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About Marbella

Marbella is a town in the Spanish province of Malaga, well known for its high spending tourists. It has a with a population of 150,000.

Although the city’s population has increased very significantly in recent decades, Marbella has origins that date back over a thousand years. In fact the city still retains some of the streets that were created during the Middle Ages, when the city was under Muslim jurisdiction.

In its beginnings, the city subsisted by fishing and agriculture, and over time this grew in importance, especially during the seventeenth century with the introduction of sugar cane cultivation.

In the early 19thC, blast furnaces in Marbella were of vital importance, with over 70% of Spain’s cast iron production coming from the city. After this great prosperity, Marbella suffered a downturn in blast furnace activity, forcing a resumption of farming and fishing as the main sources of income.

With the advent of the 20thC, Marbella made its first venture into being a tourist destination and prior to 1920 the city already has its first hotels. However it is predominantly from the 50s when the city celebrated the start of the big change that would dramatically increase its population year after year. It would eventually become a major tourist centre, attracting numerous celebrities, many of whom ended up residing in the city, consecrating Marbella as a popular destination for wealthy, high profile personalities from around the world.

Here are some of the most important places of the city:

Old Town

The historic area of ​​the city retains much of the original 16thC. structure, in particular, the Plaza de los Naranjos, one of the main meeting points, with other notable buildings being The Town Hall, the Ermita de Santiago and the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation.

Golden Mile

The Golden Mile is the nickname of the area where most of shops, houses and top flight hotels are located. The Golden Mile extends over four kilometres from Puerto Banus.

Puerto Banus

The marina of Marbella is known for its exclusivity and is located in the Nueva Andalucía district. The port was opened in 1970, attended by personalities such as Roman Polanski, Grace Kelly, Hugh Hefner, Julio Iglesias, the Prince of Monaco and the then Prince of Spain Juan Carlos. Since then Puerto Banus has become one of the most exclusive locations throughout Spanish territory, being the 4th marina with the world's most expensive mooring, in excess of 2000 € a day!


In the 27 kilometers of coastline which embraces Marbella, you can find a total of 24 beaches, most of them of golden sand, with texture varying considerably from one beach to another. They also have a low wave swell, thus ideal for all the family. The most outstanding beaches are Artola, Cabopino, Venus, Fontanilla, Puerto Banus and San Pedro Alcantara.

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Gran Melia Don Pepe


C/. Jose Melia, S/n, 29602 - Marbella

Gran Melia Don Pepe is situated in Marbella town and offers its guests accommodation with all facilities. It is within walking distance of Playa de Fontanilla.

H10 Andalucia Plaza - Adults Only


Urb Nueva Andalucia, 29660 - Marbella

H10 Andalucia Plaza - Adults Only is a 4-star Marbella hotel located in Puerto Banus. The hotel offers high quality facilities.

NH San Pedro


Calle Jerez, 1, San Pedro de Alcantara, 29670 - Marbella

Located near the Centro Plaza 3 star hotel offers functional and welcoming accommodation.

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