Benalmádena – The Eighth Most Populous Municipality in the Province

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The original inhabitants of the city date as far back as the Bronze Age, and it has been influenced by many cultures like the Phoenicians, the Romans, and the Moorish. Later in history, it became a major tourist destination as well as a growing urban area. This mix has led to a split between historical Spanish city and modern beachside tourist destination. The over 61,000 residents are spread out across three main centers that are becoming more unified with urban growth and development. Leisure facilities offer tourists and locals a place to go and enjoy being with their families.

Location: Part of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia

Benalmádena covers an area of 27 kilometers in Andalusia, an independent part of Spain. It is just a few kilometers to the south of Málaga, on the coast at the heart of the Costa del Sol and Alhaurín de la Torre in the north. In the higher areas of the mountains, many Mediterranean species of plants and herbs grow, such as junipers and rosemary. The temperatures throughout the year are relatively mild with little or no frost in the wintertime.

Culture: Traditional Festivals and Old Structures

Many traditional Spanish festivals are celebrated in town, such as Semana Santa, Easter, and Los Reyes on the eve of Three Kings’ Day, the day that the Spanish celebrate the arrival of the Three Holy Kings. These are all accompanied by parades drawing many crowds and visitors from abroad. Many historical sites exist around the city as well. Bil Bil Castle was built to mimic Moorish architecture, and is now used as a cultural center overlooking the beach. Torre Bermeja is one of three watchtowers built during Muslim occupation in the 15th century.

Activities: Beaches and Family Entertainment

Among the most popular attractions in Benalmádena are the marina and the beach. Locals and visitors mingle to play beach volleyball or splash in the ocean with their families. Family entertainment is not at all lacking with an aquarium as well as Selwo Marina and SeaLife you can enjoy dolphins and other sea life. There is also Tivoli World, a large theme park, in the area.