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New centre to explain Benalmádena's Roman ruins to visitors

The ruin is one of Benalmádena's most important Roman sites.
The ruin is one of Benalmádena's most important Roman sites. / SUR
  • The Molinillos remains were unearthed during a proposed development project more than 20 years ago

Benalmádena town hall has begun to improve access to the Roman site of Los Molinillos with a project that will include the construction of an visitor centre.

The archaeological site, located on the Avenida Antonio Machado main seafront road, was unearthed during a proposed development project more than 20 years ago, but plans were halted when the importance of the site became apparent.

Since then, it has been neglected but now the council has decided to spend money on the Roman ruins to boost the cultural identity of the town.

Los Molinillos is one of Benalmádena's most important Roman sites. It includes the remains of an industrial zone used for the production of olive oil, along with an old fish salting factory.

Mayor of Benalmádena Víctor Navas said, "The creation of the information centre on the Roman site of Los Molinillos will create a new tourist attraction. The site is a symbol which we will use to enhance the identity of Benalmádena."