Benalmádena on the Costa del Sol
Information about the city of Benalmádena, including the main tourist attractions, local pastimes, history, geography and important telephone numbers...
The town of Benalmádena, along with Arroyo de la Miel, Benalmadena Costa and Benalmadena Pueblo, make up the Municipality of Benalmádena. The town of Benalmádena is situated 20 Km Southwest of Malaga. It is part of the autonomous community (comunidad autónoma) of Andalucía (Spain is comprised of 17 autonomous communities). The city is approximately 26.6 Km² in size and has a summer population of more than 100,000. The city is very popular with British tourists.
Nearby Benalmadena Costa is considered the urban centre of the Municipality of Benalmádena, with quite a few restaurants and pubs, many of them English, Irish and Scottish. Along the busy beachfront, numerous restaurants serve regional dishes and fresh fish. In Sol y Mar square, also known as the "24-hour Square", there's an active nightlife, with many clubs offering salsa dancing, DJs and live music into the early hours.
The House of Artisans (Casa del Artesano) is a refurbished historical building where craftspeople demonstrate how artisans have been making the local crafts for many centuries. The Selwo Marina is an aquarium with myriad sea animals, ice sculptures, exotic birds, snakes, a 3-D cinema and touch pools. Bil Bil Castle (Castillo Bil-Bil), a Moorish-style residence built in the 1930s, has an exhibition room with a large number of mosaics, textures and paintings. The town often hosts event here. More information can be found regarding the changing exhibits on the AngloINFO What's On Guide.
Leisure Activities In and Around Benalmádena
Every Wednesday the local market takes place across from Selwo Marina.
Benalmádena Information and Contacts
|Ayuntamiento de Benalmádena (town hall)
At: Avda. Juan Luis Peralta, s/n. 29639 Benalmádena, Málaga
|Tel: 952 579 800
Fax: 952 579 893
|Oficina de Turismo (tourist office)
At: Avenida Antonio Machado 14, Benalmadena.
|Tel: 952 442 494
|Policía Local (municipal police)||Tel: 952 579 849|
|Bomberos (fire brigade)||Tel: 952 562 655|
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