Benamocarra is situated 33 kilometres from Málaga and just 9 kilometres from the coast, the closest beach being the naturist beach at Almayate. The town is of Arabic origin and its name derived from Banu Mukarram which means The Tribe of Mukarram who were quite possibly Berbers. Benamocarra was conquered by Ferdinand the Catholic after the capture of Vélez-Málaga in 1487 and the following years proved to be an uneasy time for both Christians and Moslems. After the expulsion of the Moriscos (the Muslim converts to Christianity) in the latter part of the 16th century Christians returned to the town from Antequera, Estepa, Puente Genil and other locations.

The lovely Gothic style church of Santa Ana which was built in the 16th century has a Mudejar tower and is quite majestic inside with its high wooden beamed ceiling and the streets surrounding it are typical of the area, narrow, steep, white washed and full of plant pots brimming with colourful flowers and plants. All the usual facilities are provided with many shops hidden away in houses, banks, hairdressers, bars, restaurants and a health centre. The village square has been changed recently and the once beautiful fountain which was in the middle of the roundabout has been dismantled and there is now a more modern water feature with a statue and the road has been blocked on one side to provide a pedestrian area.

There are many foreigners living in and around this lively village and as I stopped to take a photo in a typical Spanish square an english voice said I´ll just get out of your way! The locals are extremely friendly and welcome us guirri´s into their towns and their homes.

Benamocarra boasts a Music and Culture Festival with free food and drink to tempt locals and strangers alike and the streets are full of performers playing different types of music from traditional, with groups dressed in medieval costume to popular and jazz and even classical being played in the church. Its certainly a treat for all the senses and a festival that should not be missed. There is another famous festival where the younger members of the community dress up as witches and goblins and in the springtime the annual Romeria where all the townsfolk suddenly appear to have acquired a horse and they all show off their riding skills, the men dressed in typical Spanish equestrian outfits with tight black pants and fresh white shirts and waistcoats topped off by a large black hat, quite often sitting behind them is the girl of their choice sporting a poker dotted frilly Spanish dress. You don´t often see a Spanish female riding astride in trousers, this is reserved for the foreign jinete´s who not only ride alongside the men but even enter the equestrian competitions sometimes even winning a prize! Olé!

Properties for sale in Benamocarra, Spain

Found: 7 Properties

    768399 AD089 view shortlist (0)
    Bed & Breakfast : Benamocarra

    395,000 €

    Individually furnished 7-apartment hideaway in the beautiful country area near Vélez-Málaga. Each apartment has well-equipped kitchenette, private bathroom

    • Reference: AD089
    • Bedrooms: 7
    • Built size: 144 m²
    • Plot size: 1700 m²
    782248 AC029 view shortlist (0)
    Village/town house : Benamocarra

    199,900 €

    Spacious house of 232 mts in excellent condition located in Benamocarra. The house is distributed in 5 floors. Basement of about 55 mts with games room

    • Reference: AC029
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 232 m²
    • Plot size: 54 m²
    744992 744992 view shortlist (0)
    Country Home : Benamocarra

    199,000 €

    Very nice country house 81 m2, plot 2.646 m2, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 cloak room, fitted kitchen, furnished, own pool, large porch, 1 guest house on

    • Reference: 744992
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 100 m²
    • Plot size: 2646 m²
    641642 As2775 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Benamocarra

    175,000 €

    Spacious 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 122m2 townhouse located in a popular square in Benomacarra. The property comprises large lounge open plan to

    • Reference: As2775
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 122 m²
    • Plot size: 122 m²
    754734 AD043 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Benamocarra

    149,900 €

    Immaculate, 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath townhouse with ample outside space of 4 terraces and a Juliet balcony! This well maintained property was renovated in

    • Reference: AD043
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 111 m²
    • Plot size: 150 m²
    764944 AD068 view shortlist (0)
    Townhouse : Benamocarra

    79,900 €

    Charming 3/4 bedroom 2 bathroom rustic townhouse with small garden, patio, and roof terrace close to the centre of Benamocarra. Located in a quiet pedestrian

    • Reference: AD068
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Built size: 75 m²
    • Plot size: 102 m²
    645119 AS2784 view shortlist (0)
    Apartment : Benamocarra

    75,000 €

    Lovely 74 m2, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment available in the popular village of Benamocarra. Property comprises fully fitted kitchen, large entrance

    • Reference: AS2784
    • Bedrooms: 2
    • Built size: 74 m²
    • Plot size: 0 m²
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