Situated at the bottom of the Benalmadena Pueblo is the beautiful Castillo Colomares.
It is historical tribute to Christopher Columbus. The buildings began in 1987 by Dr Stephen Martin and two fellow bricklayers. It toook 7 years to handcraft the entire castle from brick , stone and cement.
It’s has been designed as a ‘Unicum’ to tell the story of the discovery of America and also has the Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Mudejar styles all combined in this one beautiful monument.
The best way to blog about this monument is through pictures. Unless you’ve been or can see it you cannot appreciate it’s glory.
You are free to wander the site and take in all the areas and historiacal features it has to offer at your leisure. However you would probably only spend up to an hour here.
Cost of entry is minimal. 2€ per adult and 1.50€ for children over 8 years and OAP’s. Children under 8 go for free.
You are provided with a brief history on the monument and also a numbered description of each area.
There are no food and drink concessions here and this is probably why people don’t stay for very long. In the summer months the opening hours are limited so check the website before making your trip.