Castillo De La Duquesa
This small hamlet is just to the west of the Marina of Puerto de la Duquesa and is in easy walking distance. It took its name from the 18 Century fortress that stands at the entrance to the fishing village. Its history extends back to roman times when it was a busy centre for salted fish.
It is a very compact village with its own church, Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen and a number of pleasant squares and gardens and boasts some of the best fish restaurants in the area.
A sea wall, built in 2002/203 after a violent storm that demolished a number of houses along the seafront, offers an uninterrupted view of Africa across the Mediterranean, Gibraltar to the west and Fuengirola to the east.
For the budding archaeologist you will find much to see of Roman history from excavations in 1989, mosaic floors, a Roman bath house and its original underfloor heating, a Roman villa and graveyard also survive.