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Sale | Venta | La Plaza de Toros de Fuengirola, Costa del Sol

For sale in Fuengirola (Málaga) the emblematic bullring, the car parks and the 2,500 m2 of commercial premises inside. It currently has a capacity of 4,029 spectators, it has also been used as a multipurpose venue; Concerts, Motor Shows, Equestrian Shows, Wedding Celebrations and any type of event that this type of property can host | A la venta en Fuengirola (Málaga) la emblemática plaza de toros, los parkings y los 2.500 m2 de locales comerciales del interior. En la actualidad cuenta con un aforo de 4.029 espectadores, también ha sido utilizada como recinto multiusos; Conciertos, Exhibiciones de motor, Espectáculos Ecuestres, Celebración de Bodas y cualquier tipo de evento que este tipo de inmueble pueda albergar.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

The bullring was inaugurated on July 8, 1962, the bullfighters César Girón, Manuel Segura and José Martínez “Limeño” were announced on the poster, along with the rejoneador Clemente Espadanal and cattle of Germán Gervás. For reasons of some works that were carried out for the 50th anniversary of the square, it had to be reopened on October 6, 2012, the list of that day was formed by the swordsmen El Cordobés, El Fandi and Juan José Padilla.

In the course of these 60 years, the most outstanding figures of bullfighting have stepped on its albero; Antonio Ordoñez (he owned the property), El Cordobés, Paco Ojeda, Espartaco, José Antonio Galán, Jesulín de Ubrique, José María Manzanares, Enrique Ponce, El Juli, etc. The bullfights in the square take place in the summer season and during the month of October, which is when the Fair of the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of the city, takes place.

Price: 4.500.000 €. The intermediation fee is for the account of the buyer.

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Descripción:

La Plaza de toros se inauguró un 8 de julio de 1962, en el cartel estaban anunciados los matadores de toros César Girón, Manuel Segura y José Martínez “Limeño”, junto al rejoneador Clemente Espadanal y reses de Germán Gervás. Por motivos de unas obras que se realizaron por el 50 aniversario de la plaza tuvo que ser reinaugurada el día 6 de octubre del 2012, la terna de ese día la formaron los espadas El Cordobés, El Fandi y Juan José Padilla.

En el transcurso de estos 60 años, han pisado su albero las más destacadas figuras del toreo; Antonio Ordoñez (fue propietario del inmueble), El Cordobés, Paco Ojeda, Espartaco, José Antonio Galán, Jesulín de Ubrique, José María Manzanares, Enrique Ponce, El Juli, etc. Los festejos taurinos de la plaza se desarrollan en temporada estival y durante el mes de octubre que es cuando tiene lugar la Feria de la Virgen del Rosario patrona de la ciudad.

Precio: 4.500.000 €. La tarifa de intermediación es por cuenta del comprador.

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Holiday Rental | Alquiler Vacacional, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol

3 Beds 2 Baths Apartment in Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol | Apartamento de 3 dormitorios y 2 baños en Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms accommodation with a patio and garden views. Around 1.5 km from El Saladillo Beach. Located 1 km from Playa de Arroyo las Cañas-Velerín. The property provides a fitness and wellnesscenter with sauna and free private parking.

The apartment has a satellite TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a microwave, a washing machine, a fridge, and an oven. The inventory was renewed at the end of 2021.

From 1.000 € a week, including a one-time 20% intermediation fee for the account of the tenant.

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Descripción:

Alojamiento de 3 dormitorios y 2 baños con patio y vistas al jardín. Aproximadamente a 1,5 km de la playa de El Saladillo. Situada a 1 km de la Playa de Arroyo las Cañas-Velerín. El establecimiento ofrece un centro de fitness y bienestar con sauna y aparcamiento privado gratuito.

El apartamento tiene TV vía satélite y cocina totalmente equipada con lavavajillas, microondas, lavadora, nevera y horno. El inventario se renovó a finales de 2021.

Desde 1.000 € al mes, incluyendo una comisión única de intermediación del 20% por cuenta del arrendatario.

