Benadalid Village Town Malaga


Benadalid white town in the Genal Valley has become a rural tourism area highlighting its peculiar castle.

Where is Benadalid located

Benadalid is located 139km from Malaga capital with a population of 215 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 20km square.

Origin of the name Benadalid

The origin of the name Benadalid comes from the Berber tribe in the 8th century called “Al Khalid de Banu” who settled in the region.

Denonym of the people of Benadalid

The inhabitants are called “benalizo or benaliza“.

Monuments and places of interest in Benadalid

  • Castle of Benadalid: Located on the outskirts of the village with direct access from the A-369 road. The castle already appears in documentation dating from the year 1286 although there are studies that doubt its year of construction. It is a peculiar castle with a square plan with circular towers in three of its four corners. The construction of the walls are masonry worked with lime mortar. In 1572 the Castle passed into the hands of the Duke of Medinacelli, who gave the property to the City Council for use as a cemetery.Castillo de Benadalid Malaga
  • Church of San Isidro: Located in the Bení Al Jali square. The temple was built in 1505, but undergoes multiple modifications from the 18th century to how we know the church today. The bell tower clock was donated by the city council in 1954.Iglesia de San Isidro Benadalid Malaga
  • Fuente de la Ermita: The fountain is located at the entrance of the town near the Castle on the path of the old hermitage that was destroyed during the French invasion between 1808-1814, the artisan fountain stands out for its typical colorful tiles from Malaga.fuente de la ermita Benadalid
  • Plaza Nueva SquarePlaza Nueva Benadalid Malaga

Donde comer en Benadalid

  • Restaurante Los Labraos: Located 500 meters from the village on the A-369 road. A typical Malaga country restaurant with easy parking. Menu and homemade portions for a good price-quality ratio. We emphasize the friendliness of the staff, the decoration with old agricultural tools and that the place is a closed space in case you go to eat with children.Restaurante los Labraos Benadalid Malaga


For more information about Benadalid Pueblo: visit the City Council page