Finca Del Secretario
Finca Del Secretario
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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JM-IM
Heaton, UK182 contributions
Apr 2022
A very interesting site in a peaceful location with a backdrop of mountains. The visitor experience has improved with the opening of a new interpretation centre. The cafe on the site - Jazzy Bar - is a great place for a glass of wine.
Written May 25, 2022
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susiekk2016
London, UK131 contributions
Feb 2020
This site is free to enter and has an interesting visitor information center as well as a clear and accessible route around the excavations. Unusual to see the fish salting and pickling plant and pottery as well as the much more common bath house. Some of the mosaic is still in place too.
Written February 5, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland29,629 contributions
Nov 2022
This archaeological Roman deposit is from the mid-1st century CE until the 5th century CE. There was a factory with a cutting plant, tanks for fish salting, some ovens, and baths.

Its discovery is quite recent in 1987. Although there is not so much left, it is interesting to know that Romans have been also here.
Written December 1, 2022
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Tilly30_13
Fuengirola, Spain119 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
What a fantastic place for a bar, The place fills you with awe when you think over 2000 years ago there were Romans living and working here. Sitting there drinking a glass of Vino overlooking the Roman ruins of the Finca Secretario where the Romans cured the fish to make their garum sauce. To stand where they once trod. The food was mainly tapas but they do have plated meals and snacks too. An experience not to be missed, only down side it is difficult to park and walking there is the best way to enjoy this little Secret of Los Boliches.
Written March 17, 2013
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rayna O
Princes Risborough, UK277 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Read about this site online but the address provided turned out to be incorrect- evetually located a mile further out of Fuengirola on Avenue Nuestro Padre Jesus Cautivo next to Jazzy bar. The site contains ruins of a fish salting works and roman bath and is crammed in an unlikely setting between two major roads and some flats. The site is free and has a number of information boards explaining the details. For a busy location it is surprisingly tranquil and the mosaic in the bath house quite lovely. The Cafe bar has outside seating overlooking the ruins and serves great coffee, the menu looked good too although we did not have the time to stop and sample it. A great little find well worth a visit.
Written September 22, 2015
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tripchatter
Seville, Spain27 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
Have been here a few times. It is free and easy to get to being about 5 minutes walk from the Fuengirola promenade and about 2 minutes from the Los Boliches Cercanias train station. Walking around it takes about 15 minutes. Small cafe and park next to it so you can either buy or bring refreshment. You can see the remains of chambers used to make garum, a fish sauce in great demand in the Roman world. Remains of an oven and baths which are in pretty good condition. Overall an interesting site worth seeing if you are at that end of the town of Fuengirola.
Written September 4, 2014
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Arn E
Stockholm, Sweden472 contributions
Feb 2020
This is an interesting archaeological site from the Roman period. Partly this is the remnants of an antique "Cannery Row", where the standard Roman fish preserve Garum was manufactured and "canned" in locally produced amphoras. The other part is a Roman bath. Unfortunately, we did not get access to the latter, it was closed and the website was a bit vague about the opening hours.This site will take you a bit out of your way, still it is well within walking distance from central Fuengirola and comes with a café that serves lunch, You can sit in the shade and eat overlooking the site.
Written February 18, 2020
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NickBurkeLFC
Manchester, UK23 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Interesting roman site. Free to go in. Suggest you'll be there about 1 hour without kids or stopping to eat. Make sure you get to the end of the road by Av. Finlandia (by the roundabout which features a green Fiat car!) - the map shows this as being at the Market about a mile away.
Written September 7, 2015
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EliteIn
67 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
Very interesting and carefully set-up site, discovering part of the ancient roman history of Fuengirola.
Written July 29, 2013
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BUCEPHALES
CUMBRIA,ENGLAND163 contributions
Oct 2019
Super little historical site with interpretation centre,informative notice boards, and th excellent Jazzy cafe for refreshment.
Written October 25, 2019
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Finca Del Secretario, Fuengirola

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Finca Del Secretario is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM