Marbella Old Town
Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600
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- Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Celebrity spotting, Design and architecture, History, People watching, Sightseeing
Best for Fun - Expert review of Marbella Old Town
The Old Town, on the eastern edge of the town centre, is where it all started for Marbella back in the 1500s. I love aimlessly wandering around the labyrinth of immaculately-kept, narrow, flint-cobbled streets, white-washed buildings, and orange tree-lined plazas. The area throngs with people eager to get a snapshot of ‘traditional Spain’, without having to leave the jet-set capital of the Costa del Sol. The roads were made for horses, not cars, so your best option is to walk around to discover gems such as the grand 16th-century Andalusian Town Hall, with its balconies bursting with geraniums and ancient oak doors, and the Santiago Chapel, which was Marbella’s first church.
Today, the Old Town has a variety of galleries, gift shops, and craft and clothes boutiques. Most of the restaurants are located around Orange Square or Plaza de Los Naranjos.
It's free to wander around the medieval streets, but eating and drinking in the main square is expensive.
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- Archaeological site, Landmark / monument, Neighbourhood / street
- Casco Historico, Marbella, Costa del Sol, 29600
- Months open:
- All year round