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Sale | Venta | Exclusive Homes | Viviendas Exclusivas, Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol

52 exclusive homes with 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with large terraces, garage and storage room, from 247.000 euros. This new development project is being realized in Mijas Costa next to Miramar Park in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol | 52 exclusivas viviendas de 1, 2 y 3 dormitorios con amplias terrazas, garaje y trastero, desde 247.000 euros. Este nuevo proyecto de desarrollo se está realizando en Mijas Costa junto al Parque Miramar en Fuengirola en la Costa del Sol.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

Strategically located at the midpoint between Malaga and Marbella, it enjoys the best commercial offer on the entire Costa del Sol: Miramar shopping center, El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, Marina de Fuengirola and the future peri-urban park, the largest in the entire province. from Malaga. All this without forgetting the gastronomic offer of the area and the numerous golf courses that are within a radius of just 15 minutes. All homes have a south-facing orientation, large terrace, community pool with beautiful gardens, private garage and storage rooms. In addition to common areas: gym and coworking area.

Block 2 – 2 bedroom flats

1ºb – 110.72 meters + 23.75 meters of terrace. Price 251,000 €
2ºb- 110.72 meters + 19.55 meters of terrace. Price 253,000 €

Block 3 – 2 bedroom flats

Low to – 110 meters + 15.16 meters of terrace. Price: 247,000 €
1ºb – 111.69 meters + 20.93 meters of terrace. Price: 251,000 €
2ºb – 111.69 meters + 16.73 meters of terrace. Price: 253,000 €
3ºb – 111.69 meters + 16.73 meters of terrace. Price: 255,000 €
4ºb – 111.69 meters + 16.73 meters of terrace. Price: 257,000 €

Block 4 – 2 bedroom flats

1ºb – 103.91 meters + 12.66 meters of terrace. Price: 251,000 €
2ºb – 103.91 meters + 6.09 meters of terrace. Price: 253,000 €
3ºb – 103.91 meters + 6.09 meters of terrace. Price: 255,000 €
4ºb – 99.91 meters + 6.09 meters of terrace. Price: 257,000 €

Block 5 – 2 bedroom flats

1ºb – 113.85 meters + 24.2 meters of terrace. Price: 251,000 €
2ºb – 113.85 meters + 20 meters of terrace. Price: 254,000 €
3ºb – 113.85 meters + 20 meters of terrace. Price: 256,000 €
4ºb – 113.85 meters + 24.57 meters of terrace. Price: 259,000 €
Penthouse b – 99.59 meters + 137.42 meters of terrace. Price: 336,000 €

The parking space is optional and its price is 18,000 €

Price: from 247.000 €. The intermediation fee is for the account of the buyer.

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Descripción:

Estratégicamente ubicada en el punto intermedio entre Málaga y Marbella, disfruta de la mejor oferta comercial de toda la Costa del Sol: centro comercial Miramar, el Corte inglés, Carrefour, marina de Fuengirola y el futuro parque periurbano, el más grande de toda la provincia de Málaga. Todo ello sin olvidar la oferta gastronómica de la zona y los numerosos campos de golf que se encuentran en un radio de apenas 15 minutos. Todays viviendas cuentan con orientación de orientación sur, amplia terraza, piscina comunitaria con preciosos jardines , garaje privado y trasteros. Además de zonas comunes : gimnasio y zona de coworking.

Bloque 2 – pisos de 2 dormitorios

1ºb – 110,72 metros + 23,75 metros de terraza. Precio 251.000 €
2ºb- 110,72 metros + 19,55 metros de terraza. Precio 253.000 €

Bloque 3 – pisos de 2 dormitorios

Bajo a – 110 metros + 15,16 metros de terraza. Precio : 247.000 €
1ºb – 111,69 metros + 20,93 metros de terraza. Precio: 251.000 €
2ºb – 111,69 metros + 16,73 metros de terraza. Precio : 253.000 €
3ºb – 111,69 metros + 16,73 metros de terraza. Precio: 255.000 €
4ºb – 111,69 metros + 16,73 metros de terraza. Precio: 257.000 €

