Marbella, a city in Andalucía south of Spain, is very popular with international tourists mostly from the United Kingdom. It lies on the Mediterranean coast with beautiful beaches and sights to visit. The city has existed since the 7th century and one of the municipalities of the Costa del Sol. Since then, it has drastically grown and modernized but still preserves most of its prehistoric sites and buildings. This makes it rich in culture and Spanish history.
The cosmopolitan city, renowned for the rich and famous, has attractive, warm and welcoming residents so much that it is renowned as one of the top visited cities in Spain. Those of us on budgets can easily afford any of the apartments to rent in Marbella.
One of these sights is El Casco Antiguo or Old Town, Remains old Roman civilization are still present. Places of interest on a trip to Marbella include School Street, Murallas Del Castillo, Villa Romana (green river), the town hall, the mayor’s house and the old Roman baths at Guadalmina. In all these areas you can find wonderful Marbella apartments that you can book online. There is the famous chapel of Santiago and the Remains of the Arabic castles. Connecting with the old town is a garden with fountains and sculptures from Alvenida del mar that leads to the beautiful beach. These old places blend in with the new Marbella even the type of Marbella villas that are built blend with surroundings. Villas in Spain are hugely popular for holiday accommodation particularly this part of Costa del Sol.
Basilica Vega Del mar was an early Christian church and burial site near the Guadalmina River. Built in the 16th century, it has significant Spanish history where Emperor Constantine’s tombstone was discovered. The site is free entry for all at any time and the keys are either at Marbella or San Pedro tourist offices.
At the Roman villas and baths, an ancient site at Rio Verde whose floors are covered with black and white mosaic stones, the famous medusa’s head covered with snakes is also one of the mosaics . it is said to be an ancient scarecrow to warn intruders that the gods were watching.
On the west of Marbella is a beautiful stretch of luxurious villas to rent in Marbella suburbs and in estates on the mountain and seafront. It is so beautiful that King Fahd of Arabia chose to build his palace here in the beautiful surrounding. Spending a getaway one of these holiday rental Marbella Villas is a great first-hand experience of the beauty of Spain, the scenery is breathtaking.
Marbella is a destination where you can combine a Costa del Sol villa holiday with a round of golf, an excursion, visit art exhibitions as well as authentic Spanish cuisine. A visit to any beach provides opportunities for sailing, water jets, amusement parks visits, beachfront restaurants and clubs. There are plenty of Michelin star restaurant with both Spanish and continental cuisine; good enough for the late king of Saudi to spend 80 million Euros on his guests just for one summer holiday. Los Cuchillos walk is strips filled with great restaurants, bars and shops or enjoy a ride on a catamaran ferry. Boat rides and daily cruises at relatively cheap tickets.
To get around the city, walking is the easiest means. It is the best and quickest way to get around the narrow busy streets while sightseeing the old town. To get the real tourist feel, horse-drawn carriages can take you on a relaxing ride around the town. They can conveniently take you places where cars wouldn’t and are a romantic way to enjoy a couple’s holiday. Taxis are also available especially when coming from or going to the airport. Car rentals are easy with a wide variety in prices and car preferences convenient for trips around Andalucía.
In Marbella, you cannot help but shop in the array of boutiques with brands like Zara & Mango, Habitat, Marks & Spencer, and many more for clothes, shoes, jewellery and souvenirs to bring back home. After a good shopping spree, wind down with a visit to the rich Spanish culture displayed in museums such as the Bonsai Museum and the Ralli Museum. Ancient artefacts are displayed and provide information about the past. Another way would be to explore one of the ten golf courses spread out through Marbella with a view of the mountains that surround the city.
In Benalmadena, a town between Torremolinos and Fuengirola, a large number of tourists go to see the nice beaches, castles and the 33 meters tall Buddhist Benalmádena Stupa which is the biggest in Europe.
For a great quiet relaxing Spanish adventure, Marbella is a good place to enjoy and a learn a few thing about the Spanish culture. Goholidaylets are well established here with quality Marbella apartment luxurious Benalmadena villas and other holiday rental properties. List your property for free with www.goholidayets.com today.
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