Beniel (Murcia)

Beniel Travel Guide


Coat of arms of Beniel (Murcia)

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Coordinates: 38.046389°, -1.001389°

Distance to Murcia: 16 km

Elevation: 29 m

Population: 11,501 inhabitants (2023)

Demonym: Benielense

Beniel is located on the plain of the Huerta de Murcia region. Agriculture is its traditional economic activity.

Remains have been identified as evidence of the presence of the Argaric culture from around 1,700 B.C. Although the presence of the Iberian, Roman, or Arab cultures is estimated, there is no clear evidence due to the hydrographic conditions of the area, with the presence of the Segura river and the successive floods that the area has suffered over the centuries.

However, this proximity of the river and the mountain gives the area a singular beauty of great attraction for tourists.

In the face of problems between the crowns of Aragon and Castile, “Los Mojones” was settled in the 15th century in Beniel, given its status as a border town. These are considered of great architectural relevance, fulfilling with their creation the surveillance functions between both crowns.

Among its monuments are the Church of Saint Bartholomew from the 18th century and its patron saint festivities, as well as the festivities of the Virgin of the Rosary and the Candelaria.

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