Stupa of Enlightenment Benalmádena

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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Getting there

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.

More information


There is plenty of free parking around the Stupa and on Calle sierra de Mijas see below. (correct Nov2017)  Click here for general rules to street parking.

Prices & Opening times

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

There is wheelchair access around the Stupa but no access to the inside.

Phone  +34-662-907004

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Dogs are not permitted in the Stupa but can go in the grounds. 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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