The Stupa at Benalmadena is one of sixteen built in Europe and Russia. The spiritual temple symbolises Buddhism enlightenment. It is also the last and largest built by Lopon Tchechu Rinpoche. Inside the building is a gold statue above an alter. The temple offers free meditation lessons on Tuesday & Fridays at 6:00pm. The temple is free to walk around but there is a charge to go downstairs. There are some great views of the Costa del Sol from the outside of the building.
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By Car If entering the town from either Fuengirola or 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 There is no train service here but the tourist train from the Benalmadena marina has a service there. Click here for details.
Free to walk around the ground floor and outside area. 2 euro to go downstairs.
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am to 2:30pm then 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday 10:00 to 2:30pm then 3:30pm to 6:30pm
Av. de Retamar, s/n, 29631 Benalmádena, Málaga, Spain
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