How La Nogalera came to be Torremolinos’ gay hot-spot

THE year was 1962. Spain was bowed in submission under the oppressive rule of General Franco. Freedom was a rare commodity, homosexuality a crime that dared not speak its name. Across the country, gay men and women were being thrown into prison and publicly lambasted for their sexuality.

But one corner of the Costa del Sol didn’t buy into the dictator’s harsh regime.

Sticking two fingers up to Fascism, Torremolinos offered Europeans the chance to live the free life they desired. Read More