Benalup Casas Viejas is a quaint white village located between the Barbate marshlands, the Sierras de Cadiz and Alcornocales national park. Historically an important agricultural town albeit its history dates back to prehistoric times evidenced by its famous cave paintings “Tajos de los figuras” and tombs found within the hilltop caves overlooking the beautiful Celamin lakes. The town was steeped in controversy back in the 1930’s when a group of 22 anarchists were brutally killed in an uprising against the what was then state rule.
More recently people choose to live, visit or holiday safely in and around Benalup Casas Viejas due to its warm Andalusian welcome and its characterful residents. There is a good selection of local restaurants, bars and shops to choose from where you are easily able to purchase good quality local food and produce at affordable prices.
Benalup Casas Viejas is a popular migratory route for large number of birds, the Griffin Vulture, Stork, Egret and occasionally Imperial Eagle soar over the countryside surrounding the town and lakes.
The Benalup Golf and Country club has recently reopened its doors after a periood of refurbishment under new ownership. The hotel boasts two new restaraunts, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a large spa/massage centre. In recent months the Celamin lake has teamed up with the Wakanalake organisation offering a large range of outdoor pursuits including Kayaking, climbing adventures and horse riding.
Population Benalup Casas Viejas 2016 - 7,003
Proximity to airports: Gibraltar 64 Km, Jerez de la Frontera 66 Km, Seville 148 Km, Malaga 173 Km