Old Town, Marbella
The Old town of Marbella is a very pleasant place to wander around. Every corner has its special suprise for you. Either a tiny square of a wonderfull display of bougainville.
Also the streets are crowded with shops, it looked like every other shop was a shoe shop.
Walking through the narrows streets of Marbella's Old Town,you will find lots of small and nice restaurants,souvenirs shops,and a few very interesting places to stop and see.Also there are lots of flowers everywhere,the old town looks beautiful in Spring and Summertime especially.
This is the balcony of Virgen de Los Dolores,it is located in a small square at the end of one of numerous narrow streets in the Old Town,this place it is a very nice place to have a rest and take some nice pictures.
If you still walking by the Old Town of Marbella,don't forget to visit this nice place: IGLESIA DE LA ENCARNACION ( Encarnacion Church) also located in a small square in the old town fo the city.This is the most beautiful church in Marbella,the construction of building began in 1.618 and was finished on 18 century.It is in Baroque Style and you can take some nice pics of the exterior of the church,and if you are lucky enough maybe you can take some pics of the interior of the church-
This is a view of the belltower.
Is situated at the heart of the old town and is the most popular square in Marbella. Is sourrounded by houses and three buildings, the town hall, the governors house and the chapel of santiango. In front to the city hall is the garden full of beautiful flowers, orange trees and a bust of king Juan carlos I king of Spain. Just at the end of nueva street, where the square begins there is a beatiful fountains which dates from the year 1504.
La plaza de los naranjos esta en el corazon del casco antiguo. Esta rodeada de casas y de 3 edificios destacables: el ayuntamiento, la casa del gobernador y la capilla de santiago. Frente al ayuntamiento se encuentran los jardines llenos de flores, naranjos y un busto del rey Juan Carlos I. Al final de calle nueva, donde empieza la plaza encuentras una fuente que data del ano 1504.
Walking on calle San juan de Dios you vill find this beautiful chapel at the end of the street.
Caminando por la calle San Juan de Dios encontraras esta capilla del mismo nombre al final de la calle.
Is one of the most beautiful of the province of Malaga. Walking through its narrows streets and visiting small chapels, squares, museums, boutiques, you discover a different Marbella to all that you heard before about it.
El casco antiguo de Marbella es uno de los mas bonito que hay en la provincia de Malaga. Caminando entre sus calles estrechas visitando las capillas, plazas, museos y boutiques, descubres una Marbella diferente a todo lo que hayas escuchado anteriomente
During my first visit to Marbella,I didn't had the chance to see this beautiful Old Town.Many of Vt'ers from the meeting,joined this nice stroll,including me,we all did a very nice walked tour in the Old Town with two very nice and experts tour guides: Carmen,and especially Stace,he knows right now a lot about the history of the city and he was explaining us many of the places and bulidings during all our stroll in the old town,it was very nice and interesting.Thanks Stace for your explanations!!!.
The Meeting point was the fountain located at La Alameda Park.
This is a picture taken at Marbella's Town Hall,it is located in a small square called PLaza de los Naranjos, (Orange trees Square),you can go inside and take a look,there is a nice sculpture collection and sometimes there are some nice expositions inside.In one corner of the building,you will find also a Tourist Information point,as you can see clearly in my picture,so if you need any information,maps or anything about the city,this is your place!.
This is a picture taken at the Moorish Castle of Marbella,it is located on top of a hill in the Old Town too,I don't know if can be visited because we didn't had the time to do it during the walking tour-But is looks very nice and it is very well conserved.If you have the time you can make some nice pictures to the city from the top.
Walking by the Old Town of Marbella,you'll find a few nice little squares like the one in my picture.This is another nice place to stop if you are tired to walk too much and seat in one of numerous benches along the square.This one it is surrounded by trees and palm trees,and fountains, and really it worth to stop here for a while during the very hot andalucian summertime!!.
This picture was taken in same street where is located Virgen de los Dolores,as you can see there are lots of restaurants on this area.One of the dinners during the VT meeting was hold at Casa Eladio,a restaurant located on this nice street.Normally Marbella it is a city a big expensive but because all the Old town is full of nice restaurants,you have lots of them to choose from and see the want you want,there are some Menu del Dia,(Menu of the Day) in some of them,but most of them are a La Carte Menu,but also you can find some of them with a reasonable price.We pay 30 Euros at Casa Eladio,but there are some of them in the area a bit cheaper.
the old part of town in marbella is very charming and typical andalucian with a very moorish style architecture.
most streets are walking streets as they are way too narrow for cars to enter.
very nice indeed.
This sculpture represents a man riding a horse. It has a plate at its botton which says: "Tribute to everyone who had turn Marbella into the gem of the Mediterranean Sea with his effort". It's called "The Beautiful of the Sea" because they're playing with the Spanish meaning of "Marbella": "Mar" (sea) + "Bella" (beautiful)
Esta escultura representa a un hombre montando un caballo. En su base tiene una placa que dice: "Homenaje a todos los que con su esfuerzo han convertido a Marbella en la joya del Mediterraneo". Se llama "Bella del Mar" porque están jugando con el significado de "Marbella" en español: "Mar" + "Bella"
This building was initially built to help passers by in need. The construction dates back from the 16th century and it was a royal foundation. The building combines Renaissance, Gothic and Mudejar elements. Here, it's remarkable its elaborated stone entrance, the wooden door with the royal shield, and that of the St. John of God Order and the roof of the chapel with its interesting Mudejar Armour. Currently it is actually the headquarter for a Holy Week brotherhood.
Este edificio se dedicó a hospital para los visitantes necesitados de la ciudad. Su construcción procede del siglo XVI, y es de fundación real. La construcción combina elementos renacentistas, góticos y mudéjares. Es destacable su portada labrada en piedra, la puerta de madera con los escudos reales y de la orden de San Juan de Dios, y el techo de su capilla, con una interesante estructura mudéjar. En la actualidad es la sede de una cofradía de Semana Santa.
The initial dating of this church goes back to 1505, but it began to be built in 1618 and it was finished eight years later, although the current building was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century. The main gate is of stone and has a Rococo style. The church bell tower was the highest point in town during a lot of time. The structure is a basilic type with three naves in Baroque style. It's interor had to be restored after the Spanish Civil War, because the armed militias burned the church. Inside there is a big organ, considered to be one of the most important to have been built in Spain in the past 125 years. The main altarpiece is devoted to Saint Bernabe, the Marbella patron saint. There is a statue of him at the square next to the church too, and it's the one I show you on my picture.
La primera aparición de este templo se remonta a 1505, pero comenzó a construirse en 1618 y se terminó ocho años más tarde. Aun así el edificio actual se construyó a principios del siglo XVIII. Su portada, de piedra, es de estilo Rococó. Su campanario fue durante mucho tiempo el punto más alto de la ciudad. Su estructura es de planta basilical, con tres naves de estilo Barroco. El interior tuvo que ser reconstruido tras la Guerra Civil española pues las milicias atacaron la iglesia provocando un incendio. Dentro hay un órgano que se considera como uno de los más importantes de los construidos en España en los últimos 125 años. El retablo mayor está dedicado a San Bernabé, patron de la ciudad. También hay una imagen suya en la plaza junto a la iglesia, que es la que muestro en la foto.
Mass schedule - Horario de misas
Weekdays / Diario: 8:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Saturdays / Sábados: 8:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Sundays and holidays / Domingos y festivos: 8:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00 ; August / agosto 22:00