El Torreon, La Cala de Mijas

For a little history of the town, visit El Torreon, or “Torre Bateria de La Cala de Mijas” to give it the full title. A small fee allows visitors to explore the well-preserved tower and learn about its history as a defensive position on the coastline. This is the largest of four towers along the coast, placed there to warn of enemy ships in the Moorish past. There’s also a great view from the roof.