Marbella is a city in Spain that is often called the pearl of Costa del Sol. Those who have visited this city know why – Marbella represents a perfect combination of leisure, pleasure in the sun and natural and manmade beauties. There are many good reasons why this city is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Long white beaches, amazing clear sea whose colors change from dark green to light blue will make you take dozens of photos while you are there. There are dozens of interesting things to see and do in Marbella, so it is better to make a good plan before you visit this unforgettable city. Our suggestion is to visit some of the hidden gems in it.
We will start with the popular spot Puerto Banus. Many people describe Puerto Banus as the most exclusive and luxurious part of Marbella. The area actually presents the marina/port in this city. This is one of the favorite resorts for golf enthusiasts from Europe too. Puerto Banus possesses very rich cultural and historical heritage. One of the first things that you will notice is the unique and attractive architecture. The area is packed with houses in white and neutral colors, orange trees, clean squares and streets and much more. This is also the place where you can find many exclusive restaurants where you can try some traditional dishes. The cuisine in Marbella is very specific and diverse.
Avenida Julio Iglesia is probably the most famous street in Puerto Banus and it is not unusual to see European and world celebrities walking down this street at any time of the year.
MuseoRalli or Ralli Museum is located between the center of Marbella and Puerto Banus. It was founded 15 years ago and has a very rich collection of Latin American art. The works of famous authors like Leopldo Torres Aguero, Wilfredo Lam, Victor Quiroda and Roberto Matta won’t leave any visitor disappointed. There are also some works of one of the most popular artists in the world – Salvador Dali.
The Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art
This museum was opened about 25 years ago. The museum contains more than 1000 works by contemporary Spanish author Jose Luis Morales y Marin. He donated his works to the museum. The museum is open at certain periods of the week, so visitors are advised to check the working hours before they visit it.
Even though this is a relatively small marine park, it is definitely worth visiting. Most people visit it because of the presence of sea lions and dolphins. There are few different shows that include snakes, fish, lizards, caimans, penguins and other animals.
This is not only the largest shopping mall in Marbella, but also on Costa del Sol. It has more than 150 shops and includes many different famous world brands and local brands.
Marbella is a city that is worth visiting because it has so many different things to offer.