The Neighbourhood of El Calvario and La Carihuela
The neighbourhood of el Calvario represents the colourful Andalusian local flair in Torremolinos, while the district of La Carihuela is the Shangri-la of fried fish. La Carihuela was an old fishing neighbourhood and a view of its streets allows you to discover the deep-rooted Spanish culture.
La Carihuela’s restaurants, bars and beach bars are authentic temples of traditional and typical Mediterranean culinary art. The sardine skewers prepared in the open air as well as the tasty fried fish are the main gastronomic specialities that Torremolinos is known for. In the neighbourhood of el Calvario, located very close to the town hall, you will find the Church of the Risen Christ which was built in 1981, a splendid work from the last century that is worth a visit. And in the neighborhood of La Carihuela, you will find the church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, where you can breathe in a Mediterranean air, and where you will see two large anchors and the panel of tiles that represent the Virgin Mary at its entrance.
The church of San Miguel de Arcángel [St. Michael the Archangel] is also worth a visit, a neoclassical-style temple that is located in the plaza San Miguel. The Ermita de San Miguel is located in the Pinar de los Manantiales another small temple hosting a popular pilgrimage in its surrounds every day during the month of September, coinciding with the patron saint festivals of St. Michael, with a large influx of faithful followers of up to hundred thousand people.