Because of its privileged climate, mild temperatures throughout the year, and its location at the foot of a fertile Tropical Valley surrounded by the Granada mountains and overlooking the Mediterranean, Almuñécar has been a place coveted by many people since the dawn of history.
Sexi call for its first settlers, the Phoenicians, during the Roman period would become thriving city of Firmum Iulium Sexi, which exported salted fish and the precious “garum” to the entire Empire.
From its Phoenician-Punic past, the Laurita Necropolis and the Noy Bridge bear witness, while the Roman Sexi preserves monuments such as the imposing Aqueduct, the Columbarios of La Torre del Monje and La Albina, the Salazón Factory or the Cave of Siete Palacios, headquarters of the Archaeological Museum.
The watchtowers that mark the Sexitano coastline and the Castillo de San Miguel that rises to crown the population are the legacy of the approximately eight hundred years of Muslim presence in the area. The Christians would build the Church of La Encarnación, the Pilar de la Calle Real, the Palace of La Najarra, a neo-Islamic building that houses the Municipal Tourism Office, or the sculptures that embellish the town, such as the Monument to Abderramán I, the dedicated to the Phoenicians or the Arco in honor of Blas Infante.