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Marbella Old Town

The motto of Marbella is 'A Way of Life'. It is a place of enriching experiences for body and mind, where life takes on a different meaning. Marbella is a clean, secure and beautiful town, offering a better quality of life to its visitors and inhabitants.  The people of Marbella are friendly and welcoming, no-one feels a stranger in this cosmopolitan town.  Once visited you are sure to return time and time again.

Marbella's unique sunny climate, miles of beaches by the Mediterranean sea and the excellent sports facilities and golf courses are what first attracts many of us but there is so much more on offer.  Here you will find a combination of the old and the new, sitting quite comfortably next to one another.  Marbella town was founded over 3600 years ago and its illustrious past is evident in its well preserved 'Old Town'.  

Just 5km from Marbella there is the famous marina of Puerto Banús which opened in 1970. The harbour buildings are characteristic of a Mediterranean port and give Puerto Banús the idiosyncrasy and personality of a busy harbour where sailors feel at home, and visitors can sample a genuine sea faring atmosphere. Marbella and Puerto Banús both offer a huge variety of shops, restaurants and nightlife.

Marbella holds many social, sports and cultural events throughout the year.  Outstanding golf, tennis and football tournaments take place and it offers a varied and extensive cultural program of concerts, conferences, expositions and theatre.  During the summer there are 'Fiestas', charity festivals, beauty contests and fashion shows among other activities.  Many parties are organised in discotheques, hotels, and yachts, bringing together international famous people.

Marbella is in the region of Andalucía which is well worth exploring.  You can reach San Pedro in 15 minutes, Málaga in 35 minutes and Ronda and Gibraltar in 45 minutes. Within 2½ hours you can enjoy excellent snow-skiing at Sierra Nevada or visit Cordoba, Seville or Granada.  Highly recommended is the Alhambra in the city of Granada.  It was the palace-fortress of the Nasrid Sultans, rulers of the last Spanish Moorish kingdom and is the most exciting, fascinating and romantic of all European monuments.  In Granada tapas are free with every drink!  Why not book a Tapas Tour where you’ll learn all about Granada whilst enjoying some wonderful tapas.

Andalucía is the home of flamenco and bullfighting and in Ronda you can see the oldest bullring in Spain. Ronda is one of Andalucía's loveliest towns, steeped in history. It stands on a towering plateau in the mountains and is famous for the plunging river gorge, spanned by a stone bridge, which divides the medieval from the 18th century parts of the town. 

Andalucía is sprinkled with tiny unspoiled villages and whitewashed towns, the famous Pueblos Blancos or White Villages, such as Mijas, Benahavís, Casares, Gaucin and Frigiliana which visitors often overlook even though they are easy to reach.  Benahavis and Mijas are only 30 minutes from Marbella.

Spain is famous for its 'Fiestas' and in Andalucía they are an experience not to be missed!  Read more about current local events.. you may be lucky enough to be there when there is a Fiesta which in Marbella is in the second week of June.  There’s links to your right for weather forecasts and other information.  There’s video guides too which will give you a good overview of the area.  Watch..


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