A few years ago, what is now Avenida del Mar, used to be a small park with albero floor, benches and a fountain that led to the Marbella promenade. Today, it has changed its appearance adapting a more modern feel, but is still a prelude to the sea. The avenue connects to Alameda Park (another iconic site) with a new promenade. The floor is marble and in the central area, there are interspersed pergolas, fountains and a collection of sculptures designed by Salvador Dali cast in Bonvicini bronze in Verona. There are restaurants, bars and one of the hot spots, The Buddha Bar, along the sides.