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Buddist Temple

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

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Excellent views lovely building

Stunning views down over the coast and up to the mountains - lovely white building with gold spire - interesting gold Buddha on the inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nowt worth seeing here, one big room, some lass sitting on the floor playing with rice, no information on what's going on,save yourself the effort of going, picking the fluff out of your belly button will be more interesting.

Thank Whitley1962
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is the biggest stupa in Europe. Located in amazing mountains overlooking the sea and Costa del Sol. Nice place to check out. Not much to do there though

Thank Marta B
Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stunning views down over the coast and up to the mountains - lovely white building with gold spire - interesting gold Buddha on the inside.

Thank ExeterUKMagoo
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Temple is a beautiful building a Real Must visit, well worth it, also the views are amazing for the temple

Thank brianthompson3001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 8 November 2016 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 

Thank Alan C

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