There are so many ways to have fun in Marbella that you’ll probably want to come back every year, and whenever you’re not in Marbella you may be wishing you were there. No matter where you travel in Marbella, you have to realize that it all starts with Old Town.
Old Town is characterized by the ruins of the old Arab Wall, a holdover from the days that the city was under Islamic rule over five centuries ago. The focal point of Old Town is Orange Square, also centuries old and the location of three historical landmarks, the old governor’s house, the St. James Chapel (Ermita de Santiago) and town hall. You’ll want to have your cameras out to snap shots of the breathtaking gardens, the orange trees that give Orange Square its name, and the bust of King Juan Carlos I, which rests above a plaque proudly announcing (translated):“To H.M. the King John Charles I, guaranteeing of the Spanish people constitutional liberties." These structures and the bust were erected after the Spaniards retook the city in the late 15th century. Just being around Old Town makes you feel like a part of history.
The Marbella Experience
What’s great about Marbella is the way it mixes the old and the new. Marbella features modern cuisine, hot night spots, and 21st century luxuries, with top of the line luxury cars zipping through the streets, high-priced yachts on the water and celebrities from first-run movies and current Super Bowl champions walking the streets. At the same time you have the old world glory of Old Town, with centuries of Spanish history still standing for you to view and experience. If you haven’t already, on your next Marbella trip make the effort to explore these two cultural time periods side-by-side. You’ll be glad you did.
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