In order to preserve our origins and cultural traditions, the Museum of Arts and Customs (Musen de Artes y Costumbres) was created in Benagalbon in 1995, through the civic initiative and protectorate of the Cultural Department of the Mayor's Office of Rincon de la Victoria.
This museum is mainly composed of two parts: one that shows the farmhouse (bedroom living room and kitchen) and the other, the tools and crafts for farming.At this point it is necessary to mention that almost all the existing pieces were donated to the museum by the inhabitants of the village.
The Museum of Popular Arts was born from the "Cultural Weeks" organized at regular intervals in the town. These included exhibitions in the public library and from this came the idea of launching a campaign to collect cultural material related to their past.
With the work of the main promoter of the idea, Mrs. Natividad Díaz, the resources of the museum, were collected and arranged in defined units that represent the different rural activities of the region and the different spaces of a traditional house. The Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions was inaugurated in the Cultural Week of 1993 as one of its main activities and received enormous acceptance from the population.
Features and exhibition spaces
The museum is located in a large, flexible, irregular footprint that has been used to create different environments with continuous exhibition continuity and where the different collections have been set up with a certain impression of ordination according to activities and spaces of the traditional house There is a clear physical or conceptual separation between the different exhibition units.
The first exhibition unit simulates a bakery or tahona, where the simulation of a bread oven has been built, next to which a wooden trough is arranged, with whose sieves the flour is sifted and the bread is kneaded as well as the shovels insert the shaped dough into the oven and take out the bread already cooked.
Following this, as an independent exhibition unit, a store with shelves and counter, where they were installed acclimatized: Scales, pieces of different sizes, on the counter; and on the shelf a tobacco card, a cigarette rolling machine, various cans and packages of food, etc. Next to the bookshelf, directly on the floor, there is a scale for weighing bulky items, a roman, a counter and an oil separator. In addition, there is a curious old telephone to hang with a crank and a roulette with metal structure and crystals of different colors, a game of the most popular old parties and taverns.
In front of this second unit is the third exhibition unit, where the objects related to the field work are hung on the walls, including different types of traditional plows and different harnesses to harness the beasts: the frontiles (heads for the bufos from the holders), the fork or the belly. To prepare the animals for tillage and transport, several yokes or ubios are presented, as well as the aguaderas or cantareras, the esparto pigs, etc.. Two types of threshing are also exposed. The traditional wooden board, in which spun stones are arranged in the lower part, and the most modern trillo with a structure of metal gears.
The wine is represented in the fourth exhibition unit, where the raisin, the most typical product of the country, is the queen of the exhibition. Among other things, we can highlight the fruit bowl with the pad on the bottom, so that the raisin can be transported from the vine to the passers-by. Extreme care must be taken, as the whitish powder that covers the already ripe grape must be kept for perfect drying it is passed by the passengers and reproduced in a model representing a workhouse exhibited in this device. In addition, there are various vine and branch pruners, formalets for "chopping" the raisin, molds for assembling the "seretes" and boxes of raisins, some old examples of which are shown, as well as photographs that facilitate the understanding of objects in their traditional use, giving the viewer a useful overview of the collections.
From here we go to the fifth exhibition unit, where the kitchen was set up acclimatized. First, we found a kamal hanging from the ceiling, where the pig was placed after slaughter and subsequent preparation of the products obtained from this animal. The kitchen, equipped with the construction of a fireplace with chimneys and shelves for your household, reveals silver furniture with old stoneware and almireceros with their syrups. On the working structure are arranged pots of different sizes, lanterns and lanterns, porrones, kettles and skimmers or shovels, buñeroles, charcoal irons and tables for cheese making. and next to all these two great machines related to coffee: one for roasting and the other for preparation.
Next to this unit, in one of the few display cases of the museum, some documents related to the place are exhibited. Next to it is the sixth exhibition unit in the museum: the dining room with a table and four chairs, on which there is a beautiful glass lamp.
The last exhibition unit, the seventh, is the bedroom set up as a diorama and consists of an old metal bed with traditional bedding, a chest of drawers, the crib, trunk and ark and two counters with aguamaniles. one in metal and one in wood for men.
11:30 - 13:30 Uhr
16:30 - 18:30 Uhr
Free for all ages.
Calle Canalizo 2 A, 29738, Benagalbón
Special dates are the celebrations in honor of La Candelaria, the Cultural Week or the traditional Verdiales contest.
February: Benagalbón Fair in honor of La Candelaria (Feria de Benagalbón en honor a La Candelaria): It is the first of the fairs of the municipality and especially emotional is the procession in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria.
April: Cultural Week of Benagalbón: With almost 40 years of tradition, it is a meeting point for artists from all over Spain thanks to the outdoor painting contest.
September: Traditional Verdiales Contest: Festival of tourist interest in Andalusia. The small center of Benagalbón is full of visitors to this cultural gathering of Verdiales pandas in the Montes style. Whether you like this tradition or not, you should not miss the opportunity to experience one of its editions from the inside. There are no scenarios that could be used to touch verdiales pandas. The street is the stage and the spectators are side by side with the artists.
