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Benalmadena Museums and Monuments

COLOMARES CASTLE:
Original monument dedicated to the discoverer of America Christopher Columbus and other personalities of the heroic discovery. It was builded between 1987 and 1994 by the surgeon Esteban Martin and two bricklayers of the village of Mijas spending a lot of his own fortune and making true his dream. The monument is a mixture of diferent artistic styles such as Bizantine, Romanique, Gothic and Mudejar (artistic style exclusive only in Spain). It is worth to admire its fantastic stained glass windows of great value and artistic richness. It is one of the largest monuments dedicated to Columbus all over the world and one of the most original.
Urbanizacion el Viñazo (Carretera de el Sol) tlf: 952448821/666467987

BIL-BIL CASTLE:
It was builded as a particular house at the beginning of the XXth century by a lady of Majorca loved with the village, Francisca Fernandez, who gave the name of Benazahar. Builded in Arab style with reddish stone and decorated glazed ceramic tile and bas-relief of Nazari tradition. Surrounded by beatiful fountains and situated at the seaside where you can admire one of the most magical dusks. It belongs to the city council since 1981 and they use as lecture, talk or exposition place.
Avda de Antonio Machado,78 tlf:952444320

WALL GARDENS:
It is situated in one of the most beatiful high ground spots of Benalmadena-pueblo where you can admire an incredible and beauty landscape and stunning views. It was designed by the famous architect Cesar Manrique. It is situated next to Santo Domingo church.

SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH:
It was builded in the XVIIth century. There are three important sculptures; one of Christ (Ecce Homo) and two of theVirgin (Soledad and Inmaculada) designed around XVIIIth century (School of Granada). The churh has three naves separated by round archs. It was refurbished in 1960 and it is next to the Wall Gardens.
C/Santo Domingo s/n %u2013 tlf:952448274

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM:
Museum of Precolombian art which houses around 450 pieces of great value (Mexico,Honduras,Nicaragua,El Salvador,Panama, Costa Rica,and Santo Domingo) and 62 pieces of the Neolithic period most of them founded in Benalmadena. The museum was founded by the mexican archaeologist and painter Felipe Orlando in 1970 thanks to the donation of its private collection.

SPAIN SQUARE:
It is located in the centre of Benalmadena-pueblo, in which we can admire the singular statue of the girl of Benalmadena (populary known here as la Niña de Benalamdena) made in 1968 by Jaime Pimentel (famous sculptor of the Cenachero of Malaga). The model of the sculpture was the daughter of a fisherman of Almayate. It is important to know that the sculpture is twinned with the statue of Manneken Pis of Brussels since 1991.

LOOKOUT TOWERS:
All over the coast of Benalmadena there still remain three towers, which were erected during the Reconquest by the old Christians as a defense against the Muslim invasions. These towers give the name to three famous estates and are: Torre Bermeja, Torre Quebrada y Torre Muelle.

BUDA,S TEMPLE:
It is situated in the street which surround the Pigeon,s Park. It was made in marble from the central provinces of China and was donated to Benalmadena by the authorities of an important city of China. The Buda is flanked by two lions a bit small, he has an unmistakable and unique smile. As a whole in an oriental atmosphere very typical.

BUDHIST STUPA:
This is the largest stupa all over the occidental world. It was builded in white stone and it is ended in a gold cone which is seen from Fuengirola. The temple is 33 metres high and its sacred measures are 25 metres wide and 25 metres long. Inside there is a big meditation hall of more than 100 square metres. It was inaugurated by honourable budhist master Sogyal Rinpoche the 5th October 2005.
Paraje el Retamar s/n Benalmadena Pueblo tlf:952569662









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