Marbella: Main Sights
Costa's Honey Pot of Glamour and Wealth
Visiting Marbella offers a wide range of attractions, with the city boasting historic architecture and museums, breathtaking scenery and sandy beaches. There is little chance of getting stuck for things to do.
Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings)
The Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo or the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engravings, established in 1992, is located in the old Hospital Bazan in Marbella. It houses exhibitions of engravings and art works by national artists as well as hosting courses in engraving, conferences on art, concerts and drawing competitions.
Paseo Maritimo (City Boardwalk)
For those who fancy a stroll, or just want to watch the world go by, Marbella's famous boardwalk known as the Paseo Maritmo, is more than 10 miles (6 kilometres) long. It offers spectacular coastal views, a number of coffee shops, cafés, restaurants and bars, seafront hotels and seating areas along the coastline and beachfront, and easy access to the sandy beaches.
Plaza de Los Naranjos (Orange Square)
The Plaza de Los Naranjos or Orange Square, situated in the centre of town off of Main Street, is one of the most visited attractions in Marbella. With classical Renaissance-style architecture, the Plaza de Los Naranjos features orange trees, a historic fountain, a chapel dating back to the 1400s, the town hall, and a number of nearby narrow streets and boutique shops.
Plaza de Toros (Bullring)
Bullfighting isn’t a sport for the faint-hearted and is a long-standing tradition in Spain. However, if visitors do not go to watch regular bullfights which are held most weekends, the 10,000-seater Marbella bullring, located on Plaza de Leganitos is definitely worth a visit just to see the wonderful architecture. Many of the area's festivals and events, which include summer concerts are held at this location.
Playa de Linda Vista (Beautiful View Beach)
The Playa de Linda Vista, located in the San Pedro de Alcántara neighbourhood, is one of the most popular beaches in Marbella, thanks to its white sand, and clear water. Watersports are aplenty, windsurfing and jet-skiing to name but a few. There are also two well-positioned beach clubs, and to the north of the beach, there are the historic and interesting ruins of the paleo-Christian Basilica Vega del Mar.