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Benaoján

Diputación de Málaga
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    The Torre del Moro is one of the most emblematic monuments of Benaoján. It was built by the Muslims to control the important passage of the Guadiaro Valley, as well as to serve as a refuge in case...

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    This church building dates back to the 17th century although it has undergone several reforms. The original construction has a gothic vault that covers the presbytery and the rest of the ceiling is...

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    La Hoya del Tajo The Hoya del Tajo (hoya meaning “a pot”)  has been naturally excavated in the calcareous  sandstones and conglomerates of the plateau of  Ronda. They form an oval, wider in...

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    The Iron Way in Benaoján is the most ancient in the Serranía de Ronda, as it was the fi rst iron way fi xed in this area. It is a short but very demanding Iron Way due to a tough overhang located at...

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    Horse-riding is referred to the ancient sport of riding and driving a horse. For this purpose, it is needed an extensive and suitable area; exactly what the Serranía de Ronda offers. It boasts a...

In Arabic layout and with steep and winding streets in the town centre, Benaojan is a municipality in the Serrania de Ronda located between the limestone massif of the Sierra de Líbar and the river Guadiaro.

Benaojan is an ideal destination for active tourism. Hiking, climbing or speleology in caves like the Cueva del Gato or the Cueva de la Pileta, are just a few examples of the diverse activities that can be enjoyed in this town.

 

THINGS NOT TO MISS IN BENAOJAN

MONUMENTS

The most important monument in Benaojan, also located underground, is the Cueva (cave) de la Pileta, just 4 km from the town centre. The cave contains archeological remains from the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Ages, and was declared a National Monument in 1924. In addition to the most important cave paintings of Andalusia, you will discover stunning stalactites and stalagmites in its rooms.

Another cave you can visit in Benaojan is the popular Cueva del Gato, also declared a National Monument. Located near the railway station, this cave is of significant scientific interest because of its complex underground river system.

Back in the village, the Nuestra Señora del Rosario church retains its original construction from the seventeenth century with a Gothic vault in the sanctuary. Finally, we recommend visiting the Torre del Moro, a tower erected by Muslims to monitor the busy passage of the Guadiaro valley, and to provide shelter in case of attack. Currently, only a few traces of it remain.

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Links of interest

Escudo de Benaoján
Town Hall
Plaza San Marcos, s/n, 29370 
952167046
952167337
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 32 km2
Altitude 573 m
Latitude 36º 43'
Length -5º 15'
Distance to Málaga City 116 km
Demographics
Population 1497
Men 779
Women 718
Nationality Benaojanos