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Marbella Guide - Things to do

THE CASTLE

The fortress is situated in the historic centre of the city and it is the only one conserved from the muslim era. The medina of Marbella was one of the most important cities of the 'Rayya' (province of Málaga).
The fortified Marbella of the muslims covered approximately a surface of 90.000 m2. On this reduced area a group of back streets were constructed, today the lines can still be seen.

Old town - Phone 952.77.14.42

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ROMAN OF VILLAGE OF RIO VERDE

Close to its township, these remains were already known in the XVIII century though it was in 1960 when the archaeologist Carlos Posac Mon and Mister Fernando Alcalá Marín discovered part of the villa, which hasn't been totally explored yet.
The are discovered includes an interior patio surrounded by pillars (peynistylum) and 12 rooms. These rooms give light to the interior rooms of the building.

Timetable Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 h.
Phone 952.78.13.60

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OLD TOWN

On this page we propose that you get to know the historical and arquitectural ensemble of the old city. It is practically the same as the original bas in the XVIth century. It is magnificently preserved and it favours an intense commercial life, where you can find the most diverse establishments, in an region of white washed side streets and balconies filled with geraniums.

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BASILIC VEGA DEL MAR

It is located in the city of San Pedro Alcántara, its construction is visigothic and dates back to the VI century AC. It can be found within a group of churches with two apses, one towards the east and the other to the west, with north African influences. The basilica is surrounded by a necropolis and was discovered during the 1st years of this century whilst planting eucalyptus trees on the beach. The following arqueological excavations brought to high a diversity of materials which are exhibited in museums in Marbella, Málaga and Madrid.

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PORT BANUS

Banus owes its name to its promotor Mr. José Banús. It is situated 6 kilometres from the Marbella city centre. It is one of the main attractions of our city. It is named Centre of National Touristic interest and rewarded with the Gold Mercury International due to work done in favour of the development of economic, cultural and social cooperation. Inaugurated in 1970, two years after the beginning of the construction, it hosts inside its installations 914 berths of 8 to 50 metres long, which have given shelter to some of the most luxurious ships of the world.

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'ENCARNACION' CHURCH

Right in the heart of Old City Marbella you will find one of the most beautiful and popular squares, the Santa Maria de la Encarnación, built in 1505. The new parish was built on top of the old city in 1712. Pedro del Castillo and Salvador Gávez were engaged in the construction and in 1756 they sculpted the beautiful main façade.

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CONTEMPORARY SPANISH ENGRAVINGS MUSEUM

Since its opening the Museum has been the living centre of reflection and action for the Arts, specially focussing on Spanish Contemporary Art and mainly prints. Proof of this are the many expositions of great artists like Picasso, Joán Miró, Goya, Eduardo Chillida...
Hospital Bazan
Timetable Mon to Fri form 10.00 to 14.00 and 17.30 to 20.30. Sun: 10.00 to 14.00. Closed on Sat and bank holidays
Phone 952825035.
Entrance 2.5 €

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EQUESTRIAN SCHOOL

Equestrian school 'Costa del Sol', lies on the banks of the river Padron, not far from 'Sierra Bermeja'. It is located only 800 metres from the beach, within the municipality of Estepona. Its construction reflects the traditional Andalusian style blending in with the socio-cultural environment of the region. Between its numerous activities the Centre offers horse riding, equestrian shows, competitions and preparation of professionals.

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RALLI MUSEUM

The most important collection of latino-american art in Europe. Argentinian paintings and European sculptures from Dalí en Maillol. European paintings also from Max Ernst, Miró, Dalí… in a magnificent building. Entrance: 0€
Urb. Coral Beach, C:N: 340, km 176.
Phone 952 85 79 23.
Timetable Tue to Sat : 11.30 - 14.00 and 18.30 - 21.00.
Timetable Closed on Sun, Mon, bank holidays and in February.

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SELWO NATURE PARK

Selwo is an innovative Nature Park, unique in Europe. It invites you to live a real adventure surrounded by nature. It has more than 101 hectares where you will enjoy its contrasts , sometimes wild and sometimes blissful, where the animals of the five continents coexist in semi wild conditions.

Costa del Sol Highway, Km 162.5 - Las Lomas del Monte - 29680 Estepona
Phone 952 79 21 50
Timetable Open every day 10.00 - 17.30pm.

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CITY HALL SPORT INSTALLATIONS

Marbella Indoor Sports Complex

Avda. Gral. Lopéz Dominguez
Phone 952 77 46 58

'Paco Cantos' Sports Complex

Avda. Cánovas del Castillo
Phone 952 77 19 26

'Salduba' Sports Complex

Vicente Blasco Ibañez
Phone 952 77 46 68

'Arroyo Represa' Sports Complex

Av. Antonio Maíz Viñals

'Rio Huelo' Sports Complex

Av. del Mercado

Marbella Local Stadium

Huerta de los Cristales
Phone 952 77 16 81

San Pedro Sports Complex

Phone 952 78 86 94

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DISCOTEQUES

Dreamers

N340, km. 175 - Rio Verde
Puerto Banús
Phone 952 81 20 82

Olivia Valére

Ctra. Istán, Km. 0,8

Comedia

De la Comedia Square, Puerto Banús

Discoteca Marbella

Paseo Marítimo, Marbella

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FLAMENCO SHOWS

Ana María

Plaza del Santo Cristo, Marbella
Phone 952 77 56 46

Bona Dea

De las Dalias Square, N. Andalucía.
Phone 952 81 60 44

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MARBELLA ENTERTAINMENT

Aquarium Puerto Banús

Torre de control del Puerto
Phone 952 81 87 67

Selwo Natural Park

Autovía Costa del Sol, Km 162,5
Estepona
Phone 952 79 21 50

Monte Aventura (Nature)

Andalucía Square, 1
Ojen
Phone 952 88 15 89

Funny Beach

N340, km 184
Go Karting, Jet ski, Mini bikes, ...
Phone 952 82 33 59

Cable ski Parque de las Medranas

San Pedro
Phone 952 78 77 79

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THEATER

Marbella City Theater

Delegación de Cultura, Marbella
Phone 952 82 50 35

Cervantes Theater

Ramos Marin Street, Málaga
Phone 952 22 02 37

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LIBRARIES

Marbella

Marqués de Salamanca Square
Phone 952 82 88 39

San Pedro Alcántara

Nueva Street
Phone 952 78 30 97

Las Chapas

Tenencía de Alcaldía
Phone 952 83 84 10

Nueva Andalucía

La Campana, Tenencía de la Alcaldía

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STREET MARKETS

Marbella

Every Mon great street market at 'Recinto Ferial' Las Albarizas

Puerto Banús

Every Sat street market and car boot sales by Centro Plaza.

San Pedro Alcántara

Street market on Thu in the 'Recinto Ferial'

Las Chapas

Market every Fri at 'La Vibora' region.

Calahonda

Wed small street market at Calypso

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