Coín is one of the large towns in the province located in The Guadalhorce Valley, its old town and its stately homes are worth visiting.
Where is Coín located
Coín is located 35km from Malaga capital with a population of 22.147 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 169,29km square.
The origin of the name of Coín
In Roman times it was called “Lacibis“, later “La Cobbin” and “Castro Dacuan“, during the Muslim denomination the Arabs would take the name of “Cohine” which phonetically would be Coín.
Denonym of the people of Coín
The inhabitants are called “coíno or coína”.
Monuments and places of interest in Coín
- Church and Convent of Santa María de la Encarnación: Located on Calle Santa María. It was built on top of an old mosque after the reconquest in 1485. The current bell tower is the old minaret of the mosque. It was the first church in the town built by the Catholic Monarchs. The convent belonged to the Clarisas order and has many Mozarabic and Mudejar elements. During the Republican era it was not destroyed like many religious buildings and was used as a “People’s House” although many religious elements and decorations did disappear. The Convent is currently used as exhibition halls and ethnographic-archaeological rooms. It can be visited for free.
- Church of San Juan Bautista: Located in the Plaza Bermúdez de la Rubia. It was ordered to be built between the years 1489 and 1505.
- Hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Fuensanta
- Tower of the old convent of Trinitarios Calzados
- Cementery of San Fernando
- Park of San Agustín
- Museum “Las visitillas”
- Old arch of fábrica de la luz
- Antonio Reyna Manescau Center