Benalúa de las Villas

The town is situated at 828 meters above sealevel and has 1163 inhabitants (2014). The name comes from the Arabic word BEN = son of Alúa which means son of Ala. On the hill Cántaro the found reamins of the Iberic period. Also remains of the Romans where found in this town. In the Arabic time it was a strategic town because it was on the border of Granada and Jaen. 

Points of Interest in Benalúa de las Villas


  • Hill Cántaro (rest of mills and farming tools of Iberian time);
  • Iglesia Parroquial de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación.


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View on Benalúa de las Villas

Festivities in Benalúa de las Villas


  • The fiesta traditional is celebrated the last week of July in honor of San Sebastian.

Basic Information Benalúa de las Villas

Benalúa de las Villas (37°25′54″N 3°40′57″O)

Altitude: 828 meters

Population: 1163 inhabitants (2014)



Distance to Granada: 54 km

Distance to the beach: 117 km (Motril)

Distance to Airport Malaga: 169 km

Distance to Airport Granada: 56 km


Touristic level: low - medium - high

Authentic level: low -  medium high


  • Supermarkets: yes
  • Banks: yes
  • Restaurants: yes
  • Bars: yes

Location Benalúa de las Villas

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