The site of the old castle on Plaza de la Axarquía in Torre del Mar. / SUR

Plans to open Torre del Mar castle visitor centre under way

Situated on the coastal town's Plaza de la Axarquía, is where teh name Torre del Mar comes from

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Vélez-Málaga town hall has this week released the details of a draft a plan for a visitor's centre next to what remains of Torre del Mar's Nasrid castle.

The castle, situated on the coastal town's Plaza de la Axarquía, is where the name Torre del Mar (tower of the sea) comes from.

The time frame for the centre is not yet known as the building earmarked for its location is privately owned and will need to be acquired by the town hall before work can start.

Campaigners have been calling for a visitors' centre for many years to explain the town's history.