Founded by the Phoenicians, the Romans, Byzantines, Visigoths and Moors among other groups of people have passed through Fuengirola, until it became part of the Crown of Castile in 1485. It was a small fishing town that in recent times has become an important tourist spot that receives 250,000 visitors during the summer months and whose economy revolves around this industry.
In addition to this, Fuengirola has places of interest that every visitor should know about. Of these, the Sohail Castle stands out, an Arab fortress which has been converted into an auditorium for concerts making it a multipurpose space and an amazing viewpoint over the sea and city. It also has the city museum; a semi-pedestrianised shopping area; one of the best zoos in Europe; the recreational possibilities of the spectacular Paseo Maritimo and a network of green spaces including the Parque Fluvial, with its navigable canal which is unique in the province.