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Buddist Temple

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Address: El Retamar, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
Phone Number: +34 952 56 96 62

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What a wonderful view

This is one of the best places to visit in the Benalmadena area. On a sunny clear day you can see all the way to Gibraltar in south. This Buddhist temple is wonderful inside with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Moss Municipality, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Couldn't get inside but looked nice from outside, and good views as up the mountain. Good on a sunny day

Thank Greymars M
Rhoose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to the temple after visiting the nearby follies. It is very calming and facinating. came away very frelaxed People there were helpfull and interesting.

Thank Clive B
Moss Municipality, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places to visit in the Benalmadena area. On a sunny clear day you can see all the way to Gibraltar in south. This Buddhist temple is wonderful inside with a lot paintings.

Thank 731ingeh
Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove past this place so many times. Was finally able to stop and visit. Very Beautiful place. There is someone there to answer any questions you may have.

Thank johnrQ7593OJ
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Famous Tibetan teacher persuaded the Mayor of Benalmadena, who provided the land, to erect this monument in 2003, the highest stupa in the West. Not sure there are many Buddhists of the Nepalese school in Benalmadena to make merit here but anyway it's supposed to signify peace and prosperity. Apparently he built sixteen other stupas in Europe to spread the... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't really understand the fascination of the Buddhist temple as it does not seem to have anything to do with Spain but the location is really good. Amazing views of Fungerola and fantastic for photography also next to the butterfly park. There are buses which run on the road above the temple so should be able to visit without using... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

different type of atraction. a lovely beautiful, peaceful setting. behind the hustle and bustle of the tourist trail

Thank briscoeb70
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Nice to visit for short time, pretty views outside. Small gift shop hut but was shut, situated opposite the butterfly park. We spent a short time here. You can go inside and it is a square room with pretty walls and statues

Thank Anna G
N. Wales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you are not a Buddhist, I think this place still has an aura of peace & tranquility, far from the madness which is Benalmadena. Not easy to reach, though!.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A pleasant experience, talking to guide on Buddhism and what the decoration depicts. recommend you take time to drink it all in and contemplate

Thank SparkLeicestershire

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