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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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  • This beautiful original castle in summer built by an architect of talent in honor of Christopher Columbus in front of a magnificent view on the Mediterranean Sea. It costs only 2euros to visit and that's all. This activity is a must.
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  • This place is magical, truly magical. We saw it from our villa in Torremuelle and decided to pay a visit and boy am i glad i did. You can walk if you like a hike or get the 121 bus from Arroyo to Bena...  more »
  • The castle we loved, very well preserved with many detalles.muy very nice and very cheap tickets
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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