The municipality has three main urban areas. Another theory related also to the Arabic word Bina al-ma 'd. Another suggestion is that name, has been suggested also that the name of the municipality. The first human settlements are from 20000 years from the Upper Palaeolithic. The Phoenicians founded several colonies along the Spanish coast. The wine culture had great importance during the period of Roman domination. People sought refuge from looting and attacks within Málaga's city walls. The 11th century were concentrated into a fortress and a walled town, grew for the wine production through the exploitation of muscatel grapes.
The town and the 1456 fort were destroyed under the command of King Enrique by Christian armies. The town of Benalmádena has also an archaeological museum. Tourist attractions include Selwo Marina and SeaLife aquarium, a theme park with seals and penguins with dolphins. A teleferico and the Tivoli World amusement park running to the summit of the 769-metre Calamorro mountain. The climate is typically Mediterranean throughout the year with mild temperatures, are two important factors that the tourism industry. Other marine life and Whales have been sighted along the coast. The township of Benalmádena has the largest example of a Buddhist stupa in Benalmádena Stupa in the Western world. Benalmádena Council is integrated into the Málaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium. The town is on urban railway on the C1 line of the Cercanías Málaga. Official website Malaga Metropolitan Transport Consortium Resort Guide Benalmádena es un pueblo.