20 Things To Do in Benalmadena

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Benalmadena Things
Source: Tobias Steinhoff

Popular for its beaches and Tivoli World theme park, Benalmadena is a beautiful town in southern Spain’s Costa del Sol. Some of the popular historic places and ancient archaeological monuments like Benalmádena Stupa, the tallest stupa in Europe is found here. However, being near to the sea, It is mostly famous for the boating, beaches, and sea life which attracts a lot of tourists. If you are planning to go to Spain, here are 20 things that you can do to enjoy your time in Benalmadena.

1.Visit Benalmádena Stupa

Benalmádena Stupa
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Benalmádena Stupa is a monument of peace, prosperity and harmony. Being about 33 meters high, it is the largest stupa of the Europe. If you are planning to go a peaceful and enlighting place, this would be perfect for you. It is away from the diversions and the noise of the city. The beautiful art and the marking the stupa tell you the story of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni. It is also goo for the exhibitions displaying the Tibetan Buddhism and Himalayan culture.


  • Name: Benalmádena Stupa
  • Address: TF-1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Tel: +34 662 90 70 04

2.Parque De La Paloma

Parque De La Paloma
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If you enjoy spending your time with nature at the park, Parque De La Paloma is the perfect place to be. It covers a large area about 200,000 m2 on greenery. There is an artificial lake where you can chill at its side. There is two modern playground where the little ones can have a good time. You can get a total tour of this parks with the help of the trails on the way and there is a dining area where you can enjoy your meals.


  • Name: Parque De La Paloma
  • Address: Av. Federico García Lorca, 13, 29631 Arroyo de La Miel, Málaga, Spain

3.Benalmadena Puerto Marina

Benalmadena Puerto Marina
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Benalmadena Puerto Marina is a happening place where there is always something to do. You can rent a boat and go around the marina and also, Feeding fishes is quite fun . There are many places, shops, and restaurants in the area. Choosing between restaurant is quite confusing. You always feel like you could have been to another place which was even better. Also, there are many bars around the area to grab a good drink and relax at night.


  • Name: Benalmadena Puerto Marina
  • Address: Darsena de Levante, s/n, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: ++34 692 23 14 85

4. Benalmadena Pueblo

Benalmadena Pueblo
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Pueblo, meaning village in is a small village in Benalmadena. Consisting of much typical spanished houses and narrow streets. It is a great place to wander around and just walk. The people are really welcoming and greet you well. When you experience the lifestyle of a village, you can go on road trip to the Butterfly farm and the Buddhist Stupa which is not so far.


  • Name: Benalmadena Pueblo
  • Address: Benalmadena, Spain

5. Teleferico Benalmadena

Teleferico Benalmadena
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Take some time to get to the top of the hill and enjoy the view of the Benalmadena city through Teleferico Benalmadena. It is a great experience going through the cable cars 800 ft above the ground. Going up with the eagles and vultures right out of your window and the beautiful city below you. It is the quite thrilling experience where you feel like you are at the top of the world.


  • Name: Teleferico Benalmadena
  • Address: TF-1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

6.Butterfly Park of Benalmadena

In the Butterfly Park of Benalmadena is located in the heart of the Costa del Sol. You can get close to the beautiful and fascinating creatures like the butterfly. They have a wide collection of the various species of butterfly and other creatures like iguanas, turtles in the bushes. This a great place for a couple and also the whole family. Once the Families visit here, most of them come back to get the experience again and again.


  • Name: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
  • Address: TF-1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

7. Castillo de Colomares

Castillo de Colomares
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If you have ever watched the buildings in Harry potter movie, Castillo de Colomares is an amazing castle that looks even better. It is a monument that has the epic story of the Columbus with his discovery of a new world that was America. At the affordable prices, you can enjoy the beauty of the mixed style architecture. It is a place worth checking out in Benalmadena.


  • Name: Castillo de Colomares
  • Address: Crta. Costa del Sol, finca La Carraca s/n., 29639 Benalmádena Pueblo, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 952 448 821
  • Website: http://www.castillomonumentocolomares.com/index.php/en/

8.Plaza Espana Benalmadena

Plaza Espana Benalmadena
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Located in the middle of the Benalmadena pueblo is this square, laza Espana Benalmadena. There is a fountain in the center of the square. There are many good places for food and you can sit here and watch the people passing by.It is a great spot to relax with a drink to relieve from all of your tiredness.


  • Name: Plaza Espana Benalmadena
  • Address: Crta. Costa del Sol, finca La Carraca s/n., 29639 Benalmádena Pueblo, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 952 448 821

9. Selwo Marina Delfinarium


  • Name: Selwo Marina Delfinarium
  • Address: Parque de la Paloma S/N, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 902 190 482

10.Castillo de Bil Bil

Castillo de Bil Bil
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Castillo de Bil Bil is one of the most beautiful castles in Benalmadena. Built in 1930’s and inspired by Moorish design inside the castle, it has its charm. There is the constant exhibition with the display on modern art. There are music recitals and concerts on certain days of the week. If you are a fan of music and art, this is a place for you to check out.


