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Marbella Old Quarter

Pl. Jose Palomo, 29601 Marbella, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 48 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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Waterford, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This year I noticed more bars and restaurants have opened up, a good sign. Didn't have time to eat anywhere but I'll return again. It's touristy but quite authentic too, when I visited here in off season with fewer tourists, the menus and welcome was still the same. Worth a visit and a coffee at least.

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Eastern Norway, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a really charming place. Lots of small streets, lovely colourfull flowers everywhere, lots of restaurants to choose from.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit if in Marbella - Lots of shops, bars, restaurants in and around the Old Town area all in narrow streets and squares which are all worth a walk through.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

And found by a complete accident! Awesome small roads with the locals being warm and welcome. . But something says you probably shouldn't drive these roads.. Nice foods and boutique shops.. seems like the place to be!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is what Marbella is all about. Yes it may have great beaches and a "Golden Mile" and be close to the uber-rich in Puerto Banus, but the Old Town is the fascinating part. Lots of shops, bars, restaurants but all in narrow streets and squares, ideal for people watching. Don't miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Follow your sat nav into the centre of Marbella and you end up alongside this awesome rainforest in the middle of the city. You can make your way to the coast where you can hire a subbed from €4 per bed or head in the opposite direction to the most gorgeous traditional streets with flowers everywhere. The square is great... More

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went to Marbella out of season so I imagine it was much quieter than usual. The narrow streets are lined with trees where flowers hang from balconies. I didn't go into any of the shops as I don't think they were open. It is a very pretty place to take pictures. I think it took about an hour to... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was very quaint but it is not a big area; many shops to buy souvenirs and some native crafts and some small restaurants. the cathedrals were very pretty as well some of the small streets; I think it can all be seen in half a day at most, once you add stops to the various shops.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We walked around the old town Marbella on a Sunday afternoon because we had been told so much about it. I would say that it was "ok." We've traveled a lot, and for sure the old town is quaint and has some nice Spanish "old town" architecture and cobbled streets, etc, but it wasn't as wowing as it had been... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

marbella old quarter is defo worth a look, orange square nice to visit for a glass or 2 and watch the workd go round! there are horse and carriage rides which take you round the main area dor 20 euros, good way to see the area and rest your legs!!!!

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