Benalmadena, Spain

Benalmádena is a town in the province of Málaga, in the southern autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. It occupies 27.2 sq km (10.5 sq mi) and has a population of 60,000 people (2012 estimate).

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Benalmádena has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Various ancient peoples including the Phoenicians and Romans have exerted their influence and control here. It was also ruled by the Moors before it passed to Christian Spain.

Today Benalmádena is a reflection of its past and present with the distinct character of its old town, Benalmádena Pueblo, which is like a traditional Spanish village, and its new town, Benalmádena Costa, which is geared towards providing tourism facilities. Also added to the town is Arroyo de la Miel, which was originally a separate village but has become the main residential area of the town.

Benalmádena is home to the Benalmádena Stupa, a 33-meter Tibetan Buddhist stupa that is the largest stupa in Europe. In Arroyo de la Miel is also the only real ice skating rink in the Costa del Sol.

Visiting Benalmádena

From Málaga, take the A-7 motorway heading south till you arrive in Benalmádena.

Places of Interest in Benalmádena

  1. Benalmádena Stupa

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