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Benalauría

Diputación de Málaga
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    Due to the large influx of business tourism received in this town, the municipality has adequate municipal facilities, such as conference centre for 86 people, with the financial support of the...

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    Dated from the 18th century, it has a dinteled main front made of faced brick and windows with decorative wrought iron bars made true to the style in Ronda. The building is finished off by a long...

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    The land belonging to the municipality of Benalauría spreads out from the Genal valley to the Guadiaro. White is the most noticeable colour that the landscape offers from the limestone...

Located between the valleys of Genal and Guadiaro, Benalauría owes its name which dates back to the time of Moorish domination, namely the Berber tribes. Benalauría is a picturesque village located in the Serrania de Ronda, included in the famous route of White Towns.

Lush pine and chestnut forests, guarded by the mountain systems of the Loma de la Sierra and Peñón de Benadalid, makes Benalauría an ideal place to take a picture, surely one of the best pictures of the region.

 

IN BENALAURÍA YOU CANNOT MISS

MONUMENTS

In Benalauría you can find the famous Roman Columbarium of Cortijo del Moro. This archaeological site consists of a Roman funeral pantheon dating from around the first century. Also, the debris around a small farming village can be found, where possibly the families of the time were residing.

Nor can we forget the Lagar de Benalauría. Today, it is a place where different groups of handicrafts union gather to perform their delicate job. At one time, it was the place where the grapes are stepped on for further preparation of different wines.

If you want to know about the traditions of this town, there is nothing better than Benalauría Ethnographic Museum, housed in an XVIII century building that was once an oil mill. In this gallery we can find, among other things, utensils and traditional objects of the area. The museum offers visitors a guide service, and a shop where you can buy souvenirs and typical products of Benalauría.

The church of Santo Domingo de Guzman is a temple dating from the XVI century. Inside, it treasures the image of the Saint and Saint of Benalauría, Santo Domingo and the Virgin of the Rosary. The latter, being the only survivor of the fire in the chapel during the Civil War.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Benalauría
Town Hall
Plaza Teniente Viñas, 1, 29491 
952152502
952152538
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 20 km2
Altitude 667 m
Latitude 36º 35'
Length -5º 15'
Distance to Málaga City 131 km
Demographics
Population 449
Men 237
Women 212
Nationality Jabatos