Bloque 4 – pisos de 2 dormitorios

1ºb – 103,91 metros + 12,66 metros de terraza. Precio : 251.000 €
2ºb – 103.91 metros + 6,09 metros de terraza. Precio : 253.000 €
3ºb – 103.91 metros + 6,09 metros de terraza. Precio : 255.000 €
4ºb – 99,91 metros + 6,09 metros de terraza. Precio : 257.000 €

Bloque 5 – pisos de 2 dormitorios

1ºb – 113,85 metros + 24,2 metros de terraza. Precio : 251.000 €
2ºb – 113,85 metros + 20 metros de terraza. Precio : 254.000 €
3ºb – 113,85 metros + 20 metros de terraza. Precio: 256.000 €
4ºb – 113,85 metros + 24,57 metros de terraza. Precio : 259.000 €
Ático b – 99,59 metros + 137,42 metros de terraza. Precio : 336.000 €

La plaza de aparcamiento es opcional y su precio es de 18.000 €

Precio: desde 247.000 €. La tarifa de intermediación es por cuenta del comprador.

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Sale | Venta | Village with church (300 ha) near Camino de Santiago, Pamplona

The plot is located in a beautiful natural environment with various walking routes and therefore not far away from the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The village has its own water source but no electricity | La parcela se encuentra en un hermoso entorno natural con varias rutas de senderismo y, por lo tanto, no muy lejos del Camino de Santiago, la ruta de peregrinación a Santiago de Compostela en Galicia. El pueblo tiene su propia fuente de agua pero no tiene electricidad.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

Located in the Esteribar valley, 25 minutes from Pamplona, after the town of Larrasoaña on the right side of the N. 135, between the urban centers of Setoain and Errea, we find this abandoned village and its round preserve of approximately 300 ha of mountains, forests and meadows. It is located very close to the Camino de Santiago.

It is a village in ruins, totally uninhabited, with a church and some ruined buildings. People have lived there for centuries, and the mark of so many years of human presence is there, in plain sight. The footprint is those buildings, some of them hundreds of years old. It is a church that belonged to the Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles, two superb buildings and other small buildings for services, such as corrals, warehouses, etc.

Within what is rural architecture there are few buildings in Navarra with the architectural quality exhibited by one of these buildings that are still standing.

The village is today simply a farm for agricultural and livestock uses. It is also a small game preserve. It has well and spring water.

Beautiful natural environment with hiking trails.

Informational data, without contractual value. Taxes and transmission costs not included.”

Features:

  • 2,600 m² built
  • 3 rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Plot of 3,000,000 m²
  • second hand/good condition
  • It does not have heating

Price: 1.600.000 €. The intermediation fee is for the account of the buyer.

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Descripción:

Situado en el valle de Esteribar a 25 mn de Pamplona, pasado el pueblo de Larrasoaña en el vertiente derecho de la N. 135, entre los núcleos urbanos de Setoain y Errea, nos encontramos con este pueblo abandonado y su coto redondo de aprox 300 ha de monte, bosque y prados. Está situado muy cerca del Camino de Santiago.

Es un pueblo en ruinas, totalmente deshabitado, con una iglesia y con unos edificios en ruina. Allí ha vivido gente durante siglos, y la huella de tantos años de presencia humana está allí, a la vista. La huella son esos edificios, algunos de ellos con cientos de años de antigüedad. Se trata de una iglesia que perteneció a la Colegiata de Roncesvalles, de dos soberbios edificios y de otros pequeños edificios destinados a servicios, como corrales, almacenes, etc.

Dentro de lo que es la arquitectura rural pocos edificios hay en Navarra con la calidad arquitectónica que exhibe uno de estos edificios que todavía quedan en pie.

El pueblo es hoy simplemente una granja para usos agrícolas y ganaderos. También es un coto de caza menor. Tiene agua de pozo y manantial.

Dispone de agua pozo y manantial.

Entorno natural bellísimo con rutas de senderismo.

Datos meramente informativos, sin valor contractual.

Características:

  • Finca rústica
  • 2.600 m² construidos
  • 3 habitaciones
  • 2 baños
  • Parcela de 3.000.000 m²
  • Segunda mano/buen estado
  • No dispone de calefacción

Precio: 1.600.000 €. La tarifa de intermediación es por cuenta del comprador.

