The Red House, composed of dwelling and gardens, was built at the beginning of the 20th century as home to the old sugar cane factory’s owners. The principal façade is centred by a polygonal shaped tower topped with a spire that overlooks a wide terraced garden.
Nowadays this house belongs to the Salobreña Town Hall. It houses an online Training Centre, the Department of Youthand Women’s Services, the Community Centre for Social Services and the José Martín Recuerda Foundation – offering an exhibition of the works of this distinguished Spanish writer who lived and died in Salobreña. The gardens also play host to music concerts during the summer.
The Auditorium and the City Hall were built in the late 1990s. The Villa de Salobreña Auditorium is the main venue for cultural events in Salobreña; from music of all types through to cinema, theatre, dance perfomances, lectures and talks, and (of course) activities for children. It’s also frequently used by the business community. With a seating capacity of 376 in the main hall, plenty of additional rooms for breakout meetings, plus a full technical rig and highly qualified staff, the auditorium in Salobreña makes an ideal conference and convention centre.
Adjoining the auditorium is the new City Hall. Built at the end of the 20th century it is the administrative centre of all local services, and also home to the municipal government, city hall meetings and local courts amongst others. Inside, the building is decorated with ceramic murals and panels that depict official documents dating back to the early 1900s. The square in front of the town hall has free Wi-Fi, and details of all cultural events can be found at the tourist office or at La Casa de Cultura on the way to the beach.