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...
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...
Main Data Distance (m): 7.5 km Trail Type: One-Way More Information: The area of the Serranía de Ronda is has a lot of cleared land with no access to the roads, which we can only approach on foot...
This festival has been declared to be of Tourist Interest by the Provincial Council of Málaga. Please check with the local Town Hall or Municipal Tourism Office for the festival date before...
The first traces of human settlements in Benaojan date back to the Prehistoric Era, which can be evidenced by the cave paintings found in the “Cueva de la Pileta” or in the “Cueva del Hundidero” or...
Check file Hotel Molino del Santo. http://www.malaga.es/turismo/ficha/?tab=est&cod=875 UNIQUENESS This old flourmill located near a river source with a regular annual flow was reopened as...
This old flourmill located near a river source with a regular annual flow was reopened as a hotel in 1987. In old times, the building used to be a private dwelling, and the last miller left the...
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.
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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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