Benalmádena Pueblo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaga. The town, which has retained the ambience of a sleepy white Andalusian village, is 280 meters above sea level. The old town is a maze of narrow, whitewashed cobble streets adorned with displays of coloured geraniums spilling out of wall-mounted plant pots. Traditional cuisine, local crafts and the remnants of several cultures, not to mention the stunning views and mysterious architecture, are just some of the attractions this small mountainside town offers.
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.
The Plaza de España is the central point of the old village and it is also the home of the 'Niña de Benalmadena (the little girl of Benalmádena). The sculpture of a little girl holding out a large… More →
Situated on the outskirts of the village, next to the stunning Buddhist stupa, the butterfly park is housed in a spectacular Thai temple with exotic landscaped gardens. The park boasts more than 1… More →
The Santo Domingo de Guzman Church was built in the 17th century and it is the oldest church in Benalmádena. Thought to have been built on the foundations of a previous temple - close… More →
The Castillo de Colomares is a monument dedicated to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of the New World.Some of the best views of this fairy-tale like castle, which rises from the pine… More →
Perched 280 meters above sea level in the mountains between the village of Mijas and the Mediterranean coastline, Benalmádena Pueblo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaga. The… More →
Things to see
Culturally inclined tourists can enjoy differing architecture on mammoth scales. The 33 metre high Buddhist Stupa. More>
Castillo Colomares, a fairy-tale like castle that rises from the pine forests that separates the pueblo from the coast. Some of the best views of the castle can be seen from the 17th century St Domingo de Guzman Church. More>
Santo Domingo de Guzman Church
The Santo Domingo de Guzman Church was built in the 17th century and it is the oldest church in Benalmádena. More>
Benalmadena Pueblo's bullring, although defunct, is the villages oldest building.
Butterfly parkboasts 1,500 exotic species flying freely among tropical gardens and waterfalls. More>
Those wanting to sample traditional Andalusian gastronomy will be tempted by an array of tapas bars, restaurants and cafes, while hikers and cyclists will enjoy some of the most stunning scenery and hidden treasures. More>
The local Portillo buses connect the town to Mijas, Benalmádena Costa and Torremolinos.