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Paraje El Retamar, s/n.
Web : www.stupabenalmadena.org
Hours: Tues-Fri – 10.30am-2pm and 4pm-8pm.
Sat/Sun – 10.30am-8pm.
Location: Take the Benalmadena Pueblo exit from the A7 motorway. There is adequate parking.
The Buddhist Temple (Stupa) was built in 2004 and is the bigget temple of its kind in Western Europe. There are impressive views of the coastline from the temple. The architect was Wojtek Kossowski, who has built 16 other Stupas in Europe. The stupa is 33 meters (108 feet) tall with a base width of 25.8 meters (82 feet) and contains an over 100 square meter (1100 square-foot) meditation room inside. There is an impressive collection of traditional Himalayan paintings, statues, and literature in the temple. The paintings on the walls of the meditation hall represent the life story of the historical Buddha Sakyamuni and have been painted by artists from Nepal. In the basement of the Stupa there is place for exhibitions related to Tibetan Buddhism and the Himalayan culture. The temple holds regular meditation classes and talks on Buddhism.