Attractions and charming villages of Malaga: Marbella

Casa del Corregidor in Marbella (built in 1552...

Casa del Corregidor in Marbella (built in 1552), Málaga, Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marbella is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the region of the Costa del Sol, 60 km from Malaga airport.

It is a major tourist resort at the international level for its beaches, climate and environment. Celebrities from all over the world have chosen Marbella as their summer residence.

Its origin dates back to Roman times, of which there are numerous archaeological remains; also from the Arab period there are preserved still two towers and walls of the Castle, and of the Christian era the Chapel of Incarnation, the Casa del Corregidor and Hospital San Juan de Dios.

Especially surprising is its charming Old Town dating from the 16th century, which presents a magnificent condition preserving ancient whitewashed houses in the vicinity of the City Hall, with streets and squares with a typical Andalusian style, among which is outstanding the Plaza de los Naranjos, a charming square with orange trees and many terraces and cozy bars.

It is interesting to visit the marina of Puerto Banus with its luxury and elitist atmosphere.

Nearby there are interesting villages, as Ojen in the Sierra de Juanar mountain ranges with its beautiful promenade and Benahavis, a typical village with many restaurants.

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