Marbella, an Old Town full of Charm

Marbella is known the world over as one of the classiest and most beautiful holiday and residential tourist destinations in Southern Europe.

Gibraltar view from Marbella
And if you have a property in Marbella, you will surely know that it has everything: beaches and mountains, city and countryside retreats, old world charm and vibrant modern day social scene, cosmopolitan atmosphere and services, multi-culture visitors and residents, and a wonderful climate that offers long summers and short mild winters – and all only a direct flight away from most major European cities. For all this, and much more, Marbella is truly unique amongst European resort towns.

Marbella Old TownMuch of its charm is centred around the old town centre which includes the ancient city walls and the two historical suburbs of the city, the Barrio Alto to the north, and the Barrio Nuevo, to the east, and today it retains practically the same layout as in the 16th century. Noteworthy is the main square called the Plaza de los Naranjos (the Square of the Orange Trees) around which you will find three remarkable buildings: the Marbella Town Hall which was built by the Catholic Monarchs, the Mayor´s House and the Santiago Chapel, which was built before the actual square itself and dates back to the 15th century. Click on Marbella Town to read more about the old town, its buildings of interest and architectural heritage.

Plaza de los Naranjos, MarbellaToday, the way up to the Plaza de los Naranjos and indeed the Plaza itself, is lined with excellent restaurants and bistrots where “al fresco” dining is a delight enjoyed by all during the long Marbella summer months. Take a walk up to the main square and then wander around the narrow cobbled streets, which are full of everyday bustle, sitting against a magnificent historical backdrop: you will not be disappointed!

Mary Dunne

Mary Dunne

Mary Dunne is a highly qualified and experienced real estate broker in Marbella. Holder of a Spanish Realtor license from 1995. In 1996 she completed a Real Estate Management course in Les Heures University Barcelona, and 2005 earned an MBA in Spanish Real Estate Management. She is a member of the GIPE a professional association for qualified Real Estate agents in Spain and registered with the CEPI (European Association of Real Estate Professional.

Properties for sale in Marbella old town

Beachside apartment in Marbella center

This two-bedroom apartment is situated in one of the best locations in Marbella. Large living room with dining area, new fully fitted kitchen, double en-suite master bedroom, twin en-suite bedroom and guest W.C. The huge …

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 154 m² build

1.250.000 Ref. MPA4099

Marbella Centre, 2-bedroom apartment with garage and storage

Here in Marbella downtown on a quiet street, you find this fully renovated 2-bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms en-suite. Walking distance to everything that Marbella has to offer and only 200 meters to the beach. The …

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 91 m² build

399.000 Ref. MPA3888

Mary Dunne

Mary Dunne

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