The building is the work of Esteban Martín y Martín and two bricklayers from Malaga, and mixes influences from different architectural styles such as neo-Byzantine, neo-Romanesque, neo-Gothic and neo-Mudejar that have left a cultural mark on Spain. The materials used are brick, concrete, natural stone and wood among others; in addition to the stained glass windows in the interior.
The monument presents various elements ofthesymbolism of the Catholic Kings,the three cultures present in medieval Spain (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) and other elements of Columbus' voyage.It is worth noting the presence of a Chinese pagoda that symbolizes Columbus' original idea of reaching the coasts of Asia.
If you visit Benalmadena, it´s also interesting have a meal at Puerto Marina, visit Selwo Marina or the cable car to Calamorro mountain.
The cemetery of Casabermeja is one of the most peculiar in Andalusia. It was built in the 18th century and has been declared a Cultural Heritage of Special Interest by the Andalusian government since 2006. Due to the architectural form of the niches, which are divided into three parts: At the bottom (door for the storage of the dead), in the middle (gravestone) and at the top (front with architectural decorations), many visitors have thought that the dead are buried standing up in Casabermeja.
in a unique and original cemetery, which is worth a visit. Declared a Historic-Artistic Monument by the Junta de Andalucía, it is a small city of the dead, made up of a group of original pantheons, burial mounds and battlements, built according to the basic rules of popular architecture. In 1980 it was therefore declared a National Monument.
Due to the architectural shape of the niches, which are divided into three parts: At the bottom (door for the storage of the deceased), in the middle (gravestone) and at the top (front with architectural decorations) many visitors thought that in Casabermeja the dead are buried standing up.
WHERE? Cemetery of Casabermeja , Casabermeja Calle San Sebastian
WHEN? all year round (On 1 November, the flowers are placed in the niches by the relatives)
Working days: from 11 to 13.
Public holidays: from 11 to 13 and from 17 to 19.
Visiting hours may change according to the season, but this can be confirmed at the Town Hall.