Are you staying near Torremolinos on Costa del Sol and wonder if the Casa de los Navajas is worth a visit?
In my opinion, it’s not – if you’re already in the town and walking past, by all means, pop in, but I don’t think that it’s one of those attractions that it’s worth planning your day around.
If you’re visiting Torremolinos for a day trip, there are other places I recommend at the end of the article that you will like more.
Read on to find out more about this place and decide for yourself.
What is Casa de los Navajas
Casa de los Navajas is a city mansion that was built in 1925 by Antonio Navajas, a local businessman who made his fortune in the sugar cane industry. The mansion was built in the neo-Mudejar architecture style, which combines Moorish and Renaissance elements to create something truly unique.
The building’s exterior, with its intricate brickwork, elegant arches, and ornate balconies, really stands out against the surroundings consisting of old apartment blocks and remains of the real estate boom in the 70s and 80s.
In fact, the building is so striking against the surroundings, that it looks like it doesn’t belong there. Obviously, urban planning wasn’t a huge concern in Torremolinos and that’s still the case today.
Casa de los Navajas today serves as a cultural hub that hosts a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the year and is managed by the city.
Where is Casa de los Navajas
Casa de los Navajas is located at Calle Bajondillo, you can access it pretty easily if you take the walking path down from the old town. From the coastline, it’s also pretty easy to get there from Calle Antonio Navajas Ruiz.
Opening Times of Casa de los Navajas
The monument is open daily except Monday & Tuesday, from 10.30 – 14.00 and then from 13.00 till 18.30.
Please check the updated opening times online here as they could change.
What to See in Casa de los Navajas
To put it short, there is not much to see inside the mansion, and the most impressive aspect of the building is the exterior, at least in my opinion.
The main entrance overlooks a small water feature at the back of the house, with the wall behind the building exposed. On the left side is a nearly empty room with a few chairs and a table, and on the right side is a meeting room.
At the back of the room on the left, you will find toilets and a staircase to the first floor.
One of the best features of Casa de los Navajas is its stunning sea views. The mansion was strategically built on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean, allowing the Navajas family and their guests to enjoy breathtaking views. Today, Casa de los Navajas is mostly a popular Instagram location and a place to host events in the city.
What to See Near Casa de los Navajas
If you would like to have more options on what to explore nearby, here are my suggestions.
Botanical garden Molino de Inca would be my first choice and a better option than Casa de los Navajas. This stunning garden will immerse you in the feeling of being in an exotic jungle, and is surprisingly big! It’s located just outside of the city, accessible by car or short taxi ride.
If you don’t mind venturing a little out of the city, I think you will love Castillo Colomares, which is just outside of the Benalmadena village, not far away from Torremolinos. This stunning historic monument was built as a testament to the travels of Christopher Columbus.
Right next to the monument, you will also find the Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (fun not just for kids!) and the Buddhist Temple – Stupa of Benalmadena, both wonderful places to see.