Embarcadero del Hornillo visitos centre in Águilas
A monument to British railway engineering on the coastline of Murcia (Click for the full history of Águilas) The "British Great South Eastern Spain Railway Company" built the "Lorca-Almendricos-Águilas" railway line between 1887 and 1896 in order to transport minerals, principally, iron, from the Sierra de los Filambres in Granada to the coast, and in 1901 work began to construct a purpose-built loading dock in order..

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Torre de Cope, a 16th century watchtower in Águilas
The Torre de Cope was used until the 19th century to defend the Águilas coast The Torre de Cope is a 16th-century watchtower on the low ground beneath the headland of Cabo Cope in the east of the municipality of Águilas, and was originally one of those built in order to provide advance warning to local inhabitants of imminent raids by the Berbers who lived in the northern coastal regions of Africa. The raiders from Africa were largely..

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Cuesta de Gos in Águilas, birthplace of actor Paco Rabal
A pleasant trip out to the mountains behind Calabardina Cuesta de Gos is a tiny hamlet in the foothills of the mountains behind Águilas and Calabardina, and consists of no more than a scattering of around a dozen houses. The inhabitants of the village used to struggle to make their living from the few crops which could be grown in the arid countryside before irrigation was viable, but nowadays the houses belong mostly to a few families who..

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Águilas football museum, memoirs from a 120-year football tradition
Águilas Sporting Club was one of the first in Spain and dominated the sport in Murcia for 20 years The town of Águilas is not immediately associated with footballing success, but in fact it has one of the oldest traditions in the whole of Spain in the sport, the first club having been founded here by members of the British mining and railway construction community in the 1890s. It was 1896 when Sporting Club Aguileño (or Águilas Sporting..

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Águilas, Route of the railways
An interesting trip into the railway heritage of Águilas RUTA DEL FERROCARRIL Águilas is located in the south-east Mediterranean coastline of Spain, with a 28-kilometre shoreline lined with sandy beaches and wild, rocky coves. But although the town is best known for its summer beaches, Águilas has a fascinating history, with traces of the Romans and Phoenicians, through to its modern history, with important remnants from its role as a railway..

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History of Águilas
Águilas, 5000 years of habitation The coastal location, natural water supplies and rocky Sierras of Águilas have ensured settlement since early prehistory, although  the development of the town we see today has only occurred during the last 300 years. Prehistoric Águilas Águilas has been inhabited for approximately 5000 years, with several sites showing prehistoric settlements, amongst them Cope, Peñarrubia, Tébar, Chuecos, Fuente..

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