Where is Rincón de la Victoria located
Rincón de la Victoria is located 19km from Malaga capital with a population of 47.149 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 27,51km square.
Origin of the name of Rincón de la Victoria
The old town of Bezmiliana changed its name at the beginning of the 20th century and comes from the Order of the Minimums of the Convent of Victoria in Malaga.
Denonym of People of Rincón de la Victoria
The inhabitants are called “rinconero or rinconera“.
Monuments and places of interest in Rincón de la Victoria
- The Bezmiliana Castle: Also called La Casa-Fuerte de Bezmiliana, it is a fortress built in the 18th century, more specifically in 1766 by order of King Carlos III. The building was part of the coastal defense organization against piracy that was established a century earlier.
The building has a square shape with an exterior wall of simple construction without ornaments with two towers for defense. Currently the space is used for exhibitions and cultural events.
- Cantal Tower
- Benagalbón Tower
- The Museum of Popular Arts
- The Roman site
- The Treasure Cave
- Monument Godess Malac: The Phoenicians had great influence in the founding of Malaga, the Phoenician people settled in the 8th century BC in the region. Malac was one of the goddesses they worshiped, the name Malaka which means “Queen” could be the origin of the name of the city and province of Malaga. It is believed that Malac or also known as Noctiluca was the goddess who was processed in the sea to obtain good fishing and take care of the fishermen, this procession could be the origin of the tradition of the Virgen del Carmen.
- The Archaeological Park of the Mediterranean
- Roman site of Torre de Benagalbón
- Depopulated of Bezmilianabenal
- Arroyo de Benagalbón Aqueduct
- Benagalbón Oil Mill