Benalup is located at the heart of the Janda region and crossed
by two rivers, the Barbate and the Celemin, which irrigate an area
of rich plains.
Casas Viejas was renamed Benalup de Sidonia, becoming simply Benalup
on its separation from Medina Sidonia in 1991.
The area acquired further historical importance in the Arab-Andausí
period with the appearance of a hamlet next to the castle of Ben
Alup (“son of the wolf” or “son of love”).
To the west stand a series of low hills topped by agricultural fields
and brushwood; the mountains which lie to the east belong to Los
Alcornocales Natural Park.
In the village you have to see: the Tajo de las Figuras caves and
Benalup Castle and Tower.