The church located in the Solymar area, which is currently in a state of abandonment, has been acquired by the Armenian community with the intention of investing in its improvement and reform and making it the first Armenian apostolic church in the city. This was announced by the mayor, Víctor Navas, after holding a meeting with the Armenian ambassador to Spain, Vladimir Karmirshalyan, a meeting in which the Armenian consul in Malaga also participated.
“This is a meeting to strengthen the ties that Benalmádena has with the Armenian community: it is not one of the majority, but it is one of the most investing in the city,” explained the mayor.
Navas recalled that the close relationship between Benalmádena and the Armenian community started a few years ago, when a jachkar – a cross on stone that is the Armenian national symbol, handcrafted in this country – was installed in the La Paloma park. In addition to the establishment of this new church, the first mayor announced that “they are investing in restoration businesses and real estate developments in Benalmádena, a positive aspect for the city because it contributes to its economic growth.”