Marbella, which is located between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, is one of the major tourist resorts on the Costa del Sol famed for its mild climate throughout the year and its infrastructure.
Marbella is synonymous with luxury, leisure, wonderful beaches and rich cuisine. However, don’t forget to visit the famous White Villages of Malaga, as well as Seville, Granada and Córdoba. A stay in Marbella is much more than sun and sand.
MAIN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
- Marbella old town. Typical Andalusian quarter with narrow streets decorated with flowers and white washed houses, ideal for simply wandering. The most important buildings are the Church of Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz, the Hermitage of the Calvario, the Bonsai Museum and the Ralli Museum
- Historic quarter. Located between the old quarter and the sea are the Paseo de la Alameda and the Avenida del Mar which connects the old town with the beach. These avenues are known for their sculptures designed by Salvador Dalí and cast in bronze by Bonvicini in Verona. To the west of the avenue is the Park of the Constitution
- The Golden Mile and Nueva Andalucía. Discover some of the most luxurious residences in Marbella such as the palace of King Fahd
- San Pedro Alcántara. Two 19th century industrial buildings: the Trapiche de Guadaiza and the Ingenio Azucarero. Next to San Pedro are some of the most important architectural sites in Marbella: the Early Christian Basilica of Vega del Mar, the Roman baths of Las Bóvedas and the eponymous tower
- District of Las Chapas. Visit the site of the Río Real, located on a promontory near the mouth of the river that bears its name
- The 27 km of Marbella coastline is divided into 24 beaches of different characteristics. In general, the fine or coarse sand is golden or dark in colour and the water is calm. There are also a few pebble beaches
- Worth highlighting are the beaches of Artola, Cabopino, Venus and Fontanilla plus the beaches at Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara with their blue flags
- At Puerto Banús you will find luxury stores from the major international brands, especially clothes shops
- The old quarter is the perfect place for souvenirs
- Other shopping areas include Avenida Ricardo Soriano and Avenida de Ramón y Cajal
- We also recommend visiting the street markets, ideal for browsing amongst its stalls