  • Name: Castillo de Bil Bil
  • Address: Avda. Antonio Machado, 78, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 952 444 328

11.Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas)

Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas), a place at the top of the hill to view the wild birds in their action. You get to the top of the hill via the cable car, at bout 13 ft height. Then the stars of the show which are the birds come to action. Either it is trying to grab the meat or circling in the sky, they get you attention quite fast. Sometimes even go from people’s head to head sometimes, which is both fun and fearful at the same time. So, there is a separate place for the children and who don’t want to touch them. The commentary adds up more fun to it.


  • Name: Jardin de Las Aguilas
  • Address: Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 952 568 239

12. Sea Life Aquarium

Thinking about going to see sea creatures in Benalmadena? If yes, Sea Life Aquarium is the best place for you. A best place for children to enjoy and going out with friends, family or couples. Displaying a large species of the sea creatures, You can feel the life of the sea creatures from close. The place is well described, pleasurable and educational at the same time.


  • Name: Sea Life Aquarium
  • Address: Puerto Deportivo de Benalmadena | Calle Darsena 1, 29630, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Hours: 10AM-8PM except sunday
  • Tel: +34 952 56 01 50

13. Playa Arroyo de La Miel

Arroyo, a lovely town with a lot of places to go. The place is covered with places for food and drinks all the time. There are many bars, restaurant and at Fridays, the place is crowded. You can enjoy the day life and the nightlife, the town never sleeps. You can easily go to the nearby parks, museums or cable cars, just a step away. Every time you go you will find something new in there.


  • Name: Arroyo
  • Address: Paseo Maritimo de Benalmeda, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Hours: 10AM-6PM
  • Tel: +34 822 07 00 00

14. Tivoli World

Tivoli World
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Tivoli World is a children themed park with a lot of fun rides. It is a really fun place to go on. There are stage shows to a Ferris Wheel, Water flume, Go Karting what a normal theme park needs to have. But if you are into something wild, try the horror Walk. You will surely get a kick out of it. There is the place for good food and drink all around the place.


  • Name: Tivoli World
  • Address: Avda Tivoli s/n | Tivoli, 29631, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Hours: 10AM-6PM
  • Tel: +34 952 577 016

15.Santa Domingo Church (Iglesia de Santa Domingo)

Iglesia de Santa Domingo is one of the beautiful church of that area. It is one of the oldest church where the Sunday mass will give you an enlighting experience. If you are a religious person and want to go to a church, this definitely is a place to visit.


  • Name: Iglesia de Santa Domingo
  • Address: Benalmadena Pueblo, Benalmadena, Spain

16. Malapesquera Beach

Malapesquera Beach is a quiet and noncrowded beach of Benalmadena. You can enjoy the view of the Ocean and the high tides that will calm you in tranquility. The Beach is really big and is clean and well maintained. There are people selling goods over there and offering a relaxing massage.


  • Name:Malapesquera Beach
  • Address: Benalmadena, Spain

17.Club de Hielo

located in Arroya De La Miel, Club de Hielo offers a variety of indoor sports. As the name suggest, it is ice skating. However, it is not limited to just that, there are the pool, yoga Pilates and much more to choose from. And there is an indoor swimming pool where you can go in after exercises. It is a place you could go to relax and workout on your outing to Benalmádena.


  • Name: Club de Hielo
  • Address: Av. Ciudad. de Melilla, s/n, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
  • Hours: · 7:30AM–11PM except Saturday-Sunday
  • Tel: +34 952 57 76 69

18.Templo Hindu

Templo Hindu
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Templo Hindu is a Hindu temple with the statue of Hindu god and goddess. The whole temple is decorated with lights and flowers and the floor has the design of the swastika which is the symbol of well-being. On the other side of Paloma park, after a short walk, you will get here. Once you enter in, the environment will certainly make you feel pleasant and at peace.


  • Name: Templo Hindu
  • Address: Avenida Gandhi | Urbanización La Paloma, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain

19.House of the B-Fashion Doll

If you are a fan of dolls, Arroyo de la Miel is not a place to miss. Even if you are not a fan of the dolls, the house museum of the Barbie fashion dolls will surely make you change your mind. If you are with your daughter and want to give your princess a good time, you will want to take her there.


  • Name: House of the B-Fashion Doll
  • Address: C/ Andalucia 4, 29631 Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena, Spain
  • Tel: +34 951 397 069

20. Puerto Marina Shopping

Once you get to Spain and want to buy souvenir or gifts for your loved ones, Puerto Marina Shopping is a great place. You can shop and dine along the marina, giving you a great shopping experience. There are plenty of shops and restaurants around there where you can choose from. And along with that, there is plenty places to have fun at the same time.


  • Name: Puerto Marina Shopping
  • Address: TF-1, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Hours: 10AM–10PM except sunday
  • Tel: +34 952 577 735
  • Website: http://www.puertomarinashopping.es/

Have a good trip and travel!

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Andalucia Province, Benalmadena, Costa del Sol, Europe, Malaga, Spain