Colomares Castle

The doctor whose dream was builiding a Castle. It is an impressive modern work built between 1987 and 1994 by Dr. Esteban Martin and two assistants

Colomares Castle -in-Benalmaden

The Colomares Castle is located in Benalmádena, Málaga province. It was the dream of Dr. Esteban, a surgeon who loved history and art and, at the end of last century, left the scalpel to build a monument to Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America.  For over 15 years, the Doctor was taken for a madman, so he had to fight just like a Quixote against the windmills. He devoted his fortune (he ended up almost ruined) to build this great monument.




The Doctor and two masons worked tirelessly for years building towers of over 30 meters, fountains, stone vessels and sculptures of unusual beauty in a mixture of various architectural styles such as romantic, Moorish, Gothic and Byzantine. It was certainly a gigantic task that only a person with a passion and an almost sickly and irreducible faith could accomplish. He had to ask for help the moment he ran out of money, but no one believed in him; he even wrote letters to the King of Spain asking for help but got no answer, which was something that the Doctor never understood.




It is totally worth visiting; for only € 2, you will enjoy this original artwork by walking among gardens, flowers and fountains. The views of the Mediterranean and its surroundings from the castle are outstanding. The castle is open from Sunday to Sunday and only costs € 2.-. It’s definitely a place worth paying a visit to.





Information about Colomares Castle

Adress: Finca la Carraca, Ctra. Costa del Sol, s/n,Benalmádena, Málaga
Telephone: 678034011
Timetable:Summer from 10.00 hs. till 13.30 hs. and from 17.00 hs. till 21.00 hs
Price: Adult: 2, € – Children 1.5.-€