The old town of Marbella dates back to the 15th century when the catholic monarchs defeated the Arab moors. There are still remains around the old town of the Arab castle that dates back to the 6th century. The Spanish name for this area is Casco Antiguo. At the centre is the Plaza De Los Naranjos which is beautiful. Surrounded with bars, restaurants and the oldest church in town. Street performers and flamenco dancers regularly perform here bringing the plaza to life. This is a fantastic place to spend a few hour's exploring the tiny narrow streets and plaza's. In the Plaza de los Naranjos there is a tourist information centre that gives out free maps of the Old Quarter and Marbella. It's worth picking one up so you do not miss out on this beautiful area. For more information on the Old Quarter in Marbella including a short video and an interactive google map for directions from your current position see below.
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Getting to Marbella
By Car Enter the A7 towards Marbella take the N340 into Marbella then see below for parking options. Select a carpark then click & go.
By Bus The best place to exit the bus is parque de la Alameda. For bus schedules click here. To monitor your progress on the bus use click & go by going to Marbella bus stop & station then click on the icon on the map Parque de la Alameda or the main bus stop. This will help you to get off at the right bus stop.
By Train There is no train service to Marbella
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