Marbella Travel Guide
Capilla de Santiago - Plaza de los Naranjos. The small Chapel of Santiago was built in 1485 shortly after the reconquest from the Moors. It that has recently been renovated, inside it houses some of the religious icons that are carried through the streets by the brotherhoods during the Easter processions.
Museum of Spanish Contemporary Engravings - This building was once the residential palace of the Mayor, Don Alonso de Baz'n who later donated it to the town to serve as a hospital for the poor. The building is now a museum. The museum is the first of its type in Spain and exhibits works by Picasso; Mir'; Tapies; Chillida; and many other famous painters.
Casco Antiguo - The old town is not to be missed when in Marbella. It has been preserved and still looks like what an Andalucian town on the sea would look like: white washed buildings with ornately curved iron railing; Muslim style decoration; beautiful churches and plazas full of orange trees. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets and get lost in the past, while checking out the old castle ruins and churches.
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Marbella Parks & Gardens
La Alameda - In the centre of town. The gardens at this plaza in the centre of town are filled with a range of beautiful tropical plants. This is a great place to relax and take a break from sightseeing, while doing some people watching. You can also book a horse carriage ride, which takes you on a sightseeing trip through town.
Nagueles Park - just out of town. This outstanding park is situated at the foot of the Sierra Blanca Mountain, and has amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can take a stroll along some of the paths and admire the beautiful plants in the park. There are also picnic facilities available, which are excellent for having lunch in the country.
Marbella Restaurants and Bars
La Tartana - In the centre of town. This is restaurant is one of the best in town and is highly recommended. They serve a wide range of traditional Spanish dishes at very reasonable prices. It is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
La Tricicleta - Located on a small street in Old Town Marbella. Here you can dine on a small rooftop terrace with parachute canopies surrounded by pot plants. The interior decorations are very interesting, no effort has been wasted in providing an interesting atmosphere and ambience. This is one of the best places in town to sample some local cuisine.
Santiago - Duque de Ahumada 5. This is the best place in town to go for seafood, and it is very popular with locals and tourists. They serve a wide range Spanish inspired seafood dishes, one of the most popular is seafood salad, garnished with lobster; shrimp; crabmeat and served with a sharp sauce. There is also a tapas bar located at the entrance, which is great for a quick snack.
Marbella Bars & Clubs
La Comedia - In the centre of town. This is a fun nightclub and is popular amongst the locals from Marbella and San Pedro. They play a variety of music from hip-hop to pop to Reggae to Spanish to Techno. This is a great place to go and have fun, while mixing with the locals.
Ana Maria - Plaza del Santo Cristo 4-5. This is the best flamenco club in town, and it is very popular with locals and tourists. This is a great place to go if you're looking to have some fun and party all night long. There are singers; dancers; and musicians that perform a range of flamenco and poular songs to keep the party going.
Bar El Estrecho - Calle San Lazaro, Old Town. This is one of the most popular bars in the Old Town, and it is frequented by a mixed crowd of locals and tourists. This is a great place to sit back, have a few drinks and meet some new people. They serve a wide range of Spanish wines from all over the country.
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