Marbella

Marbella is situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca mountain range over looked by La Concha Mountain. Marbella is now the jewel in the crown of the Costa Del Sol. In the 1940's it was a fishing village until Prince Alfonso De Hohenlohe purchsed a plot of land in 1947, built his residence the Finca Santa Margarita and sold other plots to his wealthy friends. Alfonso's mother was part of the social elite of the day so the finca became very popular with the wealthy and famous. Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and Cary Grant to name a few. The finca became that popular that in 1954 it was turned into The Marbella Club, Costa Del Sol's first resort for the rich and famous. Marbella's association with wealth had begun and over the years has expanded into the popular resort it is today. Boasting four michelin star restaurants, three marinas and offering the best music and culture around. Marbella is a place to visit. For more information about what to see & what to do  in this rich mans playground then have a look below.

 

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Avenida Del Mar is situated in between La Alameda and Paseo Maritimo. It has got to be the most iconic avenue in Marbella showing off it's Salvador Dali sculptures. For more information and directions to the Avenida del Mar click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Puerto Banus was constructed in the 70's by Jose Banus. It has a reputation of being the playground for the rich and famous. For more information and directions to Puerto Banus click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Mirador De Juanar is a one and half kilometre walk around La Concha Mountain. At the end of the walk is a stunning view of Marbella. For more information and directions to Mirador de Juanar click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

The old Quarter of Marbella is a fantastic place to start in Marbella. Spend a few hours exploring the tiny streets and plaza's. So if you are visiting Marbella the old Quarter is a must. For more information and directions to Marbella Old town click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Paseo Maritimo has had eleven million euro's spent on it over the last few years. The promenade stretches from Puerto Bajadilla seven kilometres towards Puerto Banus. For more information and directions to Paseo Maritimo click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

La Alameda is a park dates back to the 18th century. It has reduced in size over the years to make way for buildings. It was reformed in 1930 into its current design. The park is next to the Avenida del Mar and across the road from the old quarter. For more information and directions to La Alameda click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Muralla del Castillo looks down on Marbella's old quarter but only the walls remain now, not much of a castle. For more information and directions to the castle click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Parque de la Represa is a narrow but long park. If walking from the main bus station it's a good idea to walk through the park. For more information and directions to The park click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

 Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion is one of the places that makes the old quarter in Marbella so special. For more information and directions to The church click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

Puerto Deportivo Maritimo de Marbella May be not as glam as Puerto Banus but it's right in the centre of Marbella on the promenade. The port is one of the reason the promenade is so popular. For more information and directions to The port click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below.

The main market is situated around a kilometre from the front, but there are more to walk around. For more information and directions to all the markets  click / tap the image or for directions only click / tap the button below. 

 

There are two main tourist information centre's in Marbella. One in the old town and one on the promenade. For more information and directions to The tourist information centres  click / tap the image.

 

Some of the best tours in and around Marbella including walking tours, jet ski hire and cycle tours. For more information, prices & tickets click / tap the Image.

 

Some of the best day trips  from Marbella including trips to Seville, Ronda & the Alhambra palace in Granada. For more information, prices & tickets click / tap the image.

Pro's 

Marbella is an excellent all round holiday resort with blue flag beaches, a great promenade, loads to do and the name is associated with the rich and famous.

Con's

Its 45 minute drive from the airport by car and longer by bus or coach. There is no railway and prices are inflated due to the name of the town.

Synopsis

 Great holiday resort for all, singles, couples and families. Takes a bit longer to get there and costs a bit more but its worth it. Loads to see and do with great beaches makes this a great holiday location.

 

 

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