One of the most magical places in Benalmádena is the Castillo de Colomares, ready to see its exterior for anyone who wants to be impressed by this gigantic architectural work.
It is no secret that one of the greatest attractions of a country is in its monumental treasures. Going to a place with the aim of appreciating a beautiful enclave is, without a doubt, a luxury. And one of these enclaves so requested, especially in Spain, when traveling are the castles and fortresses.
Benalmádena is one of those places that houses one of these architectural gems that Spain can boast of having. In the province of Malaga, specifically in the Finca de la Carraca (Costa del Sol), this neo-Romanesque/neo-Byzantine/neo-Mudejar structure made of brick, stone and cement stands immense. We are talking about the Colomares Castle and its great aesthetic appeal.
history and construction
Despite not having been built in much earlier centuries, but rather in the 20th century, it is still a historical wonder to visit because it was built with the aim of paying homage to Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America. This has been reported on the castle’s website, which ensures that there are many representations of Columbus’ voyages in this castle, in addition to paying homage to the Catholic Monarchs who made the discovery possible.
The official website also tells how the construction was carried out from 1987 to 1994: the first thing that stands out is the participation of Esteban Martín Martín in it, since his knowledge of art, history and architecture made possible the construction of this wonder that today we can visit if we travel to the southern part of the country.
What to see and what to do during your visit
Going through this place is, without a doubt, an unforgettable experience, since you will not only be able to enjoy incredible exteriors, but the monument also offers many assemblies, conferences, book presentations, medieval markets, theaters, concerts, dances and cultural gatherings.
In addition to the structure of the castle itself, do not forget to visit some other enclaves that you cannot miss, such as the Fuente de la Culebra, the Casa de Aragón, Fuente de los Novios, Aljibe del Castillo…
Shcedules and prices
According to the official website of the Castillo de Colomares, the summer visiting hours are from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. same autumn.
The rates, on the other hand, for adults are 3 euros and for children and pensioners 2 euros.