PAST AND PRESENT
Manilva is first village bordering with the province of Cadiz. Manilva is 97 km. from Malaga and 45 km. from Marbella. Its setting is magnificent, backed by wonderful Sierra Bermeja mountains range and with views to Gibraltar and Africa. There are three distinct zones: Manilva, San Luis de Sabinillas and el Castillo de la Duquesa. These are aside from the various urbanisations. The economy of Manilva is based on agriculture and fishing and, more recently, tourism.
The town has a fascinating history which dates back to Roman times and, still today, there are some well-preserved Roman sulphur baths. Aside from the Romans, many civilisations and cultures have made Manilva their home, including the Phoenician and the Moors. In July 1650, the names Manilva and Sabinillas were established. During the Independence War, it was one of the few towns that did not manage to be occupied by the troops of Napoleon.
PLACES OF INTEREST
- Sabinillas Castle, it was built for the defence of the territory from the berberiscos pirates in 18th century.
- The Church of Santa Ana, which dates back to the late 17th century.
- Cerro del Castillo deposits.
- Roman Village of Sabinillas.
- Medieval deposit of Cerrillo de la Sepultura.
- Almenada Tower in Punta Chullera and Duquesa Tower.
- Roman sulphur baths.
WHAT TO DO
If you decide to visit this town the Sabinillas Castle and The Church of Santa Ana are the most important monuments.
Manilva boasts several wines unique to the area, both dry and sweet. There are also well known fish restaurants and chiringuitos on the beach here that are renowned for their excellent seafood and fish dishes.
Manilva has a fantastic Marina called MANILVA-LA DUQUESA PUERTO DEPORTIVO and also we will be able to practice a lot of sports like golf in LA DUQUESA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB or diving.
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