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Sale | Venta | Country Hotel in Iznájar, Córdoba, Málaga, Costa del Sol

Cortijo Ándalus is the perfect hotel in Andalucia, Spain. It was an old olive mill that has been converted into a house and 3 apartments | Cortijo Ándalus es el hotel perfecto en Andalucía, España. Era un antiguo molino de aceite reconvertido en casa y 3 apartamentos.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Private spaces:

The main house with a large kitchen, living/dining area, and 2 bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room and the other with bathroom. The Berber apartment (ground floor) which has a kitchen/dining room and 2 suites (Patio and Garden). Each suite has a large double bed and plenty of space for an extra single bed or two. The patio suite and its shower room are wheelchair accessible.

The Fes apartment (first floor) has two twin rooms and a suite, each with ensuite shower rooms, as well as a kitchen/dining area. The White apartment has a beautiful and large open plan kitchen/dining/living area, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and a bedroom with 3 single beds and a shower room.

Communal spaces:

There is a large hall of 140m² with huge fireplace, lounge and games area (pool table, table tennis and table football) that is ideal for dining, parties and celebrations. There is also another 70m² lounge overlooking the pool that has wifi internet and satellite tv and there are 2 patios to the rear of the Cortijo which are perfect for dining outdoors with barbecue.

More about Cortijo Ándalus:

Cortijo Ándalus is a stunning big villa for rent in the heart of Andalusia perfect for large groups looking for a self catering holiday. It has 9 spacious, beautifully decorated bedrooms, a private pool, gardens and plenty of communal and private spaces and can easily accommodate up to 24 people. Just an hour from Granada, Cordoba and Malaga and 5 minutes from the mountain top village of Iznajar.

Features:

  • 9 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Built size 1010 m²
  • Plot size 5000 m²
  • Air Conditioning
  • Automatic Irrigation System
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue House
  • Central Heating
  • Country Property
  • Double Glazing Windows
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Excellent Condition
  • Fireplace
  • Floor Heating
  • Furnished
  • Garden and Pool View
  • Gas Underfloor Heating
  • Hi-Fi Installation
  • Ideal for Country Lovers
  • Independent Apartment
  • Interior Courtyard
  • Investment Property
  • Natural spring
  • Newly Fitted Bathroom
  • Oil Underfloor Heating
  • Optical fiber / ADSL
  • Parking
  • Patio Andaluz
  • Private Pool
  • Quiet Location
  • Terracotta
  • Top Quality

Price: 1.900.000 €. The intermediation fee is for the account of the buyer.

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Espacios privados:

La casa principal con una gran cocina, salón / comedor y 2 dormitorios, uno con ducha en suite y el otro con baño. El apartamento bereber (planta baja) que tiene una cocina / comedor y 2 suites (Patio y Jardín). Cada suite tiene una cama doble grande y mucho espacio para una cama individual extra o dos. La suite del patio y su cuarto de ducha están adaptados para sillas de ruedas.

El apartamento de Fes (primer piso) tiene dos habitaciones dobles y una suite, cada una con baño con ducha, así como una cocina / comedor. El apartamento White tiene una hermosa y amplia cocina / comedor / sala de estar, un dormitorio doble con baño privado y un dormitorio con 3 camas individuales y un baño con ducha.

Espacios comunales:

Hay un gran salón de 140m² con gran chimenea, salón y zona de juegos (mesa de billar, ping-pong y futbolín) ideal para cenas, fiestas y celebraciones. También hay otro salón de 70m² con vistas a la piscina que tiene internet wifi y televisión vía satélite y hay 2 patios en la parte trasera del Cortijo que son perfectos para cenar al aire libre con barbacoa.

Más acerca de Cortijo Ándalus:

Cortijo Ándalus es una impresionante villa grande en alquiler en el corazón de Andalucía perfecta para grupos grandes que buscan unas vacaciones con cocina. Tiene 9 habitaciones espaciosas, bellamente decoradas, una piscina privada, jardines y muchos espacios privados y comunitarios y puede acomodar fácilmente hasta 24 personas. A tan solo una hora de Granada, Córdoba y Málaga ya 5 minutos del pueblo de Iznajar en la cima de la montaña.

