Sohail Castle Fuengirola

Sohail Castle in Fuengirola

12-05-2017

Sohail Castle is currently one of the most emblematic monuments of the city of Fuengirola. In its surroundings are celebrated every year some of the most famous cultural activities and events of the Fuengirolean calendar, as well as numerous concerts and performances.

The castle has become, by its excellent situation, a benchmark of leisure. This fortress is located on a small hill, almost 40 meters above sea level and that makes the views it possesses are wonderful. Also, it is next to the Fuengirola river, so the atmosphere that is created is unique.

The history of this monument dates back to the 9th century when it was built by the caliph Abderramán III. Since then, it has undergone numerous rehabilitations, which have favored its "exploitation" as a place of leisure, recreation and enjoyment for both Fuengiroleños and tourists who visit the city throughout the year.

The castle itself, the fortress, can be visited for 3 euros, from 9.30am to 9pm in summer time and from 10am to 6pm in winter time. Although perhaps the most attractive are the festivals and all the activities that are organized in the Sohail Castle of Fuengirola during the year (especially in summer) because, in addition to knowing this bit of the history of the city, you can also enjoy great Shows in an idyllic place. Some of the most important events that are held in this place are the following:

  • Medieval Market of Fuengirola: It is celebrated during four days of the month of August, coinciding with the time in which more tourists visit the city. In it you can find all kinds of artisan and gastronomic products. But also activities for children, musical performances and minstrels ... An initiative to enjoy it with family.
  • Beer Festival: One of the most popular festivals in the city. For eleven days in July and August, in the middle of summer and with a very pleasant heat, Sohail Castle becomes the protagonist of the city to welcome the lovers of beer.
  • International Festival of Music and Dance: Every year, during the month of July, this festival is celebrated which has become a cultural reference in the province. The best musical and dance performances are represented in the incomparable setting of Sohail Castle.
  • Festival City of Fuengirola: It is the longest-running music festival on the Costa del Sol. It has been held since 1995 and, for the artists and groups it chooses each year, it has positioned itself as a festival of great prestige in area.
  • Sohail Festival: After Starlite Marbella, surely this is the most multitudinous musical festival in the province of Malaga. Each edition brings together great stars of the national and international music scene and has become an inescapable date of summers in Fuengirola.