At the beginning of February is always held the Feria de Benagalbon. It always lasts 3 days and is held in honor of the Virgin of Candelaria. With music and activities for all tastes and ages, the Feria de Benagalbón combines the deep-rooted traditions with actions for the little ones and current music that attracts the youngest audience.
You can find more photos here: https://www.turismoenrincon.es/feria-de-benagalbon-2019/
Benagalbón, which belongs to the municipality of Rincón de la Victoria, annually celebrates its famous "Traditional Verdiales Contest". This contest is a party that had its origin in the celebration of the end of the harvest or the slaughters that were carried out every year in the houses of the town.
After time, the inhabitants of the municipality remain faithful to this celebration and when September comes, they merge with the roots of the songs of Malaga in their oldest expression, the Verdiales. These compositions, which have a high musicological interest both for their antiquity and for their purity and vitality, contain an artistic creation of socio-cultural nature that corresponds to certain geographical points of the province of Malaga, the Axarquîa region, Guadalhorce and the Montes Valley from Malaga
The Verdiales are interpreted by groups composed of several people known as Pandas de Verdiales. They wear colorful costumes and beautiful hats. The musical accompaniment consists of a violin, several guitars, a tambourine, two or more cymbals, castanets and, in some of their styles, a lute or a bandurria.
Currently, this town hosts the traditional Verdiales contest, celebrated in September, which offers all visitors who approach the municipality the opportunity to reflect on beautiful interpretations of the Verdiales pandas through its music, songs and dances.
Of course, the wines and typical products of the region will be tasted.
Rincon de la Victoria has almost 300 restaurants. Most restaurants, bars and cafes are located on the promenade (about 100), in the center of Rincon and in La Cala de Moral. There are also a few restaurants in the shopping center and in the village of Benagalbon. We give here only a small selection of our subjective experiences. It is often difficult to find out the correct opening hours, as these often change and are not correct on the various websites.
The tavern "El Rinconcito" is located in the center of Benagalbon, has a cozy atmosphere and local food.
daily from 08:30-01.00, Sat/Sun: 09:00-01:00
Reservation: 627 48 90 21
Plaza de la iglesia, 29738 Rincón de la Victoria
The bar/restaurant "La Candelaria" is located in the center of Benagalbon, has a terrace and local food.
daily from 12:00-23:30
Reservation: 952 400 991
Plaza de las Flores 8. 29738 Benagalbón
The Venta "La Chalaura" is located on the road to Moclinejo in Benagalbon.
daily from 13:00-16:00, no dinner
Closed on Monday
Reservation: 951 90 41 01
Avda. Padre Benito 4, 29738 Benagalbon
Bar: daily from ????
Reservation: 952 97 70 52
Avendida Candelaria 4, 29738 Benagalbon
The bar/restaurant "Eeh O No Ee?Aro!" is located in the center of Benagalbon, has a terrace and local food and is used more as a bar.
daily from 11:00-23.00, Sat/Sun: 11:00-24:00
Reservation: 635 82 23 65
Avda de la Candelaria 8, 29738 Benagalbon
The restaurant "La Reservado" is located directly at the highway exit between Rincon and Benagalbon, .
Tuesday to Sunday from 13:00-17:00
Autovía del Mediterráneo, Salida 256, 29730 Rincón de la Victoria, Málaga
In Rincon de la Victoria, the stores are concentrated in the two districts of Rincon de la Victoria and La Cala de Moral. In La Cala de Moral most of the stores are located on the main road to Malaga. The big shopping center is also located here (on the highway).
In Rincon most of the stores are located on the promenade, on the main street Avienda de Andalucia and around the town hall/parking garage.
Viveros y Serrano.
Mo-Fr: 09:00 - 19:00 Uhr
Sa/So: 09:30 - 14:30 Uhr
Calle la Era 0, 29738 Benagalbón
GPS: 36°44'6.08 "N
Dia: is located directly at the motorway exit and has a car park.
Mon-Sat: 09:00 - 21:30 hrs.
Cortijo el Maimón,
29730 Rincón de la Victoria,
GPS: 36°43'26.3 "N
Cash Rincon: located on the road to Benagalbon.
Mon-Sat: 09:00 - 21:30
Mon-Sat: 09:00 - 21:00
Carr Benagalbón, 27
29730 Rincón de la Victoria,
GPS: 36°43'31.7 "N
The tourist office is located directly on the beach promenade in the old railway station, opposite the taxi rank, where English is spoken and information about the area is available. Open from: Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 14:00 and 17:00 - 20:00, Sat: 10:00 - 14:00.Some handy phone numbers can be found below.
House of Culture 95 240 41 99
Cueva del Tesoro 95 240 61 62
Rincón de la Victoria Library 95 297 82 51
La Cala del Moral Library 95 240 41 99
Benagalbon Library 95 240 09 33
Radio Victoria 95 297 08 00
Taxi stop 95 240 17 73
Post Office 95 240 7248
Punto Limpio 95 297 1234
Hidralia (waterworks) 95 240 7343
Sevillana - Endesa (electricity plant) 95 251 65 16