sports activities, there is an Olympic Athletics Stadium in the centre of the racetrack. It can be accessed via a 70m tunnel.
Furthermore, the area includes a choice of bars, restaurants, cafeterias and terraces, catering to many different tastes and budgets.

How to get there:
The Costa del Sol is located in the El Chaparral Residential Development in Mijas Costa, right in the heart of Costa del Sol in the Mijas municipality. There are two direct entrances: one from Cala de Mijas and another from road N-340 opposite the Fuengirola Castle, towards Cerrado del Águila.

Equestrian services:
Horseback riding classes for all ages.

Other special services:
On days when races are held, the Racetrack also hosts musical performances, children’s activities, etc.

Restaurant services:
Bars, cafes, and international restaurants to suit all tastes: Patsy Fagans Pub, game room, Papa Luigi Pizzeria, No. 1 Bar, Ceferino Restaurant, El Caballo Racetrack and Cafe, Thar-Lap Terrace (weddings and events).

Opening hours:
Winter: morning races. Sunday 25th and Wednesday 28th February see the Mijas Cup Grand Prize (Andalusia Day). Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th March see horse races at 10.30. There are races at 2130 every Saturday in June, July and August.

Ticket prices:
Visitors older than 18: 3 euros. Parking is free.

Other:
All information distributed will be in Spanish and English. In addition to the horse races, the Racetrack also hosts a series of events such as    competitions    and    championships coordinated with the provincial and national Equestrian Federations, horse auctions, concerts, crafts markets, etc.

COSTA DEL SOL RAC
Urb. El Chaparral, s/n
Mijas Costa
29649 Mijas (Málaga)
Tel.: (+34) 952 592 700
Fax: (+34) 952 592 718
E-mail: hipodromo@microsur.es
Website: www.hipodromocostadelsol.es

Magic Unlimited Show

The stage at Sala Fortuna, in the Casino Hotel Torrequebrada, Benalmádena, welcomes Oscar, Renzo & Mara, internationally renowned Dutch magicians and illusionists. They present the most entertaining and spectacular show on the Costa del Sol. Thanks to their talent, these young stars add lots of energy, humour, romance and intrigue to their performances. In part, Oscar, Renzo & Mara’s success lies in their ability to take the audience to a fantastic world where happiness prevails under the wave of their magic wand.

Reservations:
International show and flamenco performance
Torrequebrada Casino
Benalmádena
Reservations by telephone:
(+34) 952 446 000

Magic unlimited show
Artists: Oscar, Renzo & Mara
Email: info@magicshow.es
Website: www.magicshow.es
Venue: Hotel Casino Torrequebrada.
Showtime: Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.
Tel.: (+34) 677 245 588

Sala Fortuna

From Tuesday to Saturday, Sala Fortuna puts on this extraordinary show, the only one of its kind in Andalusia. The first part of the show is an excellent dance fusion performance full of light and colour. The costumes are magnificent and the production, fantastic.
The second part of the show takes the audience to a “tablao flamenco,” a stage on which several “palos” are played by a “cantaor” or singer from Jerez, a guitarist and a percussionist who hits the “cajón flamenco.” The stage looks like a typical Andalusian street on which fourteen dancers do traditional flamenco dance.
Sala Fortuna is an extraordinary hall on the Costa del Sol. It seats 500 people and is the ideal venue to hold events, since it’s been offering quality, professional services for 30 years now. You can’t miss one of the best shows in Spain.

Sala fortuna
Address: Avda. del Sol, Benalmádena Costa
Tel.: (+34) 952 579 529 / (+34) 952 579 530
Fax: (+34) 952 445 702
Email: fortuna@torrequebrada.com
Website:  www.torrequebrada.com

Museo del Transporte / Transport Museum

In the grounds of what was the old Benitez Camp (28 hectares), Málaga will take over for public use a place of exceptional value due to its size and location for a unique project-Public Museum of Transport and Public Works in Spain. This project will provide Málaga with another public amenity to add to its diverse tourist, cultural and leisure services.

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