Favorite thing: The OLD TOWN or CASCO ANTIGUO of Marbella is perhaps the loveliest town in the Costa Del Sol in my opinion. With its narrow picturesque streets, adorned with balconies overflowing with colourful flowers, its many Plazas such as Plaza de la Iglesia, Plaza de los Naranjes, Plaza de la Victoria and Plaza Santo Cristo. There are also many churches and Chapels like Encarnacion Church, Santiago Chapel, San Juan de Dios, and Santo Cristo. Old Town is also blessed with little fountains, beautiful gardens, shops, restaurants and cafe's. It's no wonder it's a delight to walk around and enjoy the Old Town. I know I never got tired of it as I was always "discovering" little nooks and crannies that I hadn't even seen yet.
Favorite thing: Located in the heart of OLD TOWN, the PLAZA DE LOS NARANJOS is without question the most popular Square in Marbella. Surrounding the Square is the Town Hall, the Governor House and the Chapel of Santiago. The Square contains beautiful gardens, Orange trees, Trees with bell-like flowers, a bust of King of Spain Juan Carlos and in the good weather. patio tables set up by the various restaurants in the Square. Just around a corner is a 17th century fountain ( 1704 )
Favorite thing: As you walk through town, you can't help but notice the MANY BEAUTIFUL CHAPELS tucked into the strangest places. You really have to look out for some as they can be quite small or quite large like this one pictured here. This one is the "Chapel of the Holy Sepulcher" or Capilla Santo Sepulcro dedicated in 1994. It is really quite magnificent.
Favorite thing: As you walk through the Old Town of Marbella, you will come across theMOORISH CASTLE. It is quite a sight to see and is amazingly in good shape, although it has gone through different stages of repair over the years. It is the only one conserved from the Muslim era.
Located in the center of the Old Town and the heart of the community is the CHURCH OF THE ENCARNACION or Iglesia de la Encarnacion.
The most beautiful church in Marbella, Construction was began in 1618 and built in the Baroque style. Thestructure is a Basilica type with three naves.
The portal is stone and is Rococo style. It also boasts a beautiful Belltower.
Unfortunately the building was ravaged by fire and many precious artifacts were damaged or destroyed. As much as possible it is restored to its original beauty.
Favorite thing: One of my favourite things to do, is to look up at the many BEAUTIFUL BALCONIES spread throughout the Old Town of Marbella. You are sure to see colorful potted flowers and ornate iron railings. They sure add to the charm of the Old Town. One of the extra photos features a Dog looking through the balcony. How cute is that!
Marbella is a very clean city. It take care about all the little details that have the difference between a city and another. One of this facts is something as the rubbish containers, at least in old town. They are very nice and elegant, as you can see, all of them made in wood and metal. If it wasn't like that, I'll not mention it in my tourist web!
Marbella es una cudad muy limpia. Tiene en cuenta todos los pequeños detalles que hacen la diferencia entre una ciudad y otra. Una de estas cosas son los contenedores de basura, al menos los del casco antiguo. Son muy bonitos y elegantes, como puedes ver, todos ellos de madera y metal. Si no fuera asá, ¡no los incluiría en mi web de turismo!
It's very easy to strool and visit all the interesting places in the old town because of the tile city maps placed on different walls in the area. One way of another, if you are searching for more information you can go to one of the tourist office information. There is one in "Plaza de los Naranjos", next to the Town Hall and one more under the Marbella's Arch, at the city entrance.
Es muy facil pasear por el centro histórico y visitar todos los lugares de interés gracias a los planos de azulejos que están colocados en diferentes paredes de la zona. De todas maneras, si buscas más información puedes ir a alguna de las oficinas de información turística. Hay una en la plaza de los Naranjos, junto al Ayuntamiento, y otra más bajo el Arco de Marbella, en la entrada de la ciudad.
The sculpture of the reclining Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, is the main theme in the CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SEPULCHER. The sculpture is the work of Ricardo Ribera-Martinez from Seville.
In the background is "Our Lady of Major Sorrow" and is the work of Jose' Duenas-Rosales of Malaga.
Favorite thing: If you get the chance, you really must go inside the Church of the Encarnacion. It really is magnificent. The church is filled with statues, sculptures and paintings. The Madonna is overlooking the ornate altar.
Favorite thing: Another thing I found interesting in Marbella and other towns in Spain, are the BEAUTIFUL TILES that are spread throughout the Town. You really have to look out for them, as they are usually on the walls of the white-washed buildings and usually describe everything from street names, to restaurants and shops. The one pictured here displays a scene for Farmacia Espejo.
Favorite thing: One of the most picturesque areas of the Old Town is the RINCON DE LA VIRGEN. It is located at the corner of Calle Virgen de los Dolores and Calle Virgen de los Remedios. A small statue of Our Lady overlooks the street and is surrounded by cascading flowers and colourful balconies.
Our first though, when we first hear about Marbella is rich people, expensive yachts and cars.
But we do not imagine that this city exists from the 1600 BC. The Romans founded a village called Salduba (that’s why many urbanisation’s and schools have this name). The actual old town has been constructed over the old Romans ruins.
Around the 711 when the Muslims came to Spain, Salduba converted in Marbil-la a prosper Mediterranean city, until the 1485 that the Catholic kings reconquered the city and the actual layout of Marbella was design with its churches, bigger houses and it is said that the actual name of Marbella comes from this time.
Fondest memory: .
This is what the writing said.
Our Lady of Major Sorrow is the work of Jose Duenas -Rosales,of Malaga.
It was blessed on the 10 th of February in 1966 and it replaces a former sculpture dated early XIX th century.I was donated by Mrs Araceli Lopez Roldan in 1960.
It originated at the Church of the Capuchin Friars of Cordoba.
This work now presides over the board room
of the Brotherhood on the first floor.
This again is what it said on the writing.
The sculpture of the lying Christ in front of you is the work of Ricardo Ribera-Martinez from Seville.
It was walked in procession for the first time in 1985,substituting the sculpture donated by the Marbella City Hall in 1953.
the City Hall is honorary Brother Major of the
holy Sepulchre .