Between the solid mass of limestone of the Sierra de Libar and the River Guadiaro stands Benaojan, which still retains the essence of the Arab-designed villages with their narrow streets and whitewashed houses. Nuestra Señora del Rosario Church is its most noteworthy building, and the cured pork sausage industry which has made Benaojan deservedly famous is clearly in evidence. Just seven kilometres from the village, on the slopes of the Sierra de Libar, stands La Pileta Cave, considered to be the finest example of Andalusian cave art.

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The Cueva de la Pileta (Cave of the Pool in English) is in the province of Málaga (Spain) has cave paintings and was discovered in 1905. The cave had been discovered by a Spanish farmer called José Bullón in 1905 who was looking for bat guano around…

Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas is a charmingly restored flour mill located just outside the popular village of Benaojan on the banks of the river Guadiaro near Ronda, Malaga, Spain. It has recently been converted into a comfortable country hotel with a…

Asador el Muelle is a family-owned and operated restaurant. The restaurant is a converted Spanish railway warehouse and the terrace is the old “Muelle” or loading bay next to the railway station. Their ingredients are locally sourced…

AIL (Agente de Innovación Local): Víctor Hoces

Pharmacist: Manuel Gálvez Humanes

Molino del Santo is a beautiful rural boutique hotel tucked away by a mountain stream near Ronda. Family-owned, it has been owned and managed by Andy Chapell and Pauline Elkin since its beginnings in 1987. Molino has won many awards over the years…

Crystal-clear and exceptionally cold water rushes out of the mountainside and into a natural lagoon. A fantastic spot for a picnic and/or to cool off after a morning’s sightseeing in the Serrania Ronda. Take the road from Ronda to Benaoján and look…

The Mayoress of this village is Soraya García Mesa. Benaoján is located in the Grazalema Natural Park.

The Guardia Civil  is the oldest law enforcement agency in Spain. It is organised as a military force charged with police duties under the authority of both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence. As part of its daily duties, the…