Information about Benamargosa

Benamargosa is a lively village that stands at the heart of the Vélez-Málaga region and dates back to the 15th century to the time of the Moriscos, Moorish converts to Christianity. As you drive past Axarquia airport the scenery changes to a lush, tropical paradise, resplendently verdant with avocado and mango trees vying for attention between lemon and orange groves. The mostly dry river bed winds its way past Triana village until it comes to Benamargosa bridge, Puente de los Diez Ojos, so named because of the 10 arches or eyes. Usually dry the river bed is used as a road for the farmers who work the land on either side and the many residents who have houses dotted along it from Triana to Cútar. Most days you find goats, mules, donkeys and horses lazily passing along it. Just opposite the bridge are lovely gardens with an avenue of trees and flowers, a central fountain featuring 4 naked girls, a children’s play area and a municipal swimming pool with sunbathing area, child’s pool and cafeteria. The annual Fiesta del Campo erects a stage close to the bridge where performers entertain all night and visitors are offered Baticates, the local drink of avocado, cinnamon and a host of secret ingredients, followed later by an enormous paella with beer and wine.

Also in the lower part of the village is the Church of St. Mary of the Incarnation where baptisms took place as early as 1546. This church has an interesting piece of architecture where a huge archway joins the church to a neighbouring house.

As you walk onwards and upwards through the Benamargosa village there are several long straight streets and other more narrow ones that weave their way across. There is a lovely square where the old town hall used to be with a pretty fountain and some very old houses some of which have been beautifully renovated. Higher up are the gardens of San Sebastián with stone steps leading up and through a narrow passageway dividing two houses, you can rest in these gardens as the town hall have thoughtfully provided several benches.

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Properties in Benamargosa

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798293 AC076

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Country house situated in the heart of the Axarquia, very close to the village of Benamargosa

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 119 m²
  • Ref: AC076
325,000 € View more
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728525 AS3061

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3-bedroom villa with roof terrace, sea and mountain views, large very deep swimming pool in Benamargosa

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 158 m²
  • Ref: AS3061
248,000 € View more
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710421 AS3022

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194m1 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, very private semi detached house, situated on the main road leading from Benamargosa to Triana

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 194 m²
  • Ref: AS3022
199,950 € View more
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460156 460156

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Cortijo for sale in Benamargosa

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 156 m²
  • Ref: 460156
195,000 € View more
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780487 AC007

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Charming country house near Benamargosa.

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Built size: 180 m²
  • Ref: AC007
142,000 € View more
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752310 AS3100

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Opportunity to buy a large house in the popular hamlet of Salto Del Negro close to Benamargosa

  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Built size: 206 m²
  • Ref: AS3100
80,000 € View more
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