Rincón de la Victoria

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Rincón de la Victoria
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Location of Rincón de la Victoria
Rincón de la Victoria is located in Spain
Rincón de la Victoria
Rincón de la Victoria
Location in Spain.
Coordinates: 36°43′N 4°17′W / 36.717°N 4.283°W / 36.717; -4.283
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
Province Málaga
Comarca Axarquía
Government
 • Mayor ZZswitch
Area
 • Total 27.51 km2 (10.62 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 39,922
 • Density 1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Demonym Rinconeros
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website Official website

Rincón de la Victoria is a municipality in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is the municipality with the highest well being of the province according to the Synthetic Indicator of Economic Welfare developed by Andalusian Analysts.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Archaeological findings at the Cueva del Tesoro testify the human presence as early as the Palaeolithic Age. There are remains of walls from around 1000 BC which perhaps included an Iberian settlement.

Around 50 BC the Cartaginians established a port in a harbour nearby, followed by the Romans, who built here a fortified village called Bezmiliana. The presence of a Greek colony also in unconfirmed. Under the Moors it became a larger city, described by the 11th century traveller al-Idrisi.

After the conquest of the area under the Catholic Monarchs, the town lived a period of decline which laster until the 18th century.

Main sights[edit]

  • Castle (18th century)
  • Archaeological area of Loma-Torre de Benagalbón, including a Roman villa
  • Archaeological Park of the Mediterranean
  • Archaeological remains of Bezmiliana
  • Cueva del Tesoro ("Grotto of the Treasure")
  • Museum of Arts and Traditions
  • Museum of Maritime Arts

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