Benamargosa

Benamargosa a white village wich is a privileged area of the Axarquía for its tropical fruits that influences its gastronomy.

Where is Benamargosa located

Benamargosa is located 49km from Malaga capital with a population of 1.514 inhabitants. The municipal term has a dimension of almost 12,12km square.

The origin of the name Benamargosa

Until now it has not been possible to find out its meaning, the prefix <Ben> or <Bena> means lineage, family or population of the founder.

Denonym of the people of Benamargosa

The inhabitants are called “benamargoseño or benamargoseña”, or also “mangurrino or mangurrina”.

Monuments and places of interest in Benamargosa

  • Church of Encarnación: Built in the 16th century on an old mosque. Formed by three naves and an octagonal tower. The church located in the lower part of the town is the oldest building in the town. Below the church there is a crypt from the time when the temple was built.
  • Arcos de la Huerta
  • El puente de los diez ojos: “Bridge of the ten eyes”, a bridge built over the Benamargosa river that was of great importance to expand the town and its subtropical fruit agriculture.
  • Hermitage of the cementery
  • Hermitage of San Sebastian

Gastronomy of Benamargosa

Baticate: A refreshing milkshae based on avocados with cinnamon. (See recipe)

For more information about Benamargosa Village: visit the City Council page