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Marbella Old Quarter

Address: Pl. Jose Palomo, 29601 Marbella, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 28 Attractions in Marbella
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This old neighborhood is full of romance, with narrow, winding cobblestone streets: great for...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: This old neighborhood is full of romance, with narrow, winding cobblestone streets: great for evening strolls.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely to walk around in the evening, loads of small interesting restaurants tucked away in the maze of tiny streets. Great atmosphere, and a mix of tourists and locals.

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london, UK
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I'm always surprised to find how lovely and down to earth the old town is, given the place's reputation for brashness. The shops are many, varied and unpretentious. The old orange square is lovely and the streets behind the nicest bit of all, with cheaper restaurant prices and cute architecture. It's easy to get absorbed in the atmosphere and get... More 

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Toronto
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You can't miss it. It's like go back in time to 1800's but with a lot of new things. Get lost in the streets and enjoy it. Also in front of it you have a beautiful park with a huge fountain that change the color of the water (great to see at night). It's also VERY VERY safe !

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
21 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Such free 'attractions' seem harder to rate than restaurants. They are static and consistent, unlike a restaurant visit, and 'are what they are'. You don't even need to worry about value for money. Every 'holiday town' seems to have it's 'old quarter', whether it's authentic, or recently created to simulate such, and if you were parachuted into one, you'd struggle... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I went to Marbella as part of an exercise to see if I wanted to settle there. House prices have plummeted in recent years and there are a number of TV programs and internet advertisements for 'exotic villas' in the sun. Well, who would not want that? I had hired a car from Malaga airport and intended to spend the... More 

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Rhone, France
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138 reviews 138 reviews
30 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

After endless miles of spoilt coastline and taudry towns along Spain's Mediterranean sea, Marbella retains some style and quality. The jewel in the crown is Marbella old town which, while sure it's a bit of a tourist trap, but then so's the whole of this coast so one should not be surprised. The old town still retains it's charm and... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very pretty, lovely old streets and bijou shops. Prices in the bars in Plaza des Los Naranjos a bit steep.

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Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A beautiful area where you can lose yourself and easily get lost in the myriad of small streets and unique shops selling clothes, arts and crafts and leather goods. Even if you are only out for stroll or just window shopping it's worth spending a couple of hours here, especially when the shops re-open after the siesta at around 5.00pm.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I liked being able to park nearby but I have been to nicer places. The shops were all the same. Clothes shops that were too expensive. I did like the little coffee shop which sold lots of cakes just down form the car park. the coffee was really nice and it had unusual cakes and biscuits in.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I walked around for several hours taking in the old world charm of this pretty place. Plenty of shops to look in, many not expensive, with some nice little bars and eating places as well, if you go to Marbella or Puerto Banus do not miss the old town, it is well worth a visit!

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