The road which links Gaucin with Ronda affords the traveller an impressive view of the mountains covered in the green of cork oaks, gall oaks and chestnut trees, into which the white villages of the Genal Valley are set like jewels, with streets which still conjure up the magic of their Andalusi-Arabic past. However, the aforementioned busy thoroughfare does not offer a panorama of Benalauria, which is two kilometres from the the crossroads with the A-369 highway, but the traveller will find a detour to visit this most special enclave well worthwhile. As is the case with most of the villages in the Genal Valley, its steep streets serve to provide views of both the unusual urban structure of the village and a wide panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. Walking through the streets of Benalauria, we soon come to the square which is home to the 18th-century Town Hall, opposite which stands a collection of slender palm trees which are an unequivocal reminder of the village's Moorish past, and, moving a little further on, we find St. Domingo"s Parish Church, built in the 15th and 16th centuries.

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AIL (Agente de Innovación Local): Marisa López

Pharmacist: Enrique Castillo Pajares

Eugenio Márquez Villanueva is the Mayor of this attractive white village in the Genal Valley.

Cozy stone, lime and wood house. With space for two people, it has a living room with fireplace, dining room and kitchen on the first floor. The room and the bathroom, located in a beautiful attic, leads to a terrace from where you can enjoy…

This is a very easy – as well as technical – Via Ferrata as you will need to tackle two monkey bridges. It is the favourite route for beginners as it is a great combination of difficulty and easiness with astonishing views. Access On the…


Pepe Verdugo is a tourist guide based in the Serrania de Ronda pueblo blanco Benalauria. BenalauGuía is a Rural Tourism project that was born with the intention of offering visitors the possibility of getting closer to the daily life of a mountain…

On the slopes of the spectacular Genal Valley, nestled between rich chestnut forests and sun-kissed olive groves in the quaint white village of Benalauría, Málaga, Spain, Villa Sila welcomes couples and families seeking nature’s gifts. Choose…