For decades, Marbella has been synonymous with glamour and privilege; year-round sun and sparkling Mediterranean; holiday-maker heaven and expatriate popularity. Marbella property, both rental and resale, has always been in high demand, no matter what the external market conditions.
No other town in Europe has made such an impact in such little time: in less than 40 years Marbella has gone from being a little unknown fishing village to a well-known international resort. Marbella’s transformation has not only made it one of the most sought-after holiday destinations, but also a fantastic place to live in year-round.
Marbella villas with beachfront views are among the most sought-after, but this is also a bustling, working Spanish city and as such Marbella apartments are just as popular with purchasers, both for personal use and for rental yield.
With more than 6 international schools, Marbella offers a home to families who want to escape the busy city life and enjoy fabulous weather with lots of outdoor activities for everyone.
In the historical centre of Marbella, the “old town”, or in Spanish “ el casco antiguo”, you will find the typical charming Andalusian whitewashed houses, surrounded by many inviting cafes and lovely shops. This part of town is not only a destination for tourists, but also for its residents who do not want to miss out on the energy of a town while also having the benefit of being minutes away from the popular Marbella port and its beaches, bars and restaurants. It’s not only lovers of Marbella who buy here; investment companies also see the value of the old town. New boutique hotels are being built within the ancient walls of the old town without damaging the area’s unique flair and charm.
On your “to-do-and-not-to-miss tour” should be Plaza de los Naranjos, with its Spanish cafes surrounded by lovely orange trees, the beautiful big Roman church ”Iglesia de la Encarnación” and the “Ermita del Santo Cristo de la Vera Cruz” in the upper part of the old town. If you are lucky, you will see one of the many weddings which are celebrated here.
Below the old town you will find the more modern part of Marbella with its main street “Ricardo Soriano”. It was named after Ricardo Soriano y Scholtz von Hermendorff, a Spanish aristocrat and one of the biggest promotors of Marbella. He convinced his Royal family and friends in the 70s to leave the rainy north and enjoy the excellent weather conditions of the Costa del Sol with it’s 27.9 kilometer long beaches.
Marbella’s future looks bright: 2015 will see the realisation of a complete rebuild of the old port of Marbella into a 400 Million Euro marina which for the first time will welcome cruise ships. The marina project, which is financed by the Qatari billionaire Sheikh Abdullah Ben Nasser Al-Thani, will bring additional millions of tourists each year and will strengthen the economy of the Costa del Sol immensely. First class hotels will be built on the waterfront, luxury brands will open as well as any other tourism related company who is quick enough to obtain a place in this new and exclusive business venture.
The charming ‘Orange Square’ is the centre of Marbella’s old town, great restaurants and cafe’s in an idyllic setting.n
A visit to the beautiful and traditional ‘Casco Antiguo’ is essential when visiting Marbella!
This stretch of beach is one of the most exclusive in the world, one drive through this area is enough to understand why.
One the most famous marina’s in the World, not to be missed!
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