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Benahavís

Diputación de Málaga
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    A XVI-century palace with a small, porticoed inner patio, built in the Nazarí architectural style. This is a strange building with stone walls, very dark in contrast with the whiteness of...

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    Built in the X century, part of the original walls still stand in a good state of repair. Other surviving elements of this fortress are the Torre de la Reina, the highlight of the complex in view of...

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    An XVIII-century church with a single nave that has been the object of a number of restorations throughout its history. The building was one of the school-chapel founded by Cardinal Herrera Oria in...

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    The origin of this town dates back to the end of the 11th century when the Arabs founded it around the fortress that they had built to defend the East side of the Arab castle of Montemayor. The...

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    The course, designed by José Gancedo, was opened in 1989. The “man from Malaga” is one of the most creative golf designers. His philosophy is to create a golf course without...

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    Designed in 1991 and opened at the end of 1993. Without a doubt, one of the major attractions of La Zagaleta is its private golf course, created and designed by the Californian architect Bradford...

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    The Golf Resort and Riding Stables of the Marbella Club Hotel is a haven where golf enthusiasts, riding fans, and nature lovers can enjoy their favorite pastimes. Its magnificent 18 holes course,...

Benahavís is a typical Andalusian village with white houses and winding streets located inland on the Western Costa del Sol. The peaceful appearance of the village contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the rest of the district which has no less than 10 golf courses and a riding club.

Founded by the Arabs under the shelter of a tenth century fortress, Benahavís is today a perfect combination of the traditional and the modern. A charming village with endless possibilities as a top tourist destination, where the British population makes up some 25% of the total population of the town.

 

BENAHAVIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED

MONUMENTS

Thanks to its strategic location, Montemayor Castle became an important stronghold during the wars among the Taifa kingdoms of the former Al-Ándalus. The fortress was built in the tenth century and still retains some of the original walls, the Queen's Tower, chambers and a water well. The spot also offers splendid panoramic views of the coast.

Benahavís also boasts several Arab watch towers which form a comprehensive defence system. La Leonera Tower, which controlled the access to the valley of the river Guadalmina, next to Alcuzcuz, Tramores and Daidín Towers are some of the towers still standing in the town.

Although it was built in the 16th century, Benahavís Palace clearly takes its inspiration from the Nasrid dynasty. The building has dark stone walls, a beautiful arcaded courtyard and a tower. Today it is home to the offices of the Town Hall.

The most significant piece of religious architecture in the town is Virgen del Rosario Church. Founded in the 18th century, it has undergone many renovations over the centuries. The present temple is a simple modern building with a single nave.

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Escudo de Benahavís
Town Hall
Avenida de Andalucía, 34, 29679 
952855025
952855177
Areas
Geographic Data
Surface 145 km2
Altitude 150 m
Latitude 36º 31'
Length -5º 02'
Distance to Málaga City 79,6 km
Demographics
Population 7348
Men 3703
Women 3645
Nationality Benahavileños