Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman in Benalmadena Pueblo

Church of Santo Domingo de Guzman

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 to where the old defensive wall was located - the church is situated in Plaza Santo Domingo, the original nucleus of the town. The small square also houses a monument to Santo Domingo de Guzman. Canonised in the early 13th century, Saint Dominik was the founder of the Order of Friars Preachers, one of the four great mendicant orders of the Roman Catholic Church. The saint's feast day is celebrated on 8 August.

The church building has undergone several expansions and renovations, the latest of which was conducted in 1998. The church boasts a bulrush belfry with three bells and a clock.

In addition to the temple itself, the churchgrounds have privileged lookout pointsgiving panoramic views of the coast. On a clear day the coastline of North Africa is visible on the horizon.The area boaststhe impressive Muro gardens, designed by Cesar Manrique, known as the 'Man who made Lanzarote'.

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Plaza Santo Domingo, s/n - Benalmádena Pueblo