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Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 500+ 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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  • We loved it, worth seeing. A masterpiece of a doctor who once dreamed of a work that honored our greatest discoverer! Curious and meticulous. A building unique in its kind. Also has a Guiness!
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  • We visited this folly in the hills around Benalmadena . Extremely unusual building but stilll quite romantic. 
  • We drove well out of our intended route to visit this most amazing art environment. It was certainly worth the diversion. The 2 Euro ticket cost was laughable...worth 10E or more just to see the beaut...  read more »
  • 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.
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  • Interesting architecture, unfortunately I couldn't go inside because they close for siesta! afternoon they open after 5pm so watch out for the time if you plan to visit
  • Very interesting architecture and nice garden. Interesting place.
  • Was here in 2006. Parts of one of the ships sailed by columbus built into the castle. Nice place to visit.
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