Alhaurin de la Torre Monuments and Museums
Many of the ancient monuments of the town have been replaced by modern buildings and infrastructure, but here are some of those that remain:
San Sebastian Church - Found right in the heart of Alhaurin, inside the Plaza de la Conception, this church is the town's premier historical and religious monument. Its rich history includes its construction on top of a mosque, the damage it sustained from a large earthquake, and its subsequent reconstruction.
Ermita del Alamillo - This place is believed to manifest miraculous acts through San Francisco de Paula. Every Wednesday, devotees perform the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross as a gesture of gratitude to the patron saint.
Casa Refugio de Torrijos - In English, it means House of Refuge of Torrijos, referring to Gen Jose Maria de Torrijos. Gen. Torrijos once rebelled against Fernando VII and this is the place where he sought refuge before getting captured and subsequently executed.
As for museums, there aren't any in Alhaurin de la Torre. However, Malaga, the provincial capital, has some really exceptional museums worth seeing, and they're just half an hour away. Here are the must-see ones:
Museo Picasso de Malaga - Located along Calle San Agustin. The shortest route from Alhaurin is via the A-7, where you'll only need 30 minutes to get there. The museum houses about 233 of Pablo Picasso's revolutionary art works.
Museo De Artes Y Costumbres Populares - Located along Pasillo de Santa Isabel. Featured here are historical artifacts of the region like saddles, harnesses, carpentry and blacksmith equipment, railings, window grills, and other items. This is expected from the English meaning of the establishment's name, which translates to "Museum of Arts and Tradition"
Museo de la Archicofradía de la Esperanza - This religious museum found along Calle San Jacinto houses many religious artifacts of the Royal Arch Confraternity of the Holy Name of Jesus of Nazareth and the Virgin of Hope. Among the things you can find there are processional fixtures, ceremonial items, and regalia.