Perched on top of Monte Calamorro in Benalmádena is a Falconry and Conservation Centre where you can view some magnificent birds of prey and, weather permitting, watch one of the daily falconry exhibitions. Falconry possibly dates back to around 2,000 BC and UNESCO has inscribed falconry as a shared intangible heritage element of eleven countries.
It’s been a while, a couple of years, since I went up the mountain in the cable car (Teleférico) in Benalmádena, so a visit was long overdue. The Teleférico, inaugurated in 2000, takes you from Arroyo de la Miel to the summit of Monte Calamorro, around 800 metres above sea level.
The Enlightenment Stupa in Benalmádena, built on a panoramic platform overlooking the Costa del Sol, was inaugurated on October 5th, 2003, with the consecration ceremony conducted by the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche.
Benalmádena makes a great day out from Nerja – an hour by car or a couple by bus and train – with a lot of things to do and see when you are there: Butterfly Park, Cable Car, Birds of Prey centre, Selwo Marina, SeaLife and, for a stroll and relax, La Paloma Park (Parque de la Paloma).
The Teleférico cable car in Benalmádena, Costa del Sol, Spain, takes you to the summit of Monte Calamorro, 800 metres above sea level.
The town of Benalmádena, west of Málaga, also operates a Tourist Train.