Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)

Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)

Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)
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Wander Benalmadena’s winding cobbled streets, with its groves, white-washed houses, and traditional architecture. Start the day at central Plaza de Espana, browsing local crafts and sampling tapas and wine as you go. There’s a lift handy for commuting between the lower and upper levels. Visit the church and Buddhist temple, and don’t miss El Muro Gardens, where you can take in the panoramic views of the village and the surrounding area. Benalmadena comes alive during festivals and cultural events held throughout the year, and they are a great way to experience the village. If you’re not one for crowds, visit in the spring or autumn. – Tripadvisor
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  • KerryCouple
    Tralee, Ireland79 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Place, hard to find your way around.
    Nice place, not much to see. hard to find your way around. Don't bother with the columbus monument, it looks like its is sand castled made my 10 year olds for a school project. Waste of time and money.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2023
  • bobbymWirral
    200 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but very pretty
    Easy to get to by bus from the coast a lot cooler, and great to stay for a night or two. Quite a small village, with friendly bars to eat at. Wander into la Fonda hotel whist there, and try to get out without wanting to stay, its beautiful and not expensive for what it is.
    Visited March 2023
    Written May 7, 2023
  • AttitudeAdjuster
    Gillingham, United Kingdom1,024 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real Spanish experience and one I can't wait to repeat
    I'm so pleased I found Benalmadena Pueblo. I badly needed a break with some nice weather (which Spain could provide) but dreaded the idea of a 'costa' type holiday. I just wanted to relax in nice surroundings, enjoying local food and drink. I certainly got lucky here. From my beautiful hotel (Hotel Pueblo) I could potter around the beautiful white-washed, cobbled streets, taking in stunning views and stopping for various refreshments at many fabulous eateries. The language you hear is predominently Spanish and I absolutely loved my 5 days. I cannot wait to come back and there are lots more restaurants for me to try!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Judith Charmers 123
    Greater London, United Kingdom192 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely quiet place.
    We did a walking tour around the Pueblo and its very nice. its a lot quieter than Mijas Pueblo, with a lot less residents, bars, restaurants and shops. The church is beautiful and well worth a visit. The view from the top is excellent. You can easily get the bus there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Maxine & Paul
    85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Pueblo
    Gorgeous Pueblo with traditional Spanish charm and away from the hustle and bustle. Our second visit here and we still found different narrow and beautiful streets to explore. Great little bars and restaurants and a good bus service. People also very friendly and great prices for food and drinks. Will return again
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 21, 2023
  • NeilandYvonne
    Blackpool, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must day out from your holiday.
    Worth a day of your holiday to visit this beautiful old town. Lovely white washed lined lanes. Plenty of restaurants and bars but do not detract from the quaintness of the town. Recommend the Bull Dog bar (British) and a fantastic open air Spanish restaurant down the steps behind the church - La Cupula Lounge
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 3, 2023
  • PA147
    Gateshead, United Kingdom139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recommend a visit
    Pretty area. Typical Spanish pueblo - quaint shops, narrow street. Lots of nice restaurants and several attractions close by. Easy to lose yourself for an afternoon wandering around and enjoying the chill vibe.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 19, 2023
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Tugger49
Ashton-under-Lyne, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Benalmadena Pueblo (Old town) is very quaint and beautiful. A little hilly but not too much. Easy to get to on the bus one euro 70 cents for any bus journey, make sure you have your mask otherwise you will not be allowed on the bus.

Lovely tapas bar called El Muro at the top of the village, served from 12.30p.m. Not a lot of shops open in the morning, probably best getting there around noon.
Written June 12, 2022
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hotroni
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
What a wonderful place for shopping and its got its own little style not flash like Marbella or Puerto Banus, but much more laid back.
Some great little bars and restaurants and the port is lively and fun some nice boats in their, and much more friendly. The style of the place is more Moroccan (nth African) in my opinion and this adds to the ambience
Written February 23, 2020
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Michael M
Oldbury, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Went by 103 bus from my hotel in Benalmadena to the old town and ended up walking there most the way because I got off at the wrong stop not the buses fault but mine, being an avid walker though even though its up hill all the way I was really glad I did walk it because you get to see more sights than you would on a packed bus. Such a lovely little town with all white buildings with many shops and restaurants and nice walks between the houses. I got the bus back which was easier to know my stop and at 1 euro 55 cents was a cheap fare. If your in Benalmadena new town you should definitely visit here.
Written June 22, 2022
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Baggies4ever
Salisbury, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is an easy Restaurant to miss as it is tucked up a corner of a large open air square , and swamped by a much larger " pile it high , sell it cheap" Spanish Restaurant. However I would strongly recommend you visit The Fountain if you are in the area. A lovely English family run this place and provide terrific Spanish Tapas ( plus other main courses if required ). The variety and quality of the food is of the highest standards , the wines similarly , the prices are very reasonable and all this topped off with excellent friendly service. Highly recommended.
Written September 21, 2022
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Dave Poppins
Hindley, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stumbled on the pueblo, on a rainy day.A good walk from our apartment near the beach, but well worth it.
A beautiful small town, some excellent restaurants, and the biggest surprise the Castillo de Colomares , a wonderful little folly that you can walk round for a couple of euros entrance fee, a really quirky attraction that most visitors to the coast will never see, there’s also a Buddhist temple to visit, FOC even better. A great day away from the usual beach type jollie.
Written October 6, 2020
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Brian H
Mexborough, UK122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We visited the old town as part of a day trip out and were really surprised by the beauty of the whole area.

There are many dining opportunities and we had a tapas based lunch offer with drink plus sweets sat in one of the quaint streets.

This is a beautiful area to spend time in with excellent views of the coast below.
Written February 19, 2020
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Herlaping
Leatherhead, UK278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Lovely place to wander around, interesting buildings and views. The lift from below is free and saves anyone unable to make the climb. Having said that, the climb is pretty easy. This place is exactly like a stereotypical white Spanish village. There are good places to eat or just grab a long coffee and some interesting shops. Shame the church was closed
Written October 21, 2020
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Deborah
Colchester, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This is a lovely Spanish village a little way from the coast (about 1.5 miles by the quickest route), but it is so different. Quiet and peaceful with just the right amount of bars and restaurants offering food and drinks in all price ranges. There are also some lovely views from the village down to the coast and Fuengirola, lots of traditional squares and a very pretty church.
Written October 5, 2020
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Belfasttravelguy
Belfast, UK1,760 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
We took a taxi up here from the centre of Benalmadena. It was nice to visit for the afternoon and take a walk around the streets, visiting various shops and restaurants. It was a quiet time of year so a lot of places were closed but in many ways it was much to be able to walk around without any crowds. You can get good views of the coast and Benalmadena.
Written December 28, 2021
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PHILIP T
Tamworth, UK46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
This beautiful village high in the hills is full of history. There are excellent bar and restaurant facilities including delicious churros and coffee. It is hilly though and quite a walk from the free car park. Well worth the effort though . Plenty of shops to browse and each time we visited we saw a wedding at the town hall
Written August 4, 2020
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