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Buddist Temple

El Retamar, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 96 62
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On the main bus route to Mijas

It was closed when we first saw it so made a point of going back to see inside. It is a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maureen2808
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Chard, United Kingdom
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Well, I most certainly wouldn’t go to see just the temple, although the ruins behind it do add some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert A
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Spain
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El Retamar, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
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+34 952 56 96 62
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"stunning views"
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"across the road"
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"free entry"
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"donation"
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"meditation"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was closed when we first saw it so made a point of going back to see inside. It is a very restful place and gives you a lift.

Thank maureen2808
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, I most certainly wouldn’t go to see just the temple, although the ruins behind it do add some value. however, the view point just to the side of it is lovely looking across fuengirola bay. If you combine these two with the butterfly 🦋...More

Thank Robert A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning building with amazing views. Definitely worth a look around and its free! We walked into the local town afterwards and this took 15mins.

Thank melissa77_11
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The temple and butterfly farm are a must see if you like exploring. But, be respectful it is a beautiful temple for practising Buddhists - not a tourist gimmick. Peaceful views that should be shared. The butterfly farm will surprise top.

Thank John_Lamb_2010
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

If you are in the area, definitely stop by this lovely place. The views are outstanding, and they say if you walk around the building four times, it will bring you luck. Not sure how true that is, but hey, worth a shot :) They...More

1  Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Lovely building with an interesting history. Well worth a visit in addition to the Butterfly Park with some lovely views.

Thank VAR1948
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went to the Butterfly Park & then here but it was closed. They are closed on Monday so we chose today, Wednesday but they were already closed at 2pm. Spain doesn't cater to tourists. I guess that works for them but it is odd!...More

Thank Deirdre O
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

For us this was an unexpected site on the Costa del Sol. Worth a visit to view exterior and interior. Peaceful setting.

Thank 190832Anne
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Fantastic buildings and the views are extraordinary. Well worth a visit if you are in the area. Lovely and peaceful.

Thank horwich1
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Something about this place what makes you feel alive and understanding about the world we live in very calming make sure to walk around 3 times

Thank ralfsflooring
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Gordon C
5 March 2018|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you’ll be pleased.... I drive past there regularly in the high season and even then it’s no too busy.... Hope above helps?
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missholly
4 March 2018|
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Response from Bar1 | Reviewed this property |
I think the bus was number 121?
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Gemma W
4 February 2018|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Well, the monument as shown on the picture is accessible 24 hours a day, directly off the main road. Easy to get to. However, there are ruins behind it and the I believe are only open for set timings. Hope above helps?
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