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Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena
(4.3/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • An exciting new castle built in 1987-94 as an homage to Christopher Columbus. Many fun and exciting details. Small and manageable, but anyway you can use 1-1 1/2 hour. Good guidance even in Danish, when the castle was the number and we got a leaflet handed out in which description was on. At the same time, there is a good view of Benalmádena.
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  • A surprise at the turn of a road, a magnificent Castle dedicated to Christophe Colomb. A stop is recommended to see this fantasy of stone and its history which is given to us on paper to follow the idea of the construction. Everything is outside, it is a gigantic monument pleasant to the eye. 2 euros or 1.50 (senior) not to be missed!
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  • All very nice entry for two euros Varat for everything you see inside that move you in a couple of hours entertained especially fast my hojo to the great step.
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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