Rincón de la Victoria
|Rincón de la Victoria|
Location of Rincón de la Victoria
|• Total||27.51 km2 (10.62 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,500/km2 (3,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Rincón de la Victoria (Spanish pronunciation: [riŋˈkon de la βikˈtoɾja]) 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.
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 is 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 lasted until the 18th century.
- 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
- Official website
- Rincón de la Victoria - Sistema de Información Multiterritorial de Andalucía
- Pharmacies on Rincón de la Victoria
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