Marbella Downtown18 Jul, 2017 Manuel Alarcon
From the enchanting Old Town (Casco Antiguo) with its winding cobbled streets, colourful central square (Plaza de los Naranjos), charming restaurants and traditional architecture, the buzzing Ricardo Soriano avenue with its tasteful stores and vibrant cafés to the charming marina lined with inviting bars and endearing white boats bobbing in the water, Marbella offers something to satisfy every desire.
At the heart of the downtown area of Marbella is the Ricardo Soriano Avenue lined with shops, banks, restaurants, cafés and offices. Immediately to its north is the pretty maze of the old town area, while between the avenue and the beach you will find shaded squares that highlight the relaxed café society of this Mediterranean town. Naturally, much of the focus in Marbella is on the sea, where the trendy Paseo Marítimo stretches all the way along the pretty beachfront, which features scenic cafés, bars, restaurants, ice cream parlours and more. Marbella’s Alameda Park, the main walkway between the Paseo Marítimo and the town centre, features a collection of impressive Salvador Dali statues, which lead you through the marble park and down to the seafront.
A small marina looks back upon sandy town beaches that back on to the Paseo Marítimo walkway, the continuation of which stretches all the way to Puerto Banús. The yacht harbour area is also home to a small but popular collection of restaurants and bars that along with the quaint old town belong to the main nightlife attractions of the downtown area. For dining, shopping and professional services, it is a local hub complete with Michelin-star restaurants.18th Jul, 2017 by Manuel Alarcon