Discover the monuments and heritage of Benalmádena
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Discover the Monuments and heritage of Benalmádena
Castle of El Bil Bil
This building on Antonio Machado Avenue was built during the Second Spanish Republic. Which is one of the references of the municipality of Benalmádena.
There are several sites from the Ancient Age that can be found in Benalmádena. Among the most remarkable is the indigenous site with Phoenician influences of the Cerro de la Era. Because since the 2nd century B.C., the Romans were present in the municipality, of which several villages dedicated to the exploitation of marine resources such as the Benalroma site stand out. And also Torremuelle. One of the most interesting sites is Los Molinillos. Which was used for the production of oil during the Roman High Empire and also salted from the third century A.D.52.
It is a monument in homage to Christopher Columbus and the discovery of America by Doctor Esteban Martín and Martín between 1987 and 1994. In addition, several architectural styles and different materials can be observed.
It was also the scene of the birds of prey show that takes place today on the summit of Mount Calamorro.
There are three watchtowers within the municipality:
- Broken Tower
- Bermeja Tower.
Some of them are part of the system of fortifications of the coast of Eastern Andalusia as a defensive system of the Kingdom of Granada. Which were restored or rebuilt to protect the Spanish Mediterranean coast from Berber pirates.
El Toro Caves
The Cueva del Toro is the most important prehistoric site in the municipality since it was discovered in 1969. It was occupied and used as a sanctuary some 18,000 years ago in the Upper Palaeolithic. In it you can find cave paintings emphasizing the one that represents an acephalous bovine. It is located in Monte Calamorro. The municipality has other more recent caves, from the Neolithic period, the Cueva de los Botijos, the Cueva de la Zorrera and the Cueva del Sahara, whose remains are exhibited in the Benalmádena archaeological museum.
La Niña de Benalmádena:
It is one of the icons of the city and is in the centre of a fountain in the Plaza de España. Which is a bronze sculpture by Jaime Pimentel.
It is part of Benalmádena’s heritage because the history of this boat is imprecise since its discovery in 1961. However, the latest research carried out since 2002 has been decisive in determining the real history of the wreck. It is also an Asset of Cultural Interest.
How you can arrive to Benalmadena
You will need a vehicle to explore Benalmadena and surroundings freely. If you don´t have yours You can make two choices:
- The cheapest way to travel is the public But there is a big disvantage, because you will have to worry about its schedules ant waste time waiting for them.
- You can also book our car hire with Bahia Sexi. It will offer you freedoom and the privacy to explore the region in your own thing.
In addition, if you prefer second possibility, you can choose your favorite pick up point.
- Our service “Meet & Greet” is at you disposal at the Malaga Airport, where our staffs will meet you at arrivals area to deliver the car rental as soon as you arrive.
- We can also meet at the reception hall of your hotel, where the staff will deliver the car rental in Benalmadena. In the same way, you can return the car rental without leaving accommodation. So you can give the key to the receptionist after you park near.
- Our staff will be glad to deliver you the rental car, when you visit our office.
You can book it online to choose your favorite pick up point on our website.
If you need only one round trip, but prefer to spend your holidays other than with your hands behind the wheel, at Bahia Sexi we have an airport transfer service that will solve all your problems.
Contact Autosexi through their website or by calling +34 677 441 628 and get the ride you need.