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Benalmadena is a unique resort town with rich history, multifaceted culture, and one-of-a-kind beaches. Amazing location on the Spain’s Costa del Sol is one of the reasons for such popularity, so there’s no wonder why the majority of guests are fans of beach rest.
Benalmadena is an optimal destination for fans of active pastime. Many tourists choose to spend a significant portion of their time on the seaside, admiring tender sun and warm water. … Open
For more than forty years, Tívoli World amusement park has been one of the main symbols of the city. It’s an incredibly charming and harmonious place that attracts both children and adults. At a rough estimate, during its long history, more than 30 million people visited this park. There is one more signature landmark in Benalmadena - Enlightenment Stupa Temple - an incredibly beautiful Buddhist temple built under the guidance of Tibetian guru Lopon Tsechu.
This town has many peculiarities, and the multinational population of Benalmadena is, without a doubt, one of them. Many foreigners come to this place, fall in love with it, and decide to make the resort their permanent living place. Tourists from the United Kingdom are one of the most frequent nationalities there – many of them spend more time in Benalmadena then in their home country. No matter what country you are from, in Benalmadena, you will find cordiality and friendliness. The town’s atmosphere is a miraculous combination of Andalusian hospitality and traditions of different cultures. Copyright
The length of the Benalmadena coastline is more than 9 kilometers. Rock cliffs pierce it, separating into incredibly beautiful and charming beaches. Malapesquera y Torrebermeja Beach starts … Open
Budget travelers will be pleased with this resort as well. The well-developed infrastructure of Benalmadena has suitable hotels and entertainment for guests of any income level. Besides a wide range of budget hotels and restaurants, it’s important to mention that all beaches of the resort are free. Fans of excursions will also feel pleased – they will be able to see beautiful medieval towers, attend interesting religious landmarks and museums.
Benalmádena Despite the fact that the culture of Benalmadena is very multifaceted, its culinary traditions haven’t changed much and are still very authentic. Local restaurants are a great place to try magnificent dishes of the Andalusian cuisine. Experienced foodies, in their turn, prefer to visit local markets in search of national delicacies. Premium Andalusian wine, warm sea, well-developed infrastructure, and everlasting hospitable atmosphere – these advantages of the picturesque town are enough to charm any tourist.
Guests of Benalmadena often prefer to stay at the high-class beach hotels of the region and enjoy the exciting and diversified pastime they offer. The Vincci Selección Aleysa boutique hotel … Open
In Benalmadena, vacationers are welcome to visit Sea Life, a very interesting aquarium that is also one of the largest in Spain. It is located in a port area. It is a place where visitors have an opportunity to see rare marine creatures. The aquarium has a large glass tunnel. Visitors can walk in this tunnel and see how giant sharks swim right above their heads. Children will be fascinated to participate in special educational excursions. Continue your acquaintance with the glorious underwater world at Selwo-Marina Park. This park has some quite unusual inhabitants – penguins – and offers interesting entertainment for its visitors every day.
Benalmadena is located in a picturesque mountain region, so hiking tours on mountain slopes remain one of the most favorite pastimes among active travelers. The city has its own cable road, so it takes only a couple of minutes to get as high as 800 meters above the sea level. The final station of the cable road is located not far from a gorgeous park with fabulous observation decks and comfortable relaxation areas. Several hiking trails start from the park. By the way, it is possible to explore the surroundings on foot or ride a donkey.
In Benalmadena, you will find historic landmarks of different epochs. The town still has fragments of the medieval protective constructions. Gorgeous watchtowers Torre Muelle, Torre Bermeja, … Open
The total length of beaches available to vacationers exceeds 8 kilometers. All local beaches are sandy ones, so even vacationers with small children will find it very comfortable to relax there. It is also important to mention that the coast of Benalmadena meets even strictest ecological standards, so many local beaches have the honorable Blue Flag label. Savvy travelers will like the fact that absolutely all local beaches are municipal ones, so they are free to enter and relax. A separate fee is only charged for rental of beach gear.
Benalmadena Don’t forget to make your vacation even more exciting by getting acquainted with local gastronomic traditions. The charming resort is incredibly rich in cozy small restaurants and taverns. They are ideal for trying gazpacho, a popular Spanish soup, and fish cooked on an open fire that locals call pescaito. Seafood is an essential ingredient in the local cuisine, and dining venues offer fabulous wine produced by local wineries to complement the delicacy. Rioja remains the most popular variety of wine that is produced in his region. Fans of elite drinks may be happy to participate in special thematic wine tours in Benalmadena, during which they will visit historical vineyards and wineries.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Benalmádena
♥   Castle 'Sohail Castle' Málaga, 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Calaburras' Málaga, 11.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torre Ladrones' Málaga, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Málaga' Málaga, 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcazaba of Vélez-Málaga' Málaga, 19.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Benalmádena
♥   Cave 'Mina Virgen del Amparo' , 29.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Montes de Málaga' , 33 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de las Nieves' , 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva de la Pedriza' , 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierras Subbéticas' , 68.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Benalmádena and around
♥   Art museum 'Museo Picasso Málaga' Málaga, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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