Características:

  • 9 Dormitorios
  • 9 baños
  • M2 construidos 1010 m²
  • Tamaño parcela 5000 m²
  • Aire acondicionado
  • Sistema de riego automático
  • Balcón
  • Casa de barbacoa
  • Calefacción central
  • Propiedad de campo
  • Ventanas de doble acristalamiento
  • Baño en suite
  • Excelente condición
  • Hogar
  • Calefacción por suelo
  • Amueblado
  • Vista al jardín y a la piscina
  • Calefacción por suelo radiante a gas
  • Instalación de alta fidelidad
  • Ideal para amantes del campo
  • Apartamento Independiente
  • Patio interior
  • Propiedad de inversión
  • Manantial natural
  • Cuarto de baño recién equipado
  • Calefacción por suelo radiante de aceite
  • Fibra óptica / ADSL
  • Estacionamiento
  • Patio Andaluz
  • Piscina privada
  • Ubicación tranquila
  • Terracota
  • Calidad superior

Precio: 1.900.000 €. La tarifa de intermediación es por cuenta del comprador.

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Rent to buy | Alquilar para comprar | Penthouse Mijas Costa, Costa del Sol

3 Beds 2 Baths Rent to buy Penthouse in La Cala de Mijas, Costa del Sol | 3 Dormitorios 2 Baños Alquiler con opción a compra Ático en La Cala de Mijas, Costa del Sol

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

Brand new penthouse with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with spectacular sea views and with option rent to buy, situated in La Cala de Mijas only 10 minutes walking distance to the beach, town and all amenities.

Perfectly established residential area with fully functioning common areas. It is made up of 32 2 and 3 bedroom homes, including some penthouses and spacious gardens, community pools and golf courses situated in the vicinity of the complex.

Spacious, fantastic common areas with gardens, adults’ and children’s swimming pools with wooden sunshades, a children’s play area, paddle tennis courts and a gym area.

Rent to buy conditions:

• 7-year rental contract with an option to buy

• 1st year: 100% of the net rental amount is deducted from selling price

• 2nd year: 50% of the net rental amount is deducted from selling price

• 3rd, 4th, 5th , 6th and 7th year no rental amount is deducted from selling price

Features:

  • Luxury/modern with large terraces
  • Swimming pool
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning cold/hot
  • Underfloor heating
  • Alarm/secure gated community
  • Built to highest standard
  • Panoramic sea and mountain views
  • Close to Golf Course, amenities, beach and town
  • Storage room
  • Underground parking space

1.700 € a month, 2 months of deposit. The rent does not include a one-time 50% intermediation fee for the account of the tenant.

Price: 675.000 €.

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Descripción:

Ático a estrenar de 3 dormitorios y 2 baños, con espectaculares vistas al mar y con opción de alquiler con opción a compra, situado en La Cala de Mijas a tan solo 10 minutos a pie de la playa, el pueblo y todos los servicios.

Zona residencial perfectamente establecida con zonas comunes en pleno funcionamiento. Se compone de 32 viviendas de 2 y 3 dormitorios, entre las que se encuentran algunos áticos y amplios jardines, piscinas comunitarias y campos de golf situados en las inmediaciones del complejo.

Amplias y fantásticas zonas comunes con jardines, piscinas para adultos y niños con sombrillas de madera, zona de juegos para niños, pistas de pádel y gimnasio.

Condiciones de alquiler con opción a compra:

• Contrato de alquiler de 7 años con opción a compra

• 1er año: el 100% del monto neto del alquiler se deduce del precio de venta

• 2do año: el 50% del monto neto del alquiler se deduce del precio de venta

• 3º, 4º, 5º, 6º y 7º año no se deduce ningún monto de alquiler del precio de venta

Caracteristicas:

  • Lujo / moderno con amplias terrazas
  • Piscina
  • Elevar
  • Aire acondicionado frio / calor
  • Calefacción por suelo radiante
  • Comunidad cerrada con alarma / seguridad
  • Construido al más alto nivel
  • Vistas panorámicas al mar y a la montaña
  • Cerca del campo de golf, servicios, playa y ciudad
  • Trastero
  • Plaza de aparcamiento subterráneo

1.700 € al mes, 2 meses de fianza. El alquiler no incluye una tarifa de intermediación única del 50% por cuenta del inquilino.

