Malaga, spain information, andalucia spain map, map of Andalucia, map of spain

Maps of Spain to help plan your holiday.
ADVERTISEMENT Costa del Sol Holidays

Benadalid information

This village is part of the trail of white villages of Andalusi Arabic origin which follows the road linking Gaucin with Ronda.
The traveller will be surprised to find the perfectly conserved remains of the former Arabic castle, the interior of which has been turned into a secluded cemetery, standing adjacent to the village. The village is becoming ever more important in the world of tourism, thanks both to its natural setting and the plastic beauty of its urban landscape. Benadalid offers the tourist the opportunity to get to know the cultural characteristics of the area’s villages. The Alambique Restaurant-Museum offers samples of all aspects of the region’s culinary customs.

Historical notes

Its name comes from the Berber tribe which settled in the area in the 8th-century, Banu Al Jalid. For many years it was the capital of a region called Ta Kurunna. The castle which stands beneath the village is clearly of Roman origin, as the Arabs made no alterations to it. For a time, it was in the hands of Omar Ben Hafsum, leader of the muladi - Christian convert to Islam - rebellion of the late 9th and early 10th centuries.

For 2 centuries, from 1286 to 1485, it was a border village between the Christian kingdom of Seville and the Nazari kingdom of Granada, due both to its strategic position and to the fact that it was part of a natural defensive barrier provided by the mountain range, fortified by towers and castles, which began on the Atlantic seaboard, near Vejer de la Frontera, and finished on the Mediterranean, close to Estepona. Benalid was conquered by the Marquis of Cadiz, on behalf of the Catholic Monarchs, in 1485.


Malaga province

Alameda information
Alcaucin information
Alhaurin de la Torre information
Alhaurin el Grande information
Almachar information
Alora information
Alozaina information
Alpaindeire information
Antequera information
Archez information
Archidona information
Ardales information
Arena information
Arriate information
Ataje information
Benagalbon information
Benahavis information
Benalauria information
Benadalid information
Benalmadena information
Benamargosa information
Benamocarra information
Benaojan information
Caleta de Velez information
Campillos information
Carratraca information
Cartama information
Casares information
El Chorro information

Colmenar information
Comares information
Competa information
Costa del Sol information
Estepona information
Fuengirola information
Gaucin information
Guaro information
Istan information
Iznate information
Jubrique information
La Axarquia information
Malaga information
Marbella information
Maro information
Mijas information
Monda information
Montejaque information
Nerja information
Ojen information
Periana information
Pizarra information
Puerto Banus information
Puerto Marina information
Ronda information
Torremolinos information
Torrox information
Velez Malaga information



All content © 2013 Spain-Map.com All Rights Reserved