Holidays to Costa del Sol: Important Archaeological Sites

Costa del Sol is a region in Andalusia, Spain. The land is composed of towns that dot the Mediterranean coastline of the Malaga province. Once a series of tranquil fishing settlements, Costa del Sol is now a popular tourist destination.

Aside from its world-class beaches, luxurious hotels and resorts, and superb tourist facilities, Costa del Sol is also known for an unusually large number of carefully preserved ruins that are located all over the place. This is not surprising considering that the settlement of the region dates back to the Bronze Age. Since then, Costa del Sol has been colonized by several cultures such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Moors.

When you are spending your holidays to Costa del Sol, make sure you drop by and visit these ruins, for they will provide you a glimpse of the region’s ancient history. Here are just some of them.

1. The Daimalos Minaret
This ancient minaret was constructed on an old mosque called the Minaret of Daimalos. It is one of the oldest minarets in Spain and is considered a historic monument by the Junta de Andalucia. The structure is constructed out of handmade brick and masonry.

2. The Arabic Bathhouses
This ancient facility in Ronda was constructed in the late 13th or 14th century. Recent excavations revealed three chambers of the bathhouse for cold, warm, and hot baths. Semicircular arches link the three chambers, and towering above them them are barrel-vaulted roofs. These roofs have star-shaped windows that filter sunlight, creating a gentle shadowy effect that induces rest. Ancient boilers and water pipes are also carefully prserved.

3. Calzada Romana
Situated at the edges of Monda, this stone road, which was built 2000 years ago during Roman times, was used as a pathway to transport oil and grain to the port of Malaka. The stone slabs that mark the road are very well preserved.

4. Campo Santo de Casabermeja
This old graveyard in Casabermeja is quite unique because of its whitewashed mausoleums, tombs, and pinnacles. The ruins are carefully preserved, and the site has been designated as a national monument in 1980.

Include visits to these magnificent structures in your holiday destinations to Costa del Sol. Book your trip through Travel Republic.

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