Since we were in Torremolinos, we also wanted to visit the famous city of Marbella.
Marbella is about a 30 minute drive from Torremolinos. The trip along the coast is fantastic. If you want, you can stop by and get to know Mijas and Fuengirola for example.
Marbella is known all over the world for its 27km of beaches in the Mediterranean, mansions and golf courses and for the west of the city that is called La Milla de Oro (Gold Mile) with the great and prestigious nightclubs, the amazing houses that end in the marina of Puerto Banus, full of the largest luxury yachts and surrounded by luxury shops and sophisticated bars.
Marbella is truly a luxury beach area.
Parking on the street in Marbella is practically impossible. There are many Parkings, but they are all very expensive. We recommend and it was where we parked, El Molino Parking.
Despite its giant promenade, where you have several shops, bars and restaurants along the various beaches, you have the old or historic center that deserves a visit with some free time available.
The old center was once a fishing village and still maintains these characteristics, with very narrow streets, alleys, white houses and streets full of colorful flowers.
You will also find many tapas bars, renowned restaurants and craft shops that mix with the branded ones.
For us, one of the most pleasant programs to do on a day in Marbella is to walk aimlessly through the streets of the old town and discover small shops and hidden corners.
If you can't see where the old center is located, search for Plaza de los Naranjos, it is the main street and also one of the ideal places to sit on one of the several terraces.
Other places you can visit in Marbella are the castle walls, Playa Venus, very close to the historic center, Alameda Park which is one of the green areas of Marbella and the Avenida del Mar, where you can find sculptures by Salvador Dali.
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