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Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena

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Surprisingly, builders broke ground on Castillo de Colomares in 1987 and finished in 1994. Rather than a castle of antiquity, it is an homage to Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, and at 1,500 sq m (16,000 sq ft), the largest such monument. Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Mudéjar styles combine with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim influences in the architecture. Inside, explore educational exhibits about the discovery. Take a bus or taxi from the train station, as the steep walk up can be strenuous. Make Castillo de Colomares a centerpiece of your Benalmadena vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Benalmadena family vacation planner.
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  • Total unique-de facto it is a monument to Columbus, but effectively made in the form of a castle with walls, columns and carvings. And the spectacular views of the sea. Looks like a medieval monument, and was built between 1987-1994 by madmen-enthusiasts who in the world of strictly commercial decided to do something completely unusual. And they had a completely. At the box office (tickets fairly cheap) you can get a description of the Polish language. In conclusion-stay on the Costa del Sol is a must.
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  • It is a MUST visit, so unusual and exciting for all ages.It was built to celebrate Christopher Columbus and is in the form of a series of Follies.A little off the beaten track if you visit on foot but...  more »
  • What a sight it was amazing what has been done to achieve this spectacular visit attraction. I would never have believed if someone had told me but this has to be visited .If one has problems wonderin...  more »
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  • Stunning seaviews and beautiful modern castle. Mind siesta, the place is closed for a couple of hours starting from 1:30 pm.
  • The place is amazing and worth the visit. The view on the sea is great. It is not easy to find the castle due to lack of road signs. Parking is free.
  • Beautiful place. Friend of mine attended a wedding here too.
  • There was a beautiful view and it was a really nice place. I recommend it! ☺
  • Such a cute castle situated in a place offering great views