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Diputación de Málaga
Estupa de la Iluminación, Benalmádena

The entertainment does not stop in Benalmádena, a town which is 20 kilometres from the centre of Málaga and has all the attractions to spend an unforgettable vacation. The offer of tourist attractions is the most complete of the Costa del Sol and is also well distributed between the three cities.

Benalmádena town represents calmness through a picturesque urban landscape of narrow streets and plazas, while Benalmádena Costa brings together good part of holiday offer and a long coastline divided into 15 beaches. Arroyo de la Miel, with strong growth in recent years, is the place where a large number of leisure attractions that complete the attractions of this destination are concentrated.

This has led to almost 5,000 British having chosen Benalmádena as place of residence.




Benalmádena offers very original views, as the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, Colomares Castle and Bil Bil Castle and a Moorish-style building stands out in the landscape of the coast, thanks to its red decoration with tiles. In Benalmádena, besides, the tourists can visit the three watchtowers that are conserved in the city: Torre Bermeja, Torrequebrada and Torremuelle.

To explore its historic centre, it is recommended to start with the church of Santo Domingo, next to which there is a viewpoint that offers an extraordinary view of the coast. Close to this monument are the Jardines del Muro, designed by César Manrique. This walk can add two more stages: the sculpture de la Niña (sculpture of the girl) and La Fonda, whose building is now occupied by a hospitality school.

Culture manifests itself in many different ways in Benalmádena. Felipe Orlando Pre-Columbian Art Museum is a must see for lovers of this genre, as it hosts one of the best collections of Spain. Culture manifests itself in many different ways in Benalmádena.

Geographic Data
Surface 27 km2
Altitude 280 m
Latitude 36º 35'
Length -4º 34'
Distance to Málaga City 19,7 km
City 73160
Men 35839
Women 37321
Nationality Benalmadenses
Town Hall
Escudo de BenalmádenaAvda. Juan Luis Peralta, s/n, 29639 
Links of interest
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    The Castillo de Bil Bil is built in Arabic style, its exterior featuring red plastering and exquisite Nazarî decoration in the shape of tiling and bas-reliefs. The castle is flanked by fountains,...

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    Torremuelle Beach is located in Benalmádena, next to the Valdeconejos and La Hidalga housing complexes. Puerto Marina is just 5 kilometres away. On the Costa del Sol, Benalmádena has approximately...


    From this exceptional viewpoint, you can admire most of  Western Costa del Sol: the City of Málaga, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Mijas, Fuengirola, Marbella, Málaga's Bay and the Sea of Alborán, as...


    La Morera Beach lies in the district of Benalmádena, between Torremuelle and Tajo de la Soga beaches. On the Costa del Sol, approximately 22 kilometres southeast of Malaga, Benalmádena has almost...

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    The first settlements that makes any direst reference to Benalmadena date back to the end part of the Patheolithic Era. This is witnessed to by the remains discovered in some caves within the...

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    Sea Life Benalmádena is one of the most outstanding aquariums on the Costa del Sol. It is located at the entrance to the Puerto Deportivo de Benalmádena and in it you will be able to see all kinds...



Gran Senda de Málaga Stage 34 Benalmádena - Alhaurín de la Torre (Camino Shell)