Marbella property and living
Marbella is a beautiful town on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. It is part of the province of Málaga and has nearly 140,000 inhabitants. The town is adjacent to Estepona and Mijas – and covers an area of 114 square kilometres. Marbella consists of a number of neighbourhoods and urbanisations, such as Nueva Andalucia, Nagüeles, Las Chapas, Los Monteros, Elviria, La Zagaleta, Benahavis and Cabopino.
Marbella is located on the coast of the Costa del Sol and has a wonderful climate. With mild winters and glorious summers it is one of the most popular places of Andalusia. It has a Mediterranean climate and because of that weather extremes are rare. The annual average daily temperature is 18.7 degrees.
Marbella is located at the foot of the Sierra Blanca and is one of the most popular places of the Costa del Sol. In the mountains archaeological excavations have been made, which show habitation in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic time. In Roman times the town was named Salduba. The name Marbella, from Marbil-la, dates from the Islamic era. In 1485 the town was retaken by the Spaniards who built the famous Plaza de los Naranjos (see photo) on the spot where the Moorish Medina was located. With tourism starting in the 20th century Marbella has become the thriving seaside resort it is today. Of course many wealthy tourists stay here, but the atmosphere is pleasant for everyone. Marbella is famous for its charming old town and the beautiful sandy beaches (such as Playa de la Bajadilla and Playa de Fontanilla) which are among the most beautiful of the Costa del Sol. In the vicinity many golf courses can be found – and Marbella is well connected to the road network and Málaga airport. Over the years, Marbella has become a sophisticated and popular seaside resort with well-known marinas such as Puerto de la Duquesa, Puerto Cabopino and of course the famous Puerto Banús (see photo).
Sights in Marbella
- La Iglesia de la Encarnación, the city hall in the Plaza de los Naranjos, the Arab wall and towers such as the Torre Ladrones.
- There are plenty of bars and restaurants . The most important nightclubs are situated in and around Puerto Banús. Hotel Andalucía Plaza has a casino.
- The Almeda Park with its benches made of ceramics.
- The bronze sculptures of Salvador Dalí on Avenida del Mar. This lies between the Alameda park and the promenade.
- The Bonsai Museum in Parque Arroyo de la Represa.
- The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo.
- Basilica de Vega del Mar (old excavations).
- The many beautiful golf courses such as Los Naranjos golf club, El Chapparal and Golfclub El Cabopino.
- Go shopping in the old town or along the boulevard.
- The market is held on various days. On Mondays at the Recinto Ferial in Marbella. On Fridays in Las Chapas. And on Saturdays in Puerto Banús and near the bullring of Nueva Andalucia.
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