Benagalbon is a village with the typical atmosphere of Axarquia Costa del Sol
Benagalbon was an important white village in Axarquia until 1950. With the arrival of the train, the population moved to the coast and Rincon de la Victoria became the main town.
Finally, the village was able to preserve its customs and its village atmosphere, and the feeling of good life that one feels while walking there.
The pics are at the bottom of the article.
The first inhabitants of Benagalbon
The first inhabitant was the Neanderthal, who lived in the caves around. From this period, it is in Rincon de la Victoria that we found remains, in the fabulous cave of the treasure ( cueva del tesoro )
Then, it was the Phoenicians who established themselves, followed by the Phocaeans and then the Moors under the period of Al-Andalus.
During these periods the village will develop the culture of the vine and silkworms, and will be an important center of production of wine and silk.
The origin of the name Benagalbon
Under Al-Andalus, a Berber tribe settled here, and gave its name to the village, the Galb-un tribe. After the reconquest the names of the villages were Hispanized.
Not far away, there is another village founded by another Berber tribe: Benamocarra.
Benagalbon and the verdiales
Each year Benagalbon organizes a verdiales festival with a very famous Verdiales panda in the province of Malaga. A colorful show, which brings the ancestral traditions of this land to life.
What to see in Benagalbon?
- walking in this flowered village is a must to feel the peaceful atmosphere that reigns there
- stop for a drink in the alley leading up to the church
- see Christ hanging in the church. The representation of Christ in this church is unique in my opinion. (Thanks to MundoPerfecto for the photo)
A local guide offers a half-day tour of this village and the neighbouring village of Macharaviaya. A dive into the history and the typical and authentic Andalucia :
What to do in Benagalbon ?
- Feria de Benagalbon, end of January and beginning of February
- Cultural week, end of April and beginning of May
In this link: find the 50 activities and experiences around Benagalbon
Below you will find some examples of activities to do during your stay. Just click on one of the activities shown in the photo to find out more:
Useful link : prepare your trip to authentic Andalucia
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