If you have just arrived into Marbella and are looking to spend your first day exploring the city, then look no further. After travelling from the UK and from Málaga Airport to Marbella, you’ll have needed the first night to relax, but by the next day you will no doubt be ready for the off. |
Here’s a guide to the most notable sights in town.
The Old Town
The heart of Marbella is its 16th century Old Town, and this is the place to absorb the local atmosphere. The spider’s web of charming winding streets is a joy to explore on foot. It is easy to spend a few hours here, wandering the streets and stumbling upon ‘out of the way’ cafes and shops while becoming more familiar with the laid back pace of Spanish life.
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnación
Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, this fabulous church in the Old Town overlooks the Plaza de la Iglesia. The interior of the church is definitely worth a look - with its elaborate arches, golden altar, and stunning life sized statues of saints, is the perfect place to rest, reflect and recharge.
Plaza de los Naranjos
Also in the Old Town, the Plaza de los Naranjos (the Orange Plaza) is one to look out for. Originally designed and built by the Christians in1485, the plaza is surrounded by whitewashed houses typical of the Andalucía region. Orange trees encircle a beautiful Renaissance fountain and, when in blossom, exude a heady scent that fills the square and cafes.
Outside of the Old Town and a short walk across the N-340 is Alameda Park, a beautiful place to take a break. Tropical plants and trees offer welcome shade and are intersected by wide pathways that are lined with intricately tiled Spanish benches.
Avenida del Mar
This pedestrianised promenade leads from the park to the sea and is home to ten striking bronze sculptures, so typical of their creator, Salvador Dalí. These are a real treat for any art lover. There is a shop and art gallery close by too, which sells prints of Dalí’s work and also that of Picasso.
El Trenecito Train Tour
Give the feet a rest and explore some of the town by train. Leaving from Calle del Faro (the lighthouse), which is only 300 meters from the beach end of Avienda del Mar, the hourly trains take you on a 30-minute journey around the town, picking out some of the best attractions, such as the Málaga Bridge and the Represa Park. El Paseo Maritimo
Top your day off with a walk along the Paseo Maritimo. Perfect for an evening stroll, this paved walkway, lined with palm trees and restaurants, starts at Avienda del Mar. A sunset and tapas offer a wonderful way to finish off your day getting to know Marbella.
How To Get to Marbella
Málaga Airport is the ideal arrival airport when heading to Marbella. Monarch, easyJet, Jet2, and other airlines offer great deals on the 3 hour flight to Málaga from London and several other UK cities. Before you arrive, make sure to have your transfer from Málaga Airport to Marbella organised. Book with us at Shuttle Direct and you can look forward to a stress-free, comfortable journey to your final destination. One of my colleagues will meet you on arrival, help with your luggage and get you from Málaga Airport to Marbella, ready to enjoy your holiday.
Book in advance and choose from shared or private vehicles, depending on your requirements and budget. Shared shuttles from Málaga Airport to Marbella cost around £12 per person and our personal door-to-door service starts at around £22 per person, based on two sharing. My team and I take great pride in offering a professional and friendly service, and all for a fixed price too.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable transfer fromMálaga airport to Marbella, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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