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Benalmádena

Diputación de Málaga
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    This tower is a christian building for surveillance of the coast and sending communication signals. In the first attempts to organize a coastal defense system it was set that guards must be...

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    The Castillo de Bil Bil is built in Arabic style, its exterior featuring red plastering and exquisite Nazarî decoration in the shape of tiling and bas-reliefs. The castle is flanked by fountains,...

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    It dates back to the 17th century but was rebuilt in 1960, with very little of the original structure surviving this restoration. Situated in Benalmádena Pueblo, it is made of polychrome wood.

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    The first settlements that makes any direst reference to Benalmadena date back to the end part of the Patheolithic Era. This is witnessed to by the remains discovered in some caves within the...

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    More than 1,500 butterflies from tropical areas all over the world fly free inside the Mariposario. As their lifespan is only 2-3 weeks you will be able to find new species each visit. We exhibit...

The entertainment does not stop in Benalmádena, a town which is 20 kilometres from the centre of Málaga and has all the attractions to spend an unforgettable vacation. The offer of tourist attractions is the most complete of the Costa del Sol and is also well distributed between the three cities.

Benalmádena town represents calmness through a picturesque urban landscape of narrow streets and plazas, while Benalmádena Costa brings together good part of holiday offer and a long coastline divided into 15 beaches. Arroyo de la Miel, with strong growth in recent years, is the place where a large number of leisure attractions that complete the attractions of this destination are concentrated.

This has led to almost 5,000 British having chosen Benalmádena as place of residence.

 

IN BENALMÁDENA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

Benalmádena offers very original views, as the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, Colomares Castle and Bil Bil Castle and a Moorish-style building stands out in the landscape of the coast, thanks to its red decoration with tiles. In Benalmádena, besides, the tourists can visit the three watchtowers that are conserved in the city: Torre Bermeja, Torrequebrada and Torremuelle.

To explore its historic centre, it is recommended to start with the church of Santo Domingo, next to which there is a viewpoint that offers an extraordinary view of the coast. Close to this monument are the Jardines del Muro, designed by César Manrique. This walk can add two more stages: the sculpture de la Niña (sculpture of the girl) and La Fonda, whose building is now occupied by a hospitality school.

Culture manifests itself in many different ways in Benalmádena. Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Art Museum is a must see for lovers of this genre, as it hosts one of the best collections of Spain. Culture manifests itself in many different ways in Benalmádena.

Where to stay

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Links of interest

Escudo de Benalmádena
Town Hall
Avda. Juan Luis Peralta, s/n, 29639 
952579800
952579801
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 27 km2
Altitude 280 m
Latitude 36º 35'
Length -4º 34'
Distance to Málaga City 19,7 km
Demographics
City 67746
Men 33385
Women 34361
Nationality Benalmadenses