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This municipality in the province of Malaga is located in the western part of the Costa del Sol, half way to Gibraltar and in the lower area of Sierra Blanca. This municipality is crossed by the motorway and the Mediterranean highway which are the main accesses to Marbella.
Marbella as a municipality occupies 27 km of coast and hosts a great amount of golf courses and small residential areas; it’s the chosen place by many tourists to buy a holiday home or where to live after retirement.
The main population cores are in Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara, as well as in the districts of Nueva Andalucia and Las Chapas.
History of Marbella
As it was during the Arab dominion, the inhabitants of Marbella still maintain the same name; the locals are called “Marbellies” or “Marbelli”, as Marbella was dominated by the Muslim kingdom for many centuries. We’ll analyse its rich history of Marbella in the link.
Places of interest
Marbella offers the visitor a great amount of places to visit, the large number of centuries gone by provide an important cultural and archaeological richness:
The old town: Covers the old walled grounds and encompasses the ‘Barrio Alto’ (the high neighbourhood) which is located north and the ‘Barrio Nuevo’ (the new neighbourhood), to the east.
The Golden mile
San Pedro de Alcantara
Near San pedro are some of Marbella’s most important archaeological sites.
Las Chapas district
To know more visit our extended guide of Marbella.
How to get to Marbella
Marbella is not very far away from Malaga airport, and there’s even a bus service that connects to this municipality; if, on the other hand, you wish to hire a car in Malaga for your transfer to Marbella, we offer the best service and the best prices.
Other option is a transfer from Malaga airport to Marbella, a journey than takes less than 40 minutes.
On the map below you can see the recommended route to get to Marbella from Malaga airport, you can’t get lost, however if you wish you can hire your vehicle with a GPS.
Tourist information about Marbella:
Town council: Glorieta de la Fontanilla, s/n.
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