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Mirador del Carmen

This week Estepona unveiled the new Mirador del Carmen tower and redeveloped gardens, pedestrian promenade and flowers. Plus a new children’s park and water features.

The tower sits in a prime location, right on the western end of the seafront promenade, and the associated cultural program will place the town as one of the top centres for the arts on the Costa del Sol.

The emblematic building has been designed by Malaga architect Salvador Moreno Peralta, winner of the national urban planning award.  This spectacular socio-cultural space for public use houses a large vertical library, a music conservatory, an auditorium for cultural events and an exhibition centre. The first art on display includes 50 works on loan from the Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection, plus a selection from the Museo Carmen Thyssen in Malaga.

Views from the building are exceptional from the top floor viewing platform, with panoramic vistas of the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar.

This new socia-cultural and tourist facility is just one more fantastic addition to the great transformation of the city.

This area now connects the Old Town all the way to the port of Estepona with a stunning seafront promenade and pedestrian streets. These are some photos we took in our walk around town this morning.

The fishermans’ huts in the port area have been revitalised with a stunning mural covering over 420 sq m of walls.

With beautiful nighttime lighting, Estepona continues to improve and excite locals and visitors.