Benalup-Casas Viejas

Benalup-Casas Viejas

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Tourist zone: La Janda

Distance from the capital (km): 63

Altitude above sea level (m): 112

Area (Km2): 60.70

Nº of inhabitants: 7205

Name for people: Benalupenses

Postal code: 11190

Web: www.benalupcasasviejas.es

Description

This town is one of the gateways to the Los Alcornocales Natural Park and a bridge between the Sierra de Cadiz mountains and the Barbate Marshlands.

This area has been inhabited since Prehistory, as revealed by the paintings and anthropomorphous tombs dug out of therocks at Peñón del Tajo de las Figuras (the finest collection of schematic cave paintings in Prehistoric Western Europe) and the caves at El Arco y Cimera. From the Muslim period remains the “Torre de la Morita”. Noteworthy monuments include the Nuestra Señora del Socorro Church.

But undoubtedly the episode that sadly made this town famous was the “Sucesos de Casas Viejas”, an anarchist revolt that broke out in 1933. The liberal uprising was put down by the police, leaving 22 civilian casualties.

These tragic events turned Benalup into a symbol of anarchist freedoms and an emblem for the peasant movement.
A wide range of leisure activities are available in the local countryside. The “Mirador del Parque”, popularly known as “Tajo de la Sima”, is the ideal spot to watch migratory birds. The area around the Celemín Reservoir is ideal for hiking, playing golf (Benalup Golf & Country Club), or picking wild fruits such as tree strawberries or asparagus.

Another interesting activity is walking or cycling along the riverbed to the dried La Janda Lagoon, which is still used as a stopoff point by migratory birds.

The Cradle of Flamenco

Flamenco has a long tradition in this Cadiz town, which hosted the 30th “Casas Viejas” National Flamenco Song Competition in 2006. This old competition is held in August and previous invited artists include Juan Peña “El Lebrijano”, El Cigala,
Aurora Vargas, Chano Lobato.

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Interesting web pages with more information on this place:

http://www.alcornocales.org/
Official Web of Alcornocales Natural Park
http://www.benalupcasasviejas.es/
Official Web of Benalup
https://www.facebook.com/TurismoBenalupCV/
Página de Facebook de Turismo de Benalup-Casas Viejas

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