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Benalauría

Diputación de Málaga
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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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    This Museum is an old oil mill which exhibits all kinds of utensils and tools related to the daily work of the mill from the past as well as some objects and agricultural tools that were common to...

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    The “Casa de Moros y Cristianos” is an interpretation center of the festival held annually in this village, baptized with the name of Moors and Christians, and declared as Festival of...

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    A mountain bike (MTB) is a bicycle created for rough off-road cycling. Therefore, they are made of resistant materials and wide knobbly tyres to maximise the grip and other technical features which...

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    Although exploring wild cave systems started as a scientific study in a cross-disciplinary field combining the knowledge of geology, zoology, botany and archaeology, it soon became popular as a...

    1. Benarrabá- km 0 The track starts in front of the Sierra del Espino rural school, near the local swimming pool and the Banu Rabbah hotel . It is extremely pleasant to walk absorbed by the...

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 
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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