Benalmádena – The Eighth Most Populous Municipality in the Province
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.