We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Buddist Temple

El Retamar, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 96 62
Review Highlights
Nice from outside

Nothing much to see there (free entrance) except from the spectacular view outside (and from afar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grasten, Denmark

What a stunning place very nice we have been coming to Spain for many many years but never visited... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 844 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“butterfly park” (97 reviews)
“golden dome” (8 reviews)
El Retamar, 29639, Benalmadena, Spain
+34 952 56 96 62
Write a Review
Reviews (844)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 422 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to see there (free entrance) except from the spectacular view outside (and from afar) and especially overviewing the coastline from Benalmadena to Fuengirola Marina.

Thank Skjode
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning place very nice we have been coming to Spain for many many years but never visited till now it was beautiful

Thank suzihoozy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Glad I visited the temple. It is a lovely building and inside felt really calming. The painted scenes on the walls were very interesting.

Thank wanderer23
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We visited in August and rang ahead to see when the meditation sessions took place, (Friday & Sunday) as we couldn't see any information on-line, but really wanted to experience it, We were very pleased we did, it started around 6.30 and was meant to...More

Thank Caroline e
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We planned our visit to the Temple because it is only open during certain times, so we went to the Butterfly farm which is right next door. However, the lady who comes to open the Temple was an hour late and by that time we...More

Thank Jackie E
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Calm and tranquil. Just a large room with paintings in a lovely setting across from the butterfly centre.

Thank Tripper2655
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is out of the way and we had come to see the butterfly farm next door and were drawn to have a look round. It somehow draws you in, you walk around the outside, then take a walk up the steps and are enticed...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

At the top of the hill above Benalmádena... What a fabulous place full of atmosphere and charm. Such a great surprise to see this beautiful building overlooking the town and sea.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the buddist temple after our visit to the butterfly park but unfortunately it was closed on Monday's so we returned to visit the next day. We are so pleased we took the time to go back it is a beautiful, peaceful...More

Thank Sharwenbryson
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building which is self funded. A very calming experience with lovely surroundings and views. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sue M
Nearby Restaurants
299 reviews
.92 km away
190 reviews
.97 km away
Longhorn del Sol
277 reviews
.95 km away
Zafiro Wine & Gin Bar
38 reviews
.97 km away
Nearby Attractions
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)
2,086 reviews
.98 km away
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
1,509 reviews
.08 km away
Puerto de Malaga
4,686 reviews
.73 km away
Castillo de Colomares
773 reviews
.82 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from ebbcourt | Reviewed this property |
The cable car bit is easy as it is situated in the centre of Benalmadena Pueblo. I did it in May and is well worth the visit.There is a nice bar and cafe at the top.I believe they also give a demonstration with birds of prey... More
18 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Anna G | Reviewed this property |
It's next to the butterfly place which was good to visit be warned though, leave nothing in the car e.g. Money we got broken in to or followed when left the car for less than 30 minutes all money gone.