Since the 70s, Marbella has had the best-known port in Spain and one of the most well known in the world, Puerto Jose Banus, which owes its name to its promoter. In the 70s, Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe commissioned the renowned architect Noldi Schreck for the project of the Beach Club Hotel Marbella Club and as a result of this work, he came into contact with D. Jose Banús, who in turn was commissioned to build an typical fishing village in the beach area of Nueva Andalucia. The Puerto Banus has been a resort of luxury for years now, the most luxurious shops and world-renowned designers (Dior, Gucci, Versace, Vuiton.. etc) have appeared here. You can also see the most spectacular yachts and the "beautiful people" in the bars and restaurants. Although it has long since lost some of its original splendor, you can still see Ferraris, Lamborghinis and yachts almost as big as the famous "Navilla" but also there are also places like Macdonalds and Chinese, blending with the luxury brands and almost "insulting" them during these times of crisis.
This square is in the historic centre of Marbella. It was built in 1485, following the conquest of Marbella by King Ferdinand the Catholic. It was built in imitation of the Castilian squares, though it doesn't have arcades. It's surrounded by typical white houses and a Renaissance fountain. The town hall is now located here, as well as the tourist office and a lot of restaurants that make the square very lively. The square is surrounded by orange trees, hence the name. It's a must see.
Marbella, among other things, has a really beautiful old town. It is as if someone had built a small Andalucian whitewashed houses in a modern city. Naturally it is just the opposite, concrete block without much taste surrounding a well-preserved historic center. The fact is that the old part of Marbella is a tremendously walkable place, during the day and especially at night. When night hits, the squares fill up, especially the Patio de los Naranjos which is filled with terraces. Then a little later, the surrounding bars fill up with people having a drink and meeting friends.
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.
Although it is best to buy in Marbella, you can go through the streets to the center and enjoy the atmosphere as well as the climate. Another option for a day of shopping is to go to La Cañada shopping center, where a problem of the city is eliminated...The car park is free as the shopping center has ample space. inside the shopping center there are shops of almost every fashion brand, restaurants, tapas bars, a big chain supermarket, bowling alley, cinema, gym, DIY shops, animal shops and terraces with bars where you can have a soft drink while you enjoy the sun...The ever present sun in Marbella.
At the height of Don Carlos hotel, this beach is one of the few in Marbella that's saved from the crowds. There's a bed area and dance music playing. Many people leave their boat in front of the beach, the music is heard well into the sea. You have to pay to access the bed area (although not always). This area of beds can only be accessed by paying (not always). In short, good music, many posh and good looking men and women, good food and above all...a stoneless beach in Marbella.
On Monday I discovered this park inadvertently while walking in the rain. I had planned to enjoy a winter afternoon listening to the water supplier and snapping ducks in the water. The location of the park and the environment seemed ideal. I wonder how old the park is and ve the designer was, thanks for reading.
This is a very clean and well maintained beach. It has free bathrooms and free showers that are also very well maintained. There's a great variety of bars, pubs and restaurants along the promenade. It's relatively easy to park, with patience and a little luck, you can find a free spot not in a blue zone. Good atmosphere for different ages.
Some say it's a tacky, other say that Olivia Valere is the best club in Europe. After so many years listening to comments on this site you can't, if given the opportunity, waste the occasion. I won't spoil it by talking about numbers, only to tell you that I didn't pay to get in. It really is a spectacular nightclub, striking in every way. The decoration is based on the Alhambra in Granada, giving it a special touch to certain parts of the club. I'm talking about parts because the club is so big. Basically we can divide it into three parts. The entrance area to the disco, for me the most beautiful, the restaurant, called Babylon (I have not eaten it) and dance area. There's a spectacular terrace where you can smoke a hookah. It's notable because many of the songs are performed live, yes, you heard right, the typical house song that comes to mind is sung by a singer accompanied by the saxes and some percussion instruments. If you can get without paying, do, spend one super nice night here.
Elviria Beach is close to the town of Marbella in the province of Malaga. It's very large, very friendly and inviting for swimming, since it's not very deep, but will still cover you. It's well maintained and not at all crowded. Besides myself, the last time I visited, I enjoyed the most spectacular sunrise that I've ever seen. That's what I hope you can appreciate from one of the photos.
