Marbella

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Marbella is known as a glamorous resort town and is a favourite location with the rich and famous, boosted by foreign residents who are seduced by the lifestyle. Marbella is a largely safe area to live, and has numerous international schools with an excellent standard of education for children from all countries. It is also a popular area for those looking for somewhere to spend their golden years, with reliable and professional care services for the elderly, as well as excellent hospitals.

Marbella is famous throughout the world for its glitzy image and glamorous night life.  Many of the exclusive venues are located in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile.  many visitors who come to Marbella  come to party, and there is no shortage of late night bars, music bars and night clubs and restaurants.

Marbella is famous throughout the world for its glitzy image and glamorous night life.  Many of the exclusive venues are located in Puerto Banus and on the Golden Mile.  many visitors who come to Marbella  come to party, and there is no shortage of late night bars, music bars and night clubs and restaurants.

Marbella is known as the playground of Europe’s rich and famous. If the Costa del Sol was conceived as Europe’s Florida, then Marbella is its Miami. Situated between Malaga and Gibraltar, this exclusive resort is where numerous international celebrities and royalty relocate for the summer, hiding out in private villas and exclusive five-star hotels, or on their luxury yachts.

You can find all the top designer emporiums here – Gucci, Versace, D&G, Dior – but it also has a pretty, well-preserved casco antiguo (old town) with Plaza de los Naranjos at its heart, and historic buildings, including a Moorish fort, and Roman remains (columns and a bridge).

Marbella is heaven for foodies, with plenty of Michelin stars shining on its eating establishments. The life of colourful entrepreneur Jesus Gil y Gil seems too far-fetched to have been real. A mild climate is one of Marbella’s main attractions.

La Alameda

The Alameda park in Marbella is situated between the seafront and the old quarter, it’s a place where we’ll be able to go for a pleasant walk and relax while we enjoy a natural environment created since the 17th century, when they planted here the botanical species that we’ll find today.

Avenida del Mar

Avenida del Mar is a modern urban square, rather than a green park linking  La Alameda park with the Paseo Marítimo (Seafront promenade).  It is adorned with fountains, pergolas, and a collection of sculptures by Salvador Dalí. The square is lined with shaded seating beside the ponds and fountains and there is plenty of room to walk around the works to fully enjoy them. The square is flanked by a number of cafes and taps bars.

 

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Parque de la Constitución

Parque de la Constitución, a large city park was built in the 1950´s just out of the town centre, minutes walk from the beach. It is especially tranquil and was once the garden of a private residence. Parque de la Constitución is one of the most visited parks in Marbella. The park has an amphitheatre that is ocassionally used for outdoor concerts and plays in the summer season, the anphitheatre is beautiful example of traditional Andalucian architecture, pay special attention to the arches and the tiling. the building is also the location, since 2000, of the Conservatorio de Música y Danza de Marbella (Marbella music conservatory).

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Shopping

Marbella is a shopper’s paradise with its many hypermarkets, supermarkets, designer boutiques, Interior Design stores and also smaller back street shops where you will be able to find clothing, home ware, souvenirs, gourmet goodies and much more. As long as you remember that the smaller stores in particular will close for siesta at 2pm-5pm and that most shops are not open on Sunday, you can pretty much shop all day until 10pm in Marbella.

Marbella Culture

Marbella Culture is made of several museums, significant archaeological heritages and a cultural calendar with all year round events. There are many secret’s to Marbella that many don’t know about, like the man and the mermaid carved in the tree in front of the Marbella Club Hotel.

The arts scene in Marbella is now very well developed, having some top art galleries and art museums. These include the popular Municipal Exposition Gallery (Galeria Municipal de Exposiciones) and the Casa Grande gallery, both of which attract a range of changing exhibitions by artists from all over the world.

Starlite Festival attracts famous people from the world of business, culture, sport and politics. After seven editions, this festival is consolidating as one of the longest, with over 46 days of concerts. It has managed to become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Marbella by lovers of good music, entertainment and gastronomy at the highest level.

 Family life

The Spanish are very big on family. Spanish families normally eat lunch or dinner together daily and those who no longer live at home normally return on the weekends for a big family meal. Traditional Spanish food is served and meals can last for several hours.

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But food is a hugely important part of southern Spain. The Mediterranean diet was recently recognised as being part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. It is so reasonably priced in Marbella and most parts of Andalucia. Spain’s chefs are widely acknowledged as being among the best in the world.

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