This municipality in the province of Malaga is located in the western part of the Costa del Sol. This municipality is crossed by the Mediterranean highway which is the main acces to Marbella.
The main population cores are in Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara, as well as in the districts of Nueva Andalucia.
Marbella occupies 27 km of coast and hosts a great amount of golf courses and small residential areas; it’s the chosen place by many tourists to buy a holiday home.
History of Marbella
As it was during the Arab dominion, the inhabitants of Marbella still maintain the same name; the locals are called “Marbellies”, as Marbella was dominated by the Muslim kingdom for many centuries.
Places of interest
puerto banusMarbella offers the visitor a great amount of places to visit, the large number of centuries gone by provide an important cultural richness:
The old town: Covers the old walled grounds and encompasses the ‘Barrio Alto’ (the high neighbourhood) which is located north and the ‘Barrio Nuevo’ (the new neighbourhood), to the east.
San Pedro de Alcantara
We must highlight 2 buildings in San Pedro de Alcantara: - Trapiche de Guadaiza, which is one of the first industrial buildings in this town, a sugar factory of a high historical value. - Ingenio Azucarero, where today we’ll find the cultural centre El Ingenio.
The Golden mile
The Golden Mile is the long road where one can spot some of the most luxurious houses on the Costa del Sol and some of the most popular hotels in Marbella like the Hotel Melia Don Pepe, the Hotel Puente Romano and the Marbella Club.
Near San pedro are some of Marbella’s most important archaeological sites.
Las Chapas district
Here is one of the Phoenician findings that date back to the 7th century before our era, near the mines of iron from where this mineral was extracted back in ancient times.
Beaches in Marbella
The municipality extends along 27 km. of coast, providing beaches in Marbella with different characteristics; in total there are 24 urban and semi-urban beaches, with varied features that go from fine sand to stones. They are very popular during the strongest months of the summer.
To know more visit our extended guide of Marbella.
How to get to Marbella
Marbella is not very far away from Malaga airport, and there’s even a bus service that connects to this municipality; if, on the other hand, you wish to hire a car in Malaga for your transfer to Marbella, we offer the best prices and the best service
Other option is a transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella, a journey than takes less than 50 minutes.
Tourist information about Marbella:
Town council: Glorieta de la Fontanilla, s/n.
Phone: +34 952 77 14 42.
Official website: marbellaexclusive.com
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