Benalmádena Stupa is a stupa in Benalmádena, in Andalusia, southern Spain, overlooking Costa del Sol. It is 33 m high and is the tallest stupa in Europe. It was inaugurated on 5 October 2003, and was the final project of Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche.

In Buddhism, a stupa is a monument which represents peace, prosperity and harmony, as well as being a place for meditation. Benalmádena Stupa (Chan Chub Chorten in Tibetan) symbolizes Buddha’s enlightenment.

Bhutanese Lama Lopon Tsechu guided the ritual elements, while German-based Polish architect Woitek Kossowski, oversaw construction. The stupa was inaugurated October 5, 2003 by H.H. Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche, the second-most important teacher within the Karma Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.

GPS coordinates: 36.5883°N 4.5808°W

From Málaga 29 min (28.7 km) via MA-20 and AP-7

 

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