Marbella in one day

Marbella It is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Spain. That is why every year it receives tens of thousands of tourists who come to the province of Malaga in search of sun, beach and a unique gastronomy.

It is a municipality of the Costa del Sol in which some 140,000 inhabitants live, although in the summer months the number of people who pass through its streets is much higher. The ideal is to spend four or five days there, but if you are only going to be 24 hours it is good that you visit the most important places.

Puerto Banús

Visited by 5 million people a year, Puerto Banús is a luxury marina that it has earned international recognition. It was inaugurated in May 1970 with the purpose of promoting tourism in the area, and over the years we could say that it has more than achieved its objective. In addition, he has received awards such as the Gold Medal for Tourism Merit and the "Gold Mercury International", so Marbella residents can be very proud.

Through its streets it is not strange to find shops from such select brands as Versace, Gucci, Dior or Dolce & Gabbana. It is an ideal place to spend a morning shopping, although it is recommended to carry a full wallet.

Puerto Banus
Another interesting area is the Puerto Banús Boulevard of Fame, used to pay tribute to the famous people who have promoted the place, and no less recommended is to visit the Rhinoceros dressed in lace, a huge three-ton sculpture by Salvador Dalí that was inaugurated in 1956.

Orange Square

After eating, few plans are as appetizing as a walk through the Plaza de los Naranjos. It is located in the old town of Marbella since 1485, when it was opened to the public after the conquest christian from the city.

It is surrounded by typical Andalusian houses and there are three historical buildings worth seeing: the Town Hall, the Casa del Corregidor and the Hermitage of Santiago. The center of the square is full of orange trees (hence its name) and we find a beautiful Renaissance fountain surrounded by all of them.

orange tree square

Basilica of Vega del Mar

Of Visigoth origin, this basilica also known as Early Christian basilica of Vega del Mar oozes history. It is one of the few examples of Visigothic churches of the North African type that were built in Andalusian territory throughout the 6th century. It is very close to the sea, next to the mouth of the Guadalmina river, and not too far from the nucleus of San Pedro Alcántara.

It was discovered in the early twentieth century. They saw that there were more than 180 tombs from different times, a square plant of almost 1.5 meters and a curious baptismal font carved in stone and shaped like a fish. Although only a few walls remain, it is worth visiting.

Vega del Mar Basilica
Photo: Wikipedia

Luxury hotels

In Marbella there are no problems finding a luxury hotel. The type of tourism it receives has allowed the construction of such outstanding establishments as the Barceló Marbella Hotel, a four-star colonial style located in Guadalmina, one of the best areas of the city without a doubt.

This hotel has a wellness center, a varied gastronomic offer of show cooking and a perfect bar to enjoy the Marbella night. In addition, it is very close to the best beaches in Marbella and a few minutes from the best golf courses from southern Europe. You can click the following link to see more.

Hotel Barcelo Marbella

ONE DAY IN MARBELLA! (December 2021)

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