Castillo de Colomares in Benalmadena is a unique place on the map of attractions of Costa del Sol. It is not really a castle, but a kind of a memorial created to honour Christopher Columbus and his achievements. It was built as a mix of architectural styles which dominated in medieval Spain. There, you will see interlacing fountains, gothic towers, Arab-inspired arches and various symbols relating to three coexisting cultures of medieval Spain: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The idea was born in an architect’s, Dr Esteban Martin’s mind and executed between 1987 and 1994.
This unique monument hides the world’s smallest shrine – its size is only 1,96 square metre. It is devoted to St Elizabeth of Hungary, a patroness of charity.
The whole thing makes a fabulous landscape. It is worth visiting it and learning the history hidden behind the richly ornamented façade of this strange castle.
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