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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.
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
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
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
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.
Today, Benalmadena largely retains the flavor of the Andalusian village, despite its popularity with tourists. Of course, there are shops here. Most of them are concentrated near Puerto … 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.
Tivoli Park is one of the most interesting places for family holidays. You can easily spend the whole day here. The number of rides has already exceeded four dozen. You can ride the vast … 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

Sights around Benalmádena from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'


From the series “Amazing Cities on the Rocks”
You can see many snow-white houses while walking through the streets of the historic district. Locals call these houses "Pueblos Blancos". They make the historic district of Ronda very similar to the Greek island of Santorini. There is a very beautiful Alameda Del Tajo Park in the town. Some of its platforms offer a great view of the surrounding area. Many ancient churches are also preserved here. Some of them are more than 400 years old. There is also the ancient fortress of Murallas y Puertas Islámicas de Ronda. The house of the king of the Moors is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments. … Read further


From the series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
Vacation in Juzcar will become an unforgettable time in your life. There have placed a lot of nice hotels, cosy cafes and restaurants, souvenir shops with exclusive items. Near the town, you can see a lot of wonderful places for walks. It is surrounded by the picturesque hills. When the film was shoot, locals had to make a choice. Either to leave this colour of houses or to repaint them. The majority of locals made a decision to leave houses in blue colour. That particular decision brought to the small town world-wide fame and popularity. … Read further
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Hilton has announced that it will soon begin a project to build a new hotel in Kyoto. It will be located in the heart of the city, in the prestigious area of Sanjo-Kawaramachi. Guests will be able to easily reach all areas of interest in the dynamic city, many popular attractions and recreation areas will be within a walking distance from the hotel. Read this


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