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This old neighborhood is full of romance, with narrow, winding cobblestone streets: great for evening strolls.
Pl. Jose Palomo, 29601, Marbella, Spain
+34 952 76 87 60
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All reviews narrow streets orange squash orange trees churros tapas the main square shops and restaurants lovely shops every corner wander around watch the world worth a visit couple of hours great atmosphere people watching maze stroll
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the place which must be visited if are going to stay in Marbella. Cozy, traditional and beautiful.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Old town Marbella is a gem. Set back from the sea it is a beautiful network of small roads with local shops and restaurants Well worth taking time to walk around

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a walk through the old quater at night. This is a must. The whole place comes alive. There are so many restaurants to choose from and the atmosphere is amazing

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Desgam
Reviewed 5 days ago

A small area of narrow alleyways and open courtyards, with bars, restaurants and shops. Gives a real feel of Old time Spain, well worth a visit, even if its just for a mooch around.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tyke9
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best bits of Marbella to see this area is a must to visit with great bars and restaurants to spend a few hours in

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Simoninbolton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The old town is quaint and full of narrow streets with shops, cafes and houses to see. The plaza des naranjas is lovely.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Sambagirl51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love Old Town Marbella. The shopping is great—children, women’s dresses, shoes, art and souvenirs!! Don’t miss Orange Square. Many, many delicious restaurants from churros to tapas to full meals. Our friend bought her mother of the bride dress here.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Gardener2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was cold when we visited and the old town was quiet which we loved. We popped into the main church which was beautiful and sat in ‘orange square’ drinking sangria in the sunshine. There are lots of cobbled little steers with tiny boutiques and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank themanstar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for a walk around. Some lovely boutique shops. Old buildings with their Spanish colours give it an authentic feel.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank richardoh192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very charming area, a must visit if you are in Marbella. Full of culture and history, don't miss out on the churros and chocolate at the Orange square.

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank JennyGr6
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Eugenia A
August 7, 2018|
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Response from boodybah | Reviewed this property |
Try the public paid parking: 17,, Calle Juan Ramón Jiménez, 11, 29601 Marbella, Málaga, Spain
July 25, 2018|
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Response from paulmM1995MD | Reviewed this property |
The L79 bus from Puerto banus to Marbella old town takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic, it's 9 stops and costs €1.2 per person each way. It's a nice scenic route into the old town to. The cost of a cab is between... More
May 23, 2018|
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Response from Cedar32 | Reviewed this property |
According to Google Maps, 22 minutes on foot.
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London, United Kingdom
Lisbon Old Quarter - where to stay ? Alfama or Barrio Alto? (7 Replies)
Your opinions please. Will need to take a taxi from the airport to B&B or Hotel. Plus any good value - bed and breakfast or hotel recommendations please.
January 25, 2016|
Response fromgojibes|
alfama is the old ,local quarter with fado restaurants and other rstaurants.Some places in Alfama are stairs and narrow streets where no cars come. .Bairro alto is more cosmopoliet and with the night life quarter with hundred bares,restaurants. where you want to stay and how much you want to pay. metro station santa apolonia is near Alfama.You could take the taxi in centrum of Lisbon.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Bus from Fuengirola to Marbella (13 Replies)
We are planning a day trip from Mijas to Marbella so will be arriving on the bus from Fuengirola. We want to have a wander around the small winding streets in Marbella, which I take it is the Old Quarter. Can anyone tell me where to get off the bus to make sure we get to this area?
May 12, 2013|
Response fromCeejayblue|
You get the M220 bus to Marbella, as the bus is entering the main bit of the town look to the left for a square with lots of trees and a fountain in and where the horse drawn carriages stand. You get off at the next stop (on the other side of the road to the square) which is near a Farmacia. There is a little alley way just near to the bus stop that leads into Orange Square (make sure you get there before siesta as all the shops (not bars and restaurants) close up for the afternoon). To get...More
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Ship tour to Guggenheim Museum, etc. or do on our own? (1 Reply)
Our cruise ship is stopping in Bilbao for one day, and we are torn between taking the ship's 5 hour tour "Old Bilbao with Guggenheim Museum" (stops at Artxanda Hill, Guggenheim Museum, guided walk around the Old Quarter, etc.), or venturing out on our own. I believe the cost of the tour is $92 Canadian. I would appreciate anyone's thoughts and/or suggestions that will help us make a decision. Thanks so much!
August 24, 2015|
Response fromBennyMalaga|
devon: The ship tour is the only guaranteed way to get back to your ship on time.