Information about Benaque

This small village is a hop, skip and a jump away from the larger village of Macharaviaya. There is even a 2 km walking track between the 2 villages called the Ruta de Salvador Rueda after the Hamlet´s most famous son, the poet who was born here on December 3rd 1857. If you have never heard of Salvador Rueda a visit to Benaque will quickly put that right! On entering the village the road is called Calle de Salvador Rueda, the school is called Colegio de Salvador Rueda, the bar is called Salvador Rueda and the house he was born in bears a plaque showing he was born there and outside stands a bronze bust with his face. This simple house of his birth is a fitting place for the self taught son of a labourer who himself called it a poor house.

To find Benaque turn off the autovia following signs for Macharaviaya, after 11 km just before the last turn on the road you can see the village in the distance, Benaque at an altitude of 240 metres a little higher up with the church standly proudly in its centre and then Macharaviaya two km below it.

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