Built between the 15th and 16th centuries, this church and its parish date back to the time of the conquest of the land around Malaga by the Christian troops. The exact date of construction was in...
Recommended month to visit it: November . At the beginning of the 8th century, several Berber lineages settled half way up the mountain side over the Genal river. One of them, the...
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...
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 history of this town goes back to the Moorish invasion, as there is no proof of any settlement being in the area before that time. It is known that there were Roman troops and inhabitants in...
From this viewpoint you can see the Genal Valley with all its beauty and all its grandeur The history of this town goes back to the Moorish invasion, as there is no proof of any settlement being in...
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
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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