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Velez-Malaga

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Observation Decks · Historic Sites
Vélez-Málaga is a municipality and the capital of the Axarquía comarca in the province of Málaga, in the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. It is the most important city in the comarca. Locally it is referred to as Vélez. Vélez-Málaga is the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Municipalities of Costa del Sol-Axarquía. The municipality forms part of the Costa del Sol region.Vélez-Málaga itself is a market city and "bustling market town and supply centre for the region's farmers", 4 km inland from Torre del Mar but unlike the coastal resort not dominated by the tourist industry.PopulationThe population of Vélez Málaga in 2015 is 78,166. In 2010, the population of the municipality of Vélez-Málaga surpassed 75,000 inhabitants, 5 being the fourth most populous municipality of the province, behind the capital, Marbella and Mijas. In general, the demographic growth of Vélez Málaga has been high in the last decades. The population is formed by people from all corners of La Axarquía, as well as by population alien to it. It is necessary to emphasize a great community of gypsies, that concentrates mainly in the districts of La Villa, La Gloria, Carabanchel and Las Malvinas.Foreigners without Spanish nationality according to 2008 data were 8923. Of these, the largest group is from Romania, which represents about 13% of the total number of foreigners.12 There is also a small Chinese community, dedicated to restaurants and shops ; People from Muslim countries, mostly from Morocco; Of countries in sub-Saharan Africa; As well as from Community countries, mainly German and British, and from Eastern Europe. The main center of the municipality is the town of Vélez-Málaga proper, located in the interior a few kilometers from the coast. The following nuclei in importance by population are Torre del Mar and Caleta de Velez, located on the coast. These three nuclei, which are very close to each other, are increasingly close to each other because of the population that forms part of the town or town and is linked by the Avenida del Rey Juan Carlos I and Paseo Marítimo.
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Religious Site
Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Observation Deck
Alcazaba La Fortaleza de Velez Malaga
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Casa Cervantes
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Church of San Juan Bautista
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Side trips from Velez-Malaga

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Winery / Vineyard
Bodegas Bentomiz Sayalonga
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Duration: 4h 30 min
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Paseo Maritimo Torre del Mar
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El Torcal de Antequera Antequera
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Duration: 3 hours
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Water Park
Aquavelis Water Park Torre del Mar
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Velez-Malaga

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Convent of the Carmelitas
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Convent of San Francisco
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Teatro del Carmen
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Historic Sites in Velez-Malaga

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Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church of Santa Maria
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Convent of Nuestra Senora de Gracia
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Velez-Malaga

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History Museum
Museo de Velez
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Duration: 30 minutes

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