Monuments and Museums in Rincon de la Victoria
Rincon de la Victoria has a handful of monuments worth visiting. Among them are:
El Tesoro cave - “Tesoro” means treasure. Although the prehistoric wall paintings of animals and ceramic products found there are certainly historical treasures, the cave’s name isn’t attributed to them. Rather, it was called the “treasure cave” because people believed Tasulin, an emperor during the 7th Century, hid his treasure there.
La Victoria cave - Bronze Age relics were unearthed here. It is believed that more artifacts may have been stored within its walls but unfortunately ended up in the hands of farmers and other locals, who took them as souvenirs.
Fortaleza de Bezmiliana - This old fortress was constructed to defend the village from English invaders. The original internal structure was actually different from what you’ll see today. Today’s Fortaleza de Bezmiliana is a result of a major restoration and enhancement in 1992, from which sprouted the exhibition centre and other specialized rooms.
El Cantal and Benagalbon watchtowers - These two were part of the defensive structures built to protect the villagers from sea invaders and are still in good condition.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen - This church, which was built in 1892, is dedicated to the town’s patron saint. It houses three naves and is highlighted by a prominent bell tower outside.
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria - Inside this 16th church you’ll find murals of the world-renowned painter, Francisco Hernandez.
As for museums, we suggest you head back to Malaga where you’ll find no less than world-renowned establishments. Among them are those featuring the works of Pablo Picasso. Some of the premier museums there include the following:
* Museo Picasso de Malaga along Calle San Agustín (Phone: 952 602 731),
* Fundacion Pablo Ruiz Picasso along Plaza de la Merced (Phone: 952 060 215),
* Museo Municipal de Malaga along Paseo de Reding (Phone: 952 225 106),
* Museo de la Archicofradía de la Esperanza along Calle San Jacinto (Phone: 952 612 776),
* Museo Tesoro de la Cofradía de La Expiración along Plaza de Enrique Navarro (Phone: 952 360 271), and
* Museo Flamenco Juan Breva along Calle Picador (Phone: 952 210 876)