Benalup is located at the heart of the Janda region
and crossed by two rivers, the Barbate and the Celemin,
which irrigate an area of rich plains.
Casas Viejas was renamed Benalup de Sidonia, becoming
simply Benalup on its separation from Medina Sidonia
The area acquired further historical importance in the
Arab-Andausí period with the appearance of a
hamlet next to the castle of Ben Alup (“son of
the wolf” or “son of love”).
To the west stand a series of low hills topped by agricultural
fields and brushwood; the mountains which lie to the
east belong to Los Alcornocales Natural Park.
In the village you have to see: the Tajo de las Figuras
caves and Benalup Castle and Tower.