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Marbella Old Quarter

Pl. Jose Palomo, 29601 Marbella, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 49 Attractions in Marbella
Type: Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Traveler Description: Fantastic day or night. Day time shopping  is its best here wondering around the cobbled old streets, stumbling onto old churches and people. Orange... more »
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Preston, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Marbella old town is the complete opposite to the Marbella you see on the front, no high rises, no burger bars, the old town is a maze of little streets leading to hidden courtyards, squares, cobbled side alleys with tiny boutique style shops. Walk up the hill to the castle, then find the plaza da los naranjos ( square of... More

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Inverness, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Having walked down some of the main streets and traffic routes, it was a very pleasant surprise when we followed a sign directing us to the Orange Square, finding ourselves in the old Quarter. It was beautiful, exceptionally clean, all the buildings painted in traditional white, and with flowers and bougainvillea shrubs everywhere in a mass of different colours. No... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We like old church, museums, shops, restaurants. We spend a wonderfull day. Not dificult to do by walking

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Marbella, Spain
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113 reviews 113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is a compact, exceptionally clean 10 block area with back alleys, boutique stores, bars and restaurants that is a pleasure just to browse. You may feel lost but since you are on the side of a hill, just keep going downhill when you want to get reoriented and you will end up on Marbella's main street about two blocks... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Up from the busy main shopping area of Marbella, you come on narrow cobblestone streets, with a wonderful array of tiny boutiques and little cafes and bars. You could easily spend a couple of hours wandering through this piece of history. At the centre is Orange Square which is amazing. Restaurants galore, catering to all tastes and budgets. Definitely worth... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Yeah, there's a nice square and a nice church. And some boutiquey style galleries and clothes shops. Worth a look if you're in the area but the cultural attractions of Marbella are a bit limited compared to the real jewels of Andalucia i.e. Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba.

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Manchester, England.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The narrow streets of the old town give it a charm way beyond the razmatazz of the sea front restaurants. Better value restaurants off the main squares. La Tasca was brilliant value.

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Such a change from staying in the hotels near the boulevard and this pitoresque old town, not more than 250 yards from the beach. Some very good restaurant, moslly small with very good foot and service. Also some small hotels and shops.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You must go here when you visit Marbella and take a few hours to walk around and get lost in the streets. Go to Orange Square and the church and have a lovely day there. The Flamenco show is great and there are many restaurants to choose from.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely old town feel and brilliant restaurant, cafes and shopping. Beautiful churches and quiet squares so something for everyone. Open late so don't miss out!

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