Castillo de Colomares, Benalmadena

4.3
#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Benalmadena
Surprisingly, builders broke ground on Castillo de Colomares in 1987 and finished in 1994. Rather than a castle of antiquity, it is an homage to Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the New World, and at 1,500 sq m (16,000 sq ft), the largest such monument. Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Mudéjar styles combine with Christian, Jewish, and Muslim influences in the architecture. Inside, explore educational exhibits about the discovery. Take a bus or taxi from the train station, as the steep walk up can be strenuous. Use our Benalmadena trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Castillo de Colomares and other attractions in Benalmadena.
Create an itinerary including Castillo de Colomares
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Castillo de Colomares Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,028 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful construction in an environment with wonderful views of the sea, ideal to do something different and make some beautiful photos
    View original
  • Found this by accident and glad we did. An interesting little folly dedicated to Christopher Columbus. Amazing views and a great way to spend an hour following the trail around this quirky building  more »
Google
  • amazing place, worth visiting, cool designed and made, one part was closed probably the most attractive, beautiful view of the waterfront. no store, just what they have with drinks, toilet very modest lack of closures, cleanliness gives a lot to think about. garden care great. we were with the family so we had to please everyone, the service was very nice.
  • Smaller in real life than it looks in a photo. Beautiful building and links to history were great. Reasonable price, just €2.50 pp. The gent on the counter was fluent in any languages as he asked people where they were from and spoke in there younger #impressed. However got a little stumped when we saucer were from Wales! 😂 most parts of the building were open but main castle was closed and when asked he said that part of the castle is never open! Easy to walk to but you have to follow your visual clues as I didn't see many signs posted. Worth a visit but don't expect to be there all day... or half a day...or a quarter of a day!
Places to stay near Castillo de Colomares

Plan your trip to Benalmadena

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Benalmadena

View all >
4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Benalmadena

4.8
Duration: 4​h
4.2
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 4​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Benalmadena

4.3
Duration: 1​h
3.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
2.4
Duration: 8​h
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Benalmadena

4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 3​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Beaches in Benalmadena

4.3
Duration: 4​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Benalmadena

4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min