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Sightseeing in Marbella - what to see. Complete travel guide

Marbella is a city located not far away from the city of Malaga in Andalusia. Marbella belongs to Costa del Sol region. Just like Malaga this place is a luxurious Spanish resort, which is home and rest destination for aristocrats, the elite of society, movie stars, celebrities and sports stars.
1. Local people are rather amiable, friendly and welcoming towards foreign guests. They are always eager to help and tell the visitors of the local culture and landmarks. The only condition … Open
The main historical and cultural center of the city is Plaza de Los Naranjos, which is also known as the location of amazing architectural monuments. Among them are the building of the City Council with the municipal museum built in 1568, which contains items discovered during archaeological excavations, the royal house of the governor with a gallery and a magnificent carved balcony with an iron ornament decorated in the Gothic-Mudejar style, Hermite de Santiago tower-chapel and the beautiful Renaissance fountain, as well as Santa Maria de la Encarnacion - a majestic church of the XVII century.
Roman epoch has also left its imprint on the town and so now tourists are able to visit baths built in the III century in the city’s suburbs and lovely stained glass mosaics in Villa de Rio Verde. Arroyo de la Represa is considered the central park of Marbella. In this park is located the Bonsai Museum, which exhibits a collection of unique plants. The trading zone of the old town is situated among the labyrinths of winding streets like Huerta Chica, Solano, Peral, Arphe, Portada, and avenues Avenida Ramon, Cajal and Avenida Nabeul. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Marbella is a great place for romantic trips, exploring unknown places and non-touristic Andalusia. The main value of the region is represented by natural attractions, and if some of them … Open
An attractive tourist destination is the Puerto Banus port area. It is perfect for walks and photo sessions. Here you can admire snow-white yachts, order an interesting sea excursion or just relax in one of the cozy restaurants and taste specialties from seafood. On the territory of the port, there are also preserved historical buildings. The most interesting is the old tower. In the evening, the port area is transformed beyond recognition. The most popular nightclubs and discos are opened on its territory. It is possible to rest and have fun until morning.
In Marbella, there are many interesting symbolic monuments. The monument of Don Juan is very popular among unmarried women. If you believe a beautiful legend, then all the ladies who will go around this monument will inevitably find their chosen one and marry within a year. The monument is located near the coast on a small hill, with a wonderful view of the port from its surrounding area.
In Marbella, it will be interesting to walk around the shops both for wealthy tourists, and those who prefer inexpensive shopping centres and outlets. The centre of the most popular shops is … Open
Loving of natural beauty and familiarity with other outstanding monuments can be combined during a walk in the Alameda Park. It is the largest and most beautiful park in the city. On the territory of the park, hundreds of tropical plants and flowers grow. Interesting features of the park are beautiful benches, which were decorated with traditional Andalusian tiles. There are convenient walking paths along the territory of the park, and also many interesting sculptures can be found among the exotic plants in the park.
Cabopino Near the park, the world-famous Avenida del Mar Boulevard starts. Its main decoration is the sculptures of Salvador Dali, which are presented here without any fences. All visitors can approach the sculptures, touch them and take pictures from all convenient positions. This boulevard is equipped with a very comfortable and beautiful walking area.
It is no accident that Marbella is very popular among tourists with children. The resort is ideal for families. Fans of water entertainment will surely like the Costawaterpark. This park is … Open
An important historical attraction for the city is the Town Hall building, which has preserved its unique original features for over a hundred years. Now in the historical building is located the Municipal Museum, which houses a priceless collection of archaeological finds. The museum is especially valuable for the collection of exhibits dating back to the Neolithic and Paleolithic age. It is visited not only by ordinary tourists, but also by professional scientists.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Marbella and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Marbella
♥   Shopping area ' Avenida Ramón y Cajal' Marbella, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Avenida Ricardo Soriano' Marbella, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Muelle Ribera' Puerto Banús, 6.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Marbella
♥   Castle 'Torre Río Real' Málaga, 3.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torre Ladrones' Málaga, 13 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower of Calaburras' Málaga, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sohail Castle' Málaga, 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Álora' Málaga, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Marbella
♥   Cave 'Mina Virgen del Amparo' , 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de las Nieves' , 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Sierra de Grazalema' , 46.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Montes de Málaga' , 58.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Los Alcornocales' , 67.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Marbella from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Gibraltar Airport

From the series “The Most Dangerous Runways in the World”
In May 2002 the accident happened with the aircraft Monarch Boeing 757-200 from Luton. Because of the wrong maneuver of the first pilots, the aircraft has bent forward strongly. Miraculously, thanks to the coordinated cooperation of the pilots, it has succeeded in avoiding the aircraft crash. Since 2008, Gibraltar Airport has served more than 300 thousands of passengers a year whose health and lives depend entirely on the faultless work of the pilots and the airport. … Read further

Ubrique

From the series “Monochromatic Cities - Stunning Views”
Notwithstanding that the town is quite popular among tourists, it stays peaceful and calm place. The town has charming hotels decorated in national style, wonderful national restaurants, and a great number of shops, full of products and items of local production. Vacationists can also walk in the picturesque surroundings and discover the numerous nature landmarks. Fans of walks have to go the top of the hill and take a photo of the snow-white town. … Read further
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