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Castillo de Colomares: An Amazing Tribute to Christopher Columbus

Colomares Castle in Benalmadena

The ‘Castillo de Colomares’ (Colomares Castle) in Benalmadena is one of the most interesting tourist attractions the municipality has to offer. It’s not really a castle, it’s more of a monument which was built between 1987 and 1994 by Esteban Martín MD as a tribute to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America.

This unique monument unifies various architectural styles which had a marked effect on Spanish culture: Bizantine, Romanesque, Arabic and Gothic.

A walk around the Colomares Castle will allow you to discover various elements from the symbols of the Catholic Kings, from the three cultures present in medieval Spain (Judaism, Christianity and Islamism) and other elements from Christopher Columbus’ epic voyage.  (more…)

4 Interesting Things to do in Málaga over Christmas

Things to do in Malaga over ChristmasWith just a couple of weeks to go until Christmas, Málaga city centre is bustling with  festive fun and excitement!

A walk through the streets of the city’s historic centre at Christmas time is an experience we would recommend to all who visit the Costa del Sol at this time of year. The stunning Christmas lights, mouth-watering gastronomy and magical ambience make for a truly wonderful visit to the Coast’s capital.

There’s lots going on in Malaga over Christmas; however, the four suggestions listed below are absolute musts: (more…)

6 Malaga Museums You’ve Probably Never Heard of (But are Well Worth a Visit)

The city of Malaga is quickly becoming one of the most attractive Cultural destinations amongst international travellers. The town hall has invested heavily in the growth of its historical and artistic heritage and now offers visitors an impressive collection of more than 30 museums, each with its own unique and varied theme.

The most popular include The Picasso Museum, Centre Pompidou and the Carmen Thyssen museum and each attracts hundreds of thousands of art enthusiasts every year. However, Malaga has other museums which, although not as famous, are definitely worth a visit.

Below you’ll find information on six of our favourite Malaga museums you might not have heard of.

*Opening Hours and prices in this post were updated in August 2020 and are for guideline purposes only, subject to change. Please check the museum websites for latest information.

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26 Fun Things to do on Your Next Benalmadena Holiday: Our A to Z Guide!

26 fun things to do in Benalmadena

Are you looking for a list of fun things to do the next time you visit Benalmadena?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. There are loads of things to do and fun attractions to visit when you come to spend your holidays in Benalmadena. We’ve put together an A to Z list with 26 ideas to get you started…

A – Aqualand

Have a splashing time at the Costa del Sol’s biggest water park. The kids will love it…and so will the adults. There are plenty of fun rides to keep the whole family entertained for hours!

Aqualand in Torremolinos
Some of the water slides at Aqualand in Torremolinos

B –Butterfly Park

Visit Europe’s largest Butterfly exhibition where you’ll be able to see more than 150 species of butterflies. You can read more about the Benalmadena Butterfly Park on our blog.

C – Cable Car Ride to the Top of Benalmadena

If you don’t mind heights, this is a definite must! A 15-minute ride to the top of the Calamorro Mountain behind Benalmadena for some of the most amazing views. Make sure you also watch the amazing birds of prey show!

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The Top 10 Museums in Malaga City

A list of the top 10 museums in MalagaAre you looking for recommendations of the best museums to visit in Malaga city?

We’ve put together a list of the Top 10 Museums you must try and visit next time you’re in the Costa del Sol’s capital.

It’s no secret that Malaga is quickly becoming one of Spain’s most popular cultural destinations and with more than 30 excellent museums, tourists and local visitors are spoilt for choice.

The list below is in no particular order and we recommend you try and visit them all as they each offer a unique experience. Don’t forget to use the map at the bottom of this post to see the location of each museum! (more…)

A Walk Through Benalmadena’s “Parque de La Paloma”

Paloma Park in Benalmadena

You can’t really miss it: More than 200,000m2 of green area in the centre of the town make Parque La Paloma (Paloma Park) one of the largest and most spectacular parks on the Costa del Sol.

Equally ideal for a family day out or a quiet and relaxing walk in the company of a loved one, Paloma Park has become one of Benalmadena’s main attractions. All who visit are  impressed by the parks vast green areas, as it is built in the middle of the town. Here are a few of the park’s features: (more…)