Benagalbon

photograph of BenagalbonIn Benagalbon, every corner tells a story, every alley invites you to explore. Here, life is savoured slowly, like the excellent wine of the region. And although progress has left its mark, Benagalbon has managed to maintain its essence, its authentic flavour, its Andalusian soul.

Discover its history, enjoy its gastronomy, participate in its festivals and let yourself be seduced by its charm. Continue reading to learn more about this destination.

History

Benagalbon, a village with a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Although no evidence of earlier settlements has been found, the presence of a Roman residential house from the 3rd century AD, although currently abandoned, is a testament to its antiquity.

The true flourishing of Benagalbon began with the Arabs, who cultivated vineyards and raisins, turning this small rural village into a prosperous community. The defensive tower, located 5.57 km from the coast, is a reminder of those times.

With the arrival of the reign of Carlos III, Benagalbon experienced significant development. The construction of the Bezmiliana fortress and the improvement of adjacent roads made it one of the most important urban centres in 1789.

The 20th century brought significant changes. The construction of the railway from Malaga to Velez-Malaga in 1906, with stations in La Cala del Moral, Rincon de la Victoria and Torre de Benagalbon, shifted commercial activities to the area of Rincon de la Victoria.

Walking through the streets of Benagalbon, you are not only exploring a place, but also travelling through time. From the ancient Roman house to the Bezmiliana fortress, each monument tells a part of its history. And although the railway no longer exists, the spirit of those times is still alive in Benagalbon.

So come and discover Benagalbon, a place where history comes to life.

Discover Benagalbon

Benagalbon, a hidden charm in the province of Malaga, is a tourist destination that will surprise you. With a rich history and impressive natural beauty, there is much to explore and discover.

Villa Antiopa

One of the most important treasures of Benagalbon is its ancient Roman house. This impressive villa from the 3rd century AD has 12 rooms and 3 lounges, adorned with 13 well-preserved mosaics and a statue of Bacchus. Although it is currently abandoned, there are plans to turn it into a museum, which will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the rich Roman history of the area.

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Bezmiliana Fortress

Built during the reign of Carlos III, the Bezmiliana fortress is a reminder of the significant development that Benagalbon experienced in the 18th century. Although the fortress is no longer in use, its imposing presence remains a landmark in the area.

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The Railway Line

Although the railway line from Malaga to Velez-Malaga no longer exists, its construction in 1906 marked a milestone in the history of Benagalbon, shifting commercial activities to the area of Rincon de la Victoria.

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Fair and Festivals

Benagalbon, known for its vibrant festivities, attracts visitors from all over. Here we present some of the most outstanding:

Benagalbon Fair

The Benagalbon Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year. This celebration takes place annually from the 1st to the 4th of February. During these days, the village is filled with colour and joy with a wide range of activities that include musical performances, children's activities, and a lunch for the elderly.

Patron Saint Festivals

The patron saint festivals in honour of Our Lady of Candelaria are another of the standout events of Benagalbon. The processions of the titulars, Our Lady of Candelaria and Saint Joseph, are celebrated on the 2nd and 4th of February, filling the streets of the village with devotion and fervour.

Other Festivals

In addition to the Fair and the Patron Saint Festivals, Benagalbon celebrates other festivities throughout the year that reflect the rich culture and traditions of the village. These include performances of verdiales, popular games such as the horse ribbons race, and exciting musical performances.

How to get to Benagalbon

Benagalbon, a charming village in the province of Malaga, is accessible by various means of transport. Although in the 20th century there was a train line from Malaga train station to Velez-Malaga, this is no longer in operation. However, there are several options available to get to Benagalbon:

Bus

Currently, the bus is the main public transport from Malaga to Benagalbon. There are several bus lines that serve the area:

  • M-261 Malaga-Benagalbon-Moclinejo
  • M-262 Malaga-Benagalbon-Almachar
  • M-361 Moclinejo-La Cala del Moral

Car

If you prefer comfort and flexibility, the most comfortable option is to travel by car. To get to Benagalbon, you will need to take the direction Rincon de la Victoria and follow the indications. If you need a vehicle, our car rental service at Malaga airport has competitive prices.

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