Precio: 675.000 €.

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Rental | Alquiler | Large Villa Benalmádena Costa del Sol

5 bedroomed 295m² Villa in Benalmádena Costa built on a 3000m² plot with climatized swimming pool | Villa de 5 dormitorios y 295m² en Benalmádena Costa construida sobre una parcela de 3000m² con piscina climatizada.

Detailed information in English can be found below the photos | La información detallada en español se puede encontrar debajo de las fotos.

Description:

To rent at Benalmádena Costa, within 8 minutes driving distance from Tivoliworld and 4 minutes from the Golf course in Torrequebrada. Enjoy the breathless sea views. 600MB optic fibre internet. The villa is located at a private compound and therefore, it’s totally safe.

Benalmádena is one of the most prestigious areas of Málaga with interesting night life, restaurants, Parque de la Paloma Park (playground and animals) for children, spectacular beaches. Benalmádena offers a wide range of activities for adults & children.

The villa is located between Fuengirola & Benalmádena. Fuengirola also offers a bunch of activities with restaurants, bars, pubs, wonderful beaches, it is a very touristic city.

Features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • Garden area with dining and chill out area
  • Garage for 4 cars
  • Fully furnished
  • Fully equipped kitchen with central island
  • Parquet flooring
  • Terrace
  • Climatized swimming pool
  • Sea views
  • Very beautiful environment

The villa includes 2 independent apartments with their own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room.

8.999 € a month, 2 months of deposit. The rent does not include a one-time 50% intermediation fee for the account of the tenant.

Descripción:

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Se Alquila Villa de 5 habitaciones y 295 m² construida en una parcela de 3000 m² con piscina climatizes, en Benalmadena Costa, a 8 minutos en coche de Tivoliworld y a 4 minutos del campo de golf Golf Torrequebrada. Disfrute de las increíbles vistas al mar. Internet de 600 MB y fibra óptica. La villa se encuentra en un recinto privado y por tanto, es totalmente segura.

Benalmádena es una de las zonas más prestigiosas de Málaga con una interesante vida nocturna, restaurantes, el Parque de La Paloma (con juegos para los niños y animales), playas espectaculares. Benalmádena ofrece una amplia variedad de actividades para adultos y niños.

La villa se encuentra entre Benalmádena y Fuengirola. Fuengirola también ofrece una multitud de actividades con restaurantes, bares, pubs, playas extraordinarias, es una ciudad muy turística.

Características:

  • 5 habitaciones
  • 5 baños
  • Zona ajardinada con área de comedor y de descanso
  • Garaje para 4 coches
  • Totalmente amueblado
  • Cocina americana totalmente equipada con isla central
  • Suelos de parquet
  • Terraza
  • Piscina climatizada
  • Vistas al mar
  • Entorno muy bonito

La villa incluye 2 apartamentos independientes con su propia cocina, dormitorio, baño y salón.

8.999 € al mes, 2 meses de fianza. El alquiler no incluye una tarifa de intermediación única del 50% pagada por el inquilino.

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The art of painting light at the Thyssen

The new exhibition at the Malaga gallery consists of works by Catalan painters and sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries.

The title of an artwork, Children in the Light of a Street Lamp, conjures up a picture in our imagination of what the exhibition will consist of before we have even stepped over the threshold into the Museo Thyssen. The new temporary exhibition will take the viewer on a journey, discovering the techniques of some of the greatest Spanish artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Luis Graner, the artist responsible for Children in the Light of a Street Lamp, begins a unique story with his painting, the light flowing from the left-hand side of the picture, illuminating the two little girls. This story continues throughout the exhibition, Pintar la Luz.

Other Catalan masters such as Mariano Fortuny, Eliseo Meifrèn, Antoni Tàpies and Santiago Rusiñol, take their brushes or chisels to delve into the light and shadow of different genres: female figures, male figures, landscapes, nudes, floral and abstract paintings. 

All of the paintings show the gradual move towards the modernism and avant-garde influences that were seeping into Spain from Europe at the time.

