Towards the north, outside the village, is the old Benadalid fortress or castle. According to some historians it is Roman in origin but others believe it is purely Arabic and that it dates from the thirteenth or fourteenth century. The fortress has a trapezoidal outline, and several cylindrical towers and an underground cistern are still preserved. The modern village’s cemetery is in the interior of the compound, following the common practice in some Andalusian localities of using ancient ruins as graveyards.
- Located in an urban area
- Inland area
How to get here
The two main routes to this village from the Costa del Sol start from the AP-7 expressway or the old N-340 highway. From either you can take the A-376 at San Pedro de Alcántara in the direction of Ronda, and before arriving at that city turning onto the A-369, which after passing through Atajate leads to Benadalid. You can also leave the AP-7 or the N-340 at Manilva, get onto the A-377 in the direction of Ronda, and arrive at Benadalid after passing through Gaucín and Algatocín.
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