Highlights in Marbella

Marbella Old Quarter


Marbella is a thoroughly modern resort town, but a walk through the Casco Antiguo shows that Marbella still retains a hold on its glorious but turbulent past. Here, you could clearly see what an old fishing town would look like. Indeed, the Old Quarter still looks like a traditional Andalucian town by the sea – plazas filled with trees, lovely churches, white washed houses and buildings with elaborate wrought metal railings, Muslim-inspired decoration and cobblestone streets. The center of the Old Quarter is the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square). It is so named because of the many orange trees growing there.

Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

The baroque-style Church of Incarnation (“Iglesia Mayor de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion”) in Marbella was built in 1505 and later (in 1712 and 1756) expanded and modernized by Pedro del Castillo and Salvador Gávez who made the fabulous main facade.



The Alcazaba is a palatial fortification in Málaga, Spain. It was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century. This is the best-preserved alcazaba in Spain. Adjacent to the entrance of the Alcazaba are remnants of a Roman theatre dating to the 1st century BC, which are undergoing restoration. Some of the Roman-era materials were reused in the Moorish construction of the Alcazaba.

Castillo de Gibralfaro

This Castle, built in the 14th. Century to house troops and protect the Alcazaba, is today one of the most visited monuments in Málaga. From its walls, visitors get spectacular views of the city and you can visit the Interpretation Centre to discover the site’s history.

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