Guide to Salobrena

Guide to Salobrena a town located in the Costa Tropical region of Andalucia.

Salobrena - Costa Tropical - Andalucia - Spain

Situated between the towns of Almunecar and Motril, Salobrena is a town of some 12,000 inhabitants, located in the Costa Tropical region of the province of Granada, in Andalucia, Spain.

A popular area with tourists, Salobrena old town is a maze of narrow cobbled streets leading up to its 10th century castle.

One of the most attractive of the white villages ("pueblos blancos" of the Costa Tropical, Salobrena clings to an impressive rock just back from the coastline and is surrounded by sugar cane plantations.

Its fortified Arabic castle (Castillo) was originally constructed during the 10th century and attracts thousands of visitors each year, who all benefit from the wonderful views that derive from its elevated position above the town.

Also worth a look in Salobrena is the Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Rosario church, dating from the 16th century and built upon the site of a former Arab mosque.

On the coast the beach is wide and composed of grey sand, here you will find some bars, restaurants and chiringuitos (beach bars).

Located beside the N-340 coast road Salobrena is around 75 km from Malaga and its airport. Approximately 45 minutes drive will get you to the provincial capital Granada and its famous Alhambra Palace.

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