Marbella

Travel Guide
Marbella
Marbella is a charmingresort on the Spanish Riviera where you can enjoy a luxury beach holiday on theMediterranean, surrounded by history. Marbella isa town of less than 140,000 people, but it attracts nearly 1 million visitorseach year, making it a bustling city with a lot of energy. Laze on the beach,go shopping or visit the sights in this charming tourist town on the Costadel Sol.

If you just get tired of sunbathing and swimming,why not stroll along the Paseo Maritimo, a beautiful boulevard that runs alongthe beach. Or sit back on one of the benches at the central fountain in thebeautiful Alameda park where mosaics of local history are displayed. Thediverse background and history of this area is also reflected in the manyhistoric sites, including the Roman baths and bridges, the elegant Moorisharchitecture and churches from the early Christian era.

Wander through the old town, the Casco Historico,to experience traditional Spain and marvel at the beautiful town hall, built inthe 16th century. Be sure to check in at the tourist office on the Plaza de losNaranjos to see what festivals are held during your stay. View works byPicasso, who was born in nearby Malaga, in the Museo del Grabado EspañolContemporáneo and admire sculptures by Dalí along Avenida del Mar. Or do as theSpaniards themselves and ordering tapas while watching the Spanish dancers atAlameda Square.

Since the 1970’s a lot of rich and famous from allover the world have visited or even made their homes in Marbella. Stars likeSean Connery and Rod Stewart lived here, and Antonio Banderas has a villa inMarbella. Today on the Golden Mile houses the richest people in the world.

Marbella is located inAndalusia, an autonomous region in southern Spain. It has a mild climate, withwarm days in the summer months, from June to August. Málaga Airport is a fortyminute drive from the city. If you do not have your own transportation, thenbuses or official metered taxi can help you to get to and from the airport. Ifyou do decide to rent a car, you should keep in mind that parking in Marbellais expensive.

Marbella is the jewelin the Costa del Sol. It offers an attractive combination of beautiful beaches,luxury and historic charm. All you need for an unforgettable break.

Where to stay in Marbella

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Puerto Banús

4.5/5(116 area reviews)

Puerto Banús is a destination visitors seek out for its beaches, abundant dining options and waterfront views. You might want to check out attractions like Puerto Banús Marina or El Corte Ingles Shopping Center while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Puerto Banús
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Marbella City Centre

4.5/5(170 area reviews)

Marbella City Centre is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Orange Square and Plaza de los Naranjos, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Marbella.

Marbella City Centre
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San Pedro de Alcantara

4/5(41 area reviews)

San Pedro de Alcantara is popular for its beaches, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Malaga Province Beaches or Bulevar San Pedro Alcántara.

San Pedro de Alcantara
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Nikki Beach

4.5/5(52 area reviews)