Benalmadena - Things to see

 Bil-Bil Castle. © Michelle Chaplow
Watch out for the many events organised by the Town Hall in the Bil-Bil Castle.
The Arabic-style Bill Bil Castle is a landamark on the Benalmadena
The Arabic-style Bill Bil Castle is a landmark on the Benalmadena coastline.

Benalmadena - things to See

Iglesia de Santa Domingo

Santa Domingo Church

This XVII century church is situated in the heart of Benalmádena Pueblo. Go in by the street called 'Calle Real' and cross the square 'Plaza de España', carrying on until you come to an open square where you will find the church. This building of wood and polychrome adds colour to its village surroundings and is well worth a visit.

Museo Arqueológico

Archeological Museum (Presently closed for renovations)

Felipe Orlando-García Murciano, the prestigious Anthropologist and artist, who died in April 2001 at the age of 90, inherited a collection of pre-Columbian relics from his grandfather.

In 1968 he donated his collection of 137 historic objects to the Benalmadena Town Hall, under the proviso that they build a museum to house the precious pieces and appoint him honorary director and curator for life.

In February 1970, Sr. Orlando donated a further 138 pieces from Honduras, Costa Rica and Santo Domingo, bringing the exhibited collection up to a total of 275 pieces. Soon after, Manuel Jiménez Gómez, Ernesto García Herrera Reboull and Bernadé Fernández Canivell, also donated a further collection of historical archaeological relics, attracting many more visitor to the archaeological museum.

Although the museum is presently closed for renovations, it will soon re-open and is now of great archaeological importance on the Costa del Sol and has one of the best collection from before the time of Christopher Columbus, in Europe.

Entrance is Free
Information is in English, Spanish, French and German.

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Museo Arqueológico Municipal

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00
In July & August Monday to Friday 10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 20:00

Avda.Juan Peralta, 43 Tel (+34) 952 448 593

Casa de Cultura

This important Municipal Building, which is seeped in the history and tradition of Benalmadena, is of great architectural beauty. It is the centre of cultural activities and Town Hall events for the municipality. It is situated in the Avenida de la Contstitución, Plaza de Austria, Arroyo de la Miel.
Tel: (+34) 952 444 689

Castillo de Colomares

This monument in remembrance of Christopher Columbus was built recently by a local man and is in the most beautiful lush floral surroundings. There is an unmistakable medieval atmosphere. The castle is constructed to reflect the discovery of America in the use of various styles of architecture. It also reflects many different cultures and ways of life from all over the world. The castle is situated on the road down from Benalmadena Pueblo towards the coast.

Calle Carretera del Sol
Benalmádena-Pueblo

Summer Opening hours: 10:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 21:00
(In winter closes earlier at night)
Tel: (+34) 44 88 21

Plaza de España

This central point of the old village of Benalmadena is also the home of the "niña de Benalmadena" (the little girl of Benalmadena). This sculpture of a little girl holding out a seashell in her open hands is by the Jaime Pimentel.

See the square and the sculpture in the heart of Benalmádena-Pueblo.

Torres Vigía

Watchtowers

Benalmadena was the "Vigía de la Costa" (lookout post for the coast) and proof of this remains today with the three existing watchtowers: Torre Bermeja, Torre Quebrada and Torre Muelle. ('torre' = tower). These three towers are a very important part of the history of Benalmadena. You can see these three towers at Avednida del Alay, Torremuelle and Torrequebrada respectively.

Castillo Bil-Bil

Bil-Bil Castle

This Arabic-style building is reminiscent of the town of Nazareth. Watch out for the many events organised by the Town Hall in the Bil-Bil Castle. There is always something worth visiting, including art exhibitions, concerts, conferences and many other cultural events.
Normal opening hours: 10:00 - 13:00 and 16:30 - 20:00
Tel.: (+34) 952444328

Centro de Exposiciones de Benalmadena

Benalmadena Exhibition Centre

The minimalist brick construction designed by Angle Cañizares and Raúl Gante, is evocative of the walls of Nazareth. The Moorish theme to the building is also reflected in the main entrance and exit doors.

The 850m2 building has 600m2 of exhibition space and is being expanded. With its 4 storeys, plus storage and office space, the Exhibition Centre is designed to allow independent access to a top floor that can be used for a classroom and catering services. Air conditioning and humidity control keeps the centre at a steady temperature of 18ºC - 20ºC. There are between 6 and 8 exhibitions held each year, including painting, sculpture, archaeology, historical artefacts, architecture and photography. The centre is very proud of the variety and quality of exhibitions and classes for the public. Some 8 million people visit the Centre and over a million Costa del Sol residents have had some form of training in classes held there.

Avenida Antonio Machado, 33, Benalmadena Costa
Tel (+34) 952 562 820