Smiler Bear is in a place of ancient Roman influence at the moment.

Here are the clues:

  1. It is a large town on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in southern Spain.
  2. It is a major tourist resort. The town is largely urban in character, with many high-rise blocks of flats near the seafront and elsewhere.
  3. The town has a number of historical sites and open parks. It has more than 8 km of beaches.
  4. It has a medieval Moorish The foothills of the mountain range behind the town to the south are the site of Sohail Castle. In 2000 the interior of the castle was completely renovated and the Sohail Castle began to host festivals and concerts throughout the summer.
  5. The area has a subtropical Mediterranean climate, with annual average temperatures of 18 °C and average summer temperatures of over 30 °C
  6. Roman baths were discovered in 1961 and, close by, the remains of a Roman villa containing two sculptures.
  7. In the early Middle Ages the town was set on fire and its inhabitants fled to Mijas.
  8. A battle took place in the area during the Peninsular War, on October 15, 1810, when approximately 200 Polish soldiers defeated a mixed British-Spanish army.
  9. There is a zoo, known as Bioparc since 2010, which was modernized in 2001 to feature “tropical-forest” dwellings. The zoo specializes in captive breeding for endangered species, chimpanzee-group research and tropical-forest It has a series of natural habitats for different species.
  10. The old port is still used by the local Spanish fisherman.

So – where in the world is Smiler Bear?

Tell Mrs Baker (Geography Leader) the answer and she will give you Smilers as prizes.

Now we wonder where Smiler will be next?

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