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The building is the work of Dr. Stephen Martin and Martin Malaga and two masons, and mixture of different architectural influences stilos as Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish Spain that marked culturally


The building is the work of Dr. Stephen Martin and Martin Malaga and two masons, and mixing influences from different architectural styles such as the Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic and Moorish Spain that marked culturally. The materials used are brick, concrete, natural stone and wood among others; besides the windows inside. The plant Colomares Castle, the main element of the monument, is 1,500 square feet, making it the largest monument to Cristobal Colon. The interior of the building houses the smallest chapel in the world (1.96 square meters) dedicated to St. Elizabeth of Hungary, only the chapel open for weddings and can not climb to the top of the hood for safety imposed by the Junta de Andalucía, is also home to an empty mausoleum in hopes that someday there to rest the remains of Columbus.

Thanks to his knowledge of art, history and architecture Dr. Martin could mold this work at will conviertiéndola a "unique example" by the way stonily narrate the Discovery of America.

This castle is a monument situated in Pueblo Benalmadena, on the Costa del Sol, with its stone narrating the exploits of the discovery of a new world, so-called America. It was Cristobal Colon, who with his great faith, the Catholic Monarchs presented his plan to travel to the west to reach the Indies. That was his dream.

The monument presents various elements of the symbology of the Catholic Kings, of the three cultures in medieval Spain (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) and other elements of the voyage of Columbus. Note the presence of a Chinese pagoda symbolizing the original idea of Columbus reached the shores of Asia.

The entrance fee is 2 1.30 adults and children, pensioners and groups of over 25 people. Open every day, including Sundays. In winter from 10:00 hours to 14:00 hours and from 16:00 hours to 18:00 hours. In spring and autumn from 10:00 hours to 14:00 hours and from 16:00 hours to 19:00 hours. And in summer from 10:00 hours to 14:00 hours and from 17:00 hours to 21:00 hours.


Carretera del Sol (El Viñazo)
29639 Benalmádena Pueblo
Teléfonos :952448821 - 666467987

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WEB: http://www.castillomonumentocolomares.com/

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