Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena

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Castillo de Colomares was built between 1987 and 1994 as a tribute to Christopher Colombus. It is not really a castle but is still worth a look around.  Castillo de Colomares is a curiosity that stands out. It can be seen from the church gardens in Benalmadena Pueblo and looking down on the building is amazing. The folly has been built with beautiful gardens surrounding it. The design and intricate stonework is fantastic and its hard to beleive that it was designed by a doctor and built by two local builders in there spare time. The views from the castle are stunning like most of the views from the hills and mountains in the area. It is a fitting tribute to  Christopher Colombus.

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Getting there

By Car If entering the town from  Fuengirola Take the Ctra Costa del sol. From Torromolinos use the N340 and pick up the A368 if entering from the Marbella side (west) then use the A7 exit 217 onto the A368  then click & go to the nearest car park.


By Bus The best place to exit the bus is outside Benalmadena Pueblo. The best option from Malaga, Torremolinos and Benalmadena is the M112 For bus schedules click here. To monitor your progress on the bus use click & go by going to Benalmadena Pueblo then click on the icon on the map.  This will help you to get off at the right bus stop.


By Train The nearest train station is Torremuelle. It  is on the malaga Fuengirola train line, so If travelling from Malaga, Fuengirola or Torremolinos train is best option click here for more details. But its a good walk from the station.

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There is limited free parking outside the castle but it does not get that over crowded. For directions click on the red icon on the map below. 

Prices & Opening hours

 2 euro's Adults 1, 30 for children



Opening times
Winter: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 6pm
Autumn and Spring: 10 am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
Summer: 10am to 2pm and 5pm to 9pm




Finca la Carraca, Ctra. Costa del Sol, s/n, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain


There is access on and around the site but no access into the buildings.

Click here to Call +34-952-448821

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Castillo de Colomares is dog friendly but Benalmadena has a local law that requires the owner to wash the area where the dog has urinated with a soapy water or vinegar water mix. This law was introduced in 2018. So wash the wee and scoop the poop.

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