Marbella Old Town

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Marbella Old Town
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This old neighborhood is full of romance, with narrow, winding cobblestone streets: great for evening strolls.
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itp481
Marbella, Spain29 contributions
Aug 2019
Large, enjoyable cities like New York City or Barcelona take a long time to understand and explore. There are so many spots and neighborhoods in large cities. However, if you wish to get the excitement of a complex but smaller place go to the Old Town of Marbella. It has ancient walls, churches and streets. It has fine outdoor eating and shopping. The Orange Square in the middle of the Old Town is not to be missed. Go there in the late afternoon for a jarra (pitcher) of sangria. Fortunately they no longer use as much liquor in the sangria. Twenty years ago it would be hard to walk after a couples of jarras! After visiting the narrow streets of the Old Town, walk across the main boulevard toward the Mediterranean. Walk through the "new" plaza with at least 10 Dali statues. As you walk down to the beach, turn right and you will find some of the best restaurants and tapas places in Spain. If you have spent enough time in the Old Town you should be nearing sunset. This is now the time for eating and socializing!
Written January 26, 2020
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PFTraveller62
Eastleigh, UK850 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Park in The Avicenna De Mar Parking (underground) and walk across the road into another world. The old town is simply fabulous but explore the streets away from the Orange square and enjoy the sights. The small shops in the alleyways tend to close between 3-5pm. Don’t forget to visit the Olive Oil shop near the main square. Simply a gorgeous place to walk around.
Written September 24, 2021
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Des R
Dublin, Ireland41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
*New Year Trip
We have been in and passed through Marbella on many occasions and felt that there was nothing really to see, it was ok, but nothing to recommend to others.
How wrong were we.......
..... There is so much to Marbella that we had simply missed. Ended up in Orange Square and this time we loved it. Yes, we did find some of the restaurant staff very abrupt and lacking in some good customer service skills, but that didn't take from our overall experience there.
The little, narrow side streets were amazing and easy to just get lost in ( in a good way)
Great atmosphere from Orange Square right down to the marina, where again there are plenty of bars and restaurants that were busy. Lots closed too due to the time of year
Will definitely be returning to spend a few hours in Marbella as it really is a hidden gem, once you open your eyes 👀
Written February 2, 2020
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FranM
Toronto, Canada145 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
My husband found this on Trip Advisor. It was my least favourite “hotel” in this trip. I can’t really call it a hotel as there is no reception and no staff when you arrive. There are three rooms. You need to scan your passport on your cell phone before you arrive on an app they send you. When you arrive you have to call the number that was sent. It didn’t work at first. Finally we got through and were given instructions on how to get in. We had a two bedroom apartment and it was nice enough but the second bedroom has no privacy as it opens onto the living room kitchen. There was no soap or toiletries in one of the bathrooms. They did leave water, a bottle of cava, some beer and pop which was a nice touch. The wifi does not work so don’t expect it to. The hot water kept going off while we showered so we had cold showers at times. It was also very noisy and this was January. We heard the garbage, bottles rattling and people talking loudly outside until late into the night and very early in the morning. Also be prepared to carry your luggage up a lot of stairs.
Written January 12, 2020
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Ivo Carneiro De Sousa
Macau, China146 contributions
Aug 2019
Don't visit the old Marbella center in August. It is too crowded, too noisy, and the restaurants in the area will abuse your excessive demand for a lack of places. Everything is excessively expensive, including countless souvenirs made in China. One cannot appreciate the beauty of the area, the old churches and walls, the narrow streets, and traditional squares. You don't understand and feel the historical legacy of the place, and almost everything turns into a commodity for tourists. We were with our children, and they felt tired, unable to enjoy the cultural diversity of the place. Perhaps we will return on another date in Winter or Fall.
Written March 11, 2020
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PMV
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,180 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
The old town is the only part of Marbella which is really nice to visit, it has a lot of charm with its typical architecture, narrow pedestrian streets with cafes, restaurants, boutiques and monuments. It is quite small, so it can be visited in a couple of hours. It is the upper part of the town.
Written October 13, 2020
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Ackworth
Nottingham, UK100 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Clearly this area is worth a visit when in Marbella. Lovely, quaint streets plazas and alleys brightly coloured with an abundance of very good eateries serving terrific tapas, wonderful wine without excessive prices. The sun helps too!
Written March 5, 2020
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Doug
Glasgow, United Kingdom50 contributions
Feb 2020
Fantastic to wander around and some great eating places. Drinks and food are reasonably priced. At Easter the Semina Santa is a fantastic spectacle even if you are not religious. Great streets for pictures.
Written February 17, 2020
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Theo V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands684 contributions
Dec 2021
Nice place to visit for half a day. Many small shops. Of course my wife shopped. We both also bought a nice wooden plate, painted in bright colors. Radiating lightness and sun energy :) We had some Tapas, OK.
Written January 20, 2022
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Richard G
427 contributions
Oct 2019
Old Town in Marbella is a great place to explore, shop, and dine while in Marbella. There is a warren of little lanes but the area is very easy to navigate. There will be crowds especially in the peak holiday season but we really enjoyed wandering around and having lunch.
Written January 31, 2020
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