What was once simply the road towards Cadiz (it was literally called ‘Carretera de Cadiz’), the road Avenida de Velazquez has developed into the home of many neighbourhoods in Malaga such as El Torcal, La Luz, La Paz and more. The metro and many bus routes pass through the street connecting the airport and the historic centre of Malaga. Years ago, the city’s workers came here from all of Spain’s provinces for industrial work, which is still evident today from the chimneys. The locals tell a famous love story, about the Torre Monica – where a young man climbed a chimney to paint his girlfriend’s name in big letters to impress her. The people developed the area into a community, and tourism in Malaga wouldn’t be what it is today without them.