The exhibition is open until 17 October, Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 8pm. Entrance is 10 euros.

Published by Claudi San Martin in Sur in English

Beach preparations under way on the Costa del Sol for a summer with fewer restrictions

Rincón de la Victoria, Estepona, Vélez-Málaga, Marbella and Fuengirola councils have applied for extra sand on those that suffered storm damage.

All hopes for economic recovery are being focused on the forthcoming summer season and town councils are rushing to get their beaches ready for the imminent arrival of visitors from elsewhere in Spain and abroad. Everyone is hoping that things will be as close as possible to the way they were before the coronavirus pandemic. 

Information

Drones. Mijas will be using lifesaving drones to monitor its beaches again this summer.

Lifeguard service. About 200 lifeguards have been contracted in the province this year.

Application. Rincón de la Victoria has a mobile phone app to control the numbers of people on beaches and will analyse the sand regularly

The Junta de Andalucía was the first administration to indicate a return to normality, back in April, when it decided not to contract anti-Covid monitors this year, on the basis that as people are now well aware of the rules nobody is needed to enforce them. 

Even so, some councils such as Estepona have said they will be putting up signs as reminders, and in Rincón de la Victoria councillor Sergio Díaz says there will be monitors on the beaches to inform people about the anti-Covid measures. 

All the councils are repeating the same extra hygiene and disinfecting precautions as last year, such as increased cleaning in the lavatories, showers and access ramps. In Estepona, for example, sources at the town hall say the toilet modules will be open between midday and 8pm and will be cleaned four times a day. 

Three municipalities in particular stand out for their Covid precautions. Rincón de la Victoria has an app to control the number of people on its beaches, will analyse the sand and water quality regularly, and has contracted ‘scum-skimmer’ boats. 

Vélez-Málaga will once again mark out squares on its main beaches to help people respect social distancing. 

Also, on 8 May Marbella council announced that when the state of alarm came to an end the following day, a local decree would come into effect under which all its beaches will be closed between midnight and 6am. This was to stop people heading for the beaches to party after the bars have closed. 

That announcement coincided with the start of the lifeguard service at weekends, from 11am to 6.30pm. There will be 21 of them in Marbella, monitoring 15 of the beaches, until the start of the peak season when a full service will be provided. This year there will be over 40 lifeguards in total. 

In general, the lifeguard service will start all along the Malaga coast on 15 June. There will be 23 lifeguards in Estepona, 30 in Rincón de la Victoria, about 20 in Torrox and 73 in Mijas.

Mijas council will also be using lifesaving drones. They introduced these last year to control the number of people on the beaches, and this summer there will be larger ones with the ability to carry inflatable lifejackets. 

Preparations

Apart from the Covid-19 precautions, beach maintenance will also be stepped up as usual during this summer season, with cleaning being carried out early in the morning or at night to minimise inconvenience to beach users. 

Several town halls have requested assistance from the Coastal Authority in preparing their beaches. Fuengirola has applied for a regeneration plan because storms have damaged the lifeguard towers and buried shower trays and wooden and concrete walkways under sand in many places. In the meantime, council workers are using equipment to move heavy elements. 

Marbella approved a similar request at the council meeting in April, when the Partido Popular proposed that the projects to stabilise the beaches and bring more sand to certain places should be facilitated. As a result, on 5 May a proposal to provide 200,000 cubic metres of sand to the area between La Venús beach and Punta Ancón was put on public display. 

Estepona has also applied for sand for six of its beaches, including those which suffered serious damage at El Padrón and El Ángel. 

In La Axarquía, the areas which were worst affected by the storms were Los Rubios in Torre de Benagalbón and a stretch of coast close to Arroyo Granadillas, in Rincón de la Victoria, while in Vélez-Málaga the council has applied for help to prepare the beaches at Torre del Mar, Chilches, Valle-Niza and La Caleta de Vélez, and Torrox has done the same for El Peñoncillo. 

Meanwhile, on the western coast, Mijas is still waiting for its application for 15,000 cubic metres of sand to be approved. Sources at the Coastal Authority say that normally action is taken when beaches suffer damage from bad weather and do not regenerate naturally.

Published by Joaquina Dueñas in Sur in English