Home of the rich and famous for it’s weather and beaches, and one of the most famous holiday destinations in Spain is a marvelous town located right in the middle of the “Costa del Sol – Costa del Golf”. Its origins date all the way back to 1600 BC, when it was founded by the Romans and called “Salduba” a settlement of the “Via Augusta”. In the year 711 the Moors invaded and conquered much of the Iberian Peninsula and under their rule Marbella became a prosperous town called “Marbi-la”.
The old town is not to be missed when in Marbella. It has been preserved and still looks like what an Andalucian town on the sea would look like: white washed buildings with ornately curved iron railing; Muslim style decoration; beautiful churches and plazas full of orange trees. Take a stroll down the cobblestone streets and get lost in the past, while checking out the old castle ruins and churches.
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Local Fiestas and Festivals
Fair and Fiesta: The Marbella Feria, La Feria de San Bernabé is one of Marbella’s most fun and colourful annual events held during the second week of June every year. It is centered on the Dia de San Bernabe, the towns patron saint on the 11th of June.
Each day consists of two parts, the day festival in the Casco Antiguo (Old Town) and the night festival held at the festival ground in the Albarizas district of the town.
For more information on where to go and what to do, vist the event calender on marbellas.com
Typical “Andalucia” style
Throughout its long history Marbella has offered its visitors a typical Andalusian style, with narrow little streets, whitewashed houses, historical town squares decorated with flowers and the warm blue Mediterranean lapping at its beaches.
Marbella is a top vacation destination and offers a variety of luxury hotels, villas and apartments that suit your needs. For foreigners interested in staying a little longer, an abundancy of real estate agents can help you find your dream property in Marbella.
|124Lat (DMS)||36° 31′ 0N||Long (DMS)||4° 52′ 60W||Altitude (meters):||37|
Population estimated: 100.036
Time difference to London – Time zone GMT/UTC: 1 hour -(est) UTC+1(+2DT)
Weather, climate, temperatures: 14°C – 20°C (61°F – 69°F) from October to March spring-like with occasional showers in the winter, 24°C – 26°C (75°F – 85°F) from April to September, comfortable and dry in the summer.
more details about the weather, and a webcam on the weather page.
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