On the west and top end of Benalmádena, we were surprised to come across this Buddha temple. It looks fairly new, but is easy to see from all directions with it's gold tower. On the side is a café and a small store that sells artefacts, and there is a restroom facility. The view from in front of the temple is worth the visit in itself, and a moment of quiet inside is healthy for anybody no matter what your belief.
According to the website below, the structure is called a Stupa, and is in fact "the largest Stupa in the western world". It was built by the Buddhist master from Himalayas, Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche.
On the way up into the old town , just beneath the church, is a small but spectacular garden with views out towards the port, the flowers there were brilliant as you can see the bourganvillia in the photograph, are to name just one flowers in that garden
This compact but fascinating collection comes mainly from Peru and Nicaragua, before Columbus's discovery of the New World. There are also local finds from the neolithic, Iberian and Roman ears. The museum also ats as a tourist office.
Open weekdays 10.00 - 14.00hrs and 16.00 - 19.00hrs Sat and Sun 10.00 - 14.00hrs Closed Monday.
The village is an award winner for being the prettiest in the province, and provides a welcome break from the coast. Its small church and surrounding gardens afford panoramic views of the countryside. Narrow back streets house a handful of craft shops, restaurants and the interesting archaeological museum.