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Montemayor Castle Benahavis

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Montemayor Castle – Benahavis

The Montemayor Castle is located 579 meters above sea and overlooks many of the farmhouses and territories that belonged to the medina of Marbella at the time. The castle, wich srrendered in 1485, played an important role in the defense of the coast when piracy and invasion by the Christian monarchs were commonplace.

Legend has it that the castle was home to an Arab king after whom the current Benahavís was called.


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