If you want to feel like a corsair overlooking the sea while sipping a delicious cocktail, you must go to Astral Cocktail Bar in Puerto Banus. From the start of the Port, at the first entry, after the "Russian statue" you can make you the 8 meter mast and it's white sails as this bar is is orginial because it's designed as a sailboat. The specialty cocktails are made with fresh juices and premium brand liquors, and while you taste, you can also see various shows and live music on the terrace that's full of plants and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. Astral Cocktail bar opens from noon until dawn, being an ideal place to enjoy the warm summer nights in Marbella.
The Plaza de Toros de Marbella is located near the ring road and the Glen shopping center, its construction is not too old, since it opened in 1964, and in that first run it featured bullfighters Manuel Benitez "The Cordovan", Paco Camino and Pedro Martinez "PEDRES". The bullring has a capacity for 9,500 spectators and has eight entrances to the arena. Parking is a bit of a problem because it is located in an area with lots of building. Runs are held throughout the year, but the season starts in the summer and rarely is there a Sunday without a bullfight. Also the bullring has staged concerts with international artists. Beginning a few months ago, the city has opened a major center of the neighborhood association bullring. Marbella has another bullring in the area called Nueva Andalucia.
In the municipality of Marbella, forty kilometers from Malaga airport is Puerto Cabopino, with 170 berths at Latitude: 36 ° 29 '2 "N, longitude: 004 ° 44' 4" W. The port has services including toilets and showers, water, electricity, telephone and internet access at the docking point, rubbish collection, taxis, cafes, and restaurants. The port also has garage, boat maintenance and storage, gas station, dock equipped with crane and gantry 15Tn, 24 sailors, surveillance and security services 24 hours, supermarkets, laundries, pharmacies, and entertainment areas in the surroundings.
Arroyo de la Represa sports center, is in the park of the same name, although for reasons of space and because it's better designed for the walking through the wooded areas than for sport. The sports center is very small, with only two paddle courts, a tennis court and a circular track for practicing Skater-Board and skating. This track is always quite busy with skaters doing thousands of tricks on ramps intended for this purpose. A good place to have fun, but the City would have to have it more secure to prevent things such as graffiti or non-use of the bins.
Located in the old town, in the middle of many shops and a lively area, this chapel used to be part of the Royal Mercy Hospital named after St. John of God. The hospital was founded by the Catholic Monarchs in the 15th century, although the chapel came later in the 16th century. It's very simple and in its interior, there is a Mudejar coffered ceiling.
After the Church of the Incarnation in Marbella, one can say that this is the 2nd most visited church in the city. Its style is totally different as it was built and later blessed and opened for worship in 1976. Calvary Church was built at the foot of the old 18th-century chapel. The building is modern and the most remarkable of its interior are some beautiful stained glass windows and beautiful icons. Masses are performed every day at 19.30 h. Holidays: 10.00 h. The Holidays: 10.00 h., 11.00 h. (International Mass) - 12.00 and 19.30
If you ask anyone what to do in Marbella, they will surely tell you about the beaches. And the truth is that the beaches are some of the attractions in Marbella that you simply cannot miss. All located very close to the village, Puerto Banus and San Pedro de Alcantara are of the best-known and most-visited, but if you're looking for quieter places to visit in Marbella, you should pay a visit to the Artola Dunes.
The port city is also one of the most famous things to see in Marbella. After a day at the beach, there's nothing better than visiting the historic center, taking a leisurely stroll through the whitewashed streets, and enjoying the wealth of stuff to do in Marbella.
The history of the different civilisations which have passed through the city can be seen in the castle, with its mixture of architectural styles, along with the Town Hall, which was built by the Catholic Monarchs. Also make sure to see the baroque Church of Santa Maria of the Incarnation and the Chapel of San Juan de Dios Hospital. These are just some of the rich historical Marbella attractions.
One of the more unusual things to do in Marbella is to take a walk along the Paseo de la Alameda. Here you can pass along the coast and see ten sculptures by Salvador Dali. Nature lovers can take advantage of the city's great location and go for a trip to the Sierra Blanca, a mountain where walking, one of the most popular Marbella activities for the more physical tourist, is a real pleasure. Along the way you can stop to regain strength in one of the small towns in the area. And before you leave the city you must take a walk along the Golden Mile. It is an area full of great hotels, palaces, and international brand stores.
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