Enjoying a privileged position overlooking the warm, Mediterranean sea, the comfortable and charismatic town of Benalmadena has a relaxed atmosphere and stunning coastal location. The tropic climate, sandy beach and authentic gastronomy are just a few of the reasons thousands of tourists are enticed here every year. Three diverse areas comprise the town, ensuring there are touristic opportunities for every type of traveller; the old village boasts historical beauty and ancient charm while the coastal area and commercial town centre offer more cosmopolitan and vibrant delights.
Steeped in rich historical heritage, the terracotta tainted Benalmadena Pueblo oozes archaic wonder and architectural delights; most prominent are the Town Hall and Bil-Bil Castle, Arabic style terracotta buildings reminiscent of the biblical Nazareth. Three foreboding watchtowers decorate the centre, reigning supreme over the quiet town and reminding residents of its historical past. A mysterious medieval air exudes from the beautiful Castillo de Colomares, a cosmopolitan castle surrounded by lush greenery. The social and cultural centre of the town is undoubtedly the Plaza de Espana, a shady and sophisticated square in which the poignant sculpture of the Nina de Benalmadena resides.
Within the minimalist walls of Centro de Exposiciones de Benalmadena, vibrant cultural exhibitions decorate the spacious rooms. Every year, 6-8 exceptional exhibitions cover every aspect of the town’s culture, from folkloric traditions to modern art; intriguing exhibitions display historical artefacts, first class photography and stunning sculptures. The Museo de Arqueologico also displays a captivating collection of pre-Colombian relics shrouded in fascinating history.
Boasting a lovely location in the midst of Benalmadena’s atmospheric marina, Toro Tapas Restaurant serves a dynamic and dazzling selection of tapas in a cool and contemporary environment. Classic Spanish small plates are given a tantalising twist in the tasting menu, which proves a bounteous banquet when accompanied by fruity sangria.