Embarcadero del Hornillo in Águilas
Embarcadero del Hornillo Click for the full history of Águilas The British railway company " British Great South Eastern Spain Railway Company" constructed a railway line between "Lorca- Almendricos- Águilas" between 1887 and 1896 in order to transport minerals, principally, iron, from the Sierra de los Filambres in Granada to the coast. In 1901 work began to construct a purpose built loading dock in order to facilitate..

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Águilas landmarks: Chimenea de la Loma; the La Loma chimney
This chimney reflects a period of intense mining activity in Águilas In 1838, a seam of silver was discovered in the hills of the Sierra de la Almagrera, and soon the silver mines were joined by others which extracted lead and iron. The concomitant influx of capital investment saved Águilas from ruin, and as the economy grew so did the population, with outsiders arriving in search of work and riches. More and more streets and houses were..

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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, 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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