Description

Considered unofficially as the capital of the western Costa del Sol, there is no doubting the fact that Marbella has all the qualities required to merit its position as one of Spain's premier tourist resorts.

Its privileged location, at the foot of the Sierra Blanca and on the coast, create an excellent climate and a landscape of immense beauty.

The town dates back to Roman times, a period from which abundant archaeological remains are to be found; two towers and the castle walls bear witness to the presence of the Arabs; and in the old centre of the town, Our Lady's Church, the Chief Magistrate's House and St. John's Hospital were all built after the Christian reconquest.

However, it is for its excellent sun and sand holiday facilities that Marbella is best known: magnificent spacious beaches, natural AREAs of great interest such as Cabopino Dunes or Las Chapas Pine Groves, pleasure harbours, golf courses, sports clubs and a wide variety of establishments to justify its reputation.

Seven kilometres from the centre of Marbella is the densely-populated San Pedro de Alcántara district, which lies within Marbella's municipal boundaries and appeared as a result of the building of a sugar refinery in 1860. 

General information

Tourist Area: Costa del Sol Occidental Province: Málaga Distance from the capital (km): 58 Altitude above sea level (m): 25 Area (Km2): 116 RAINFALL: 628 Nº of inhabintants: 130549 name for people: Marbellíes Postal code: 29600 Web: www.marbella.es/

Forecast

sunny
Friday 24/11/17
sunny
21 ºC 14 ºC
partcloudy
Saturday 25/11/17
partly cloudy
22 ºC 16 ºC
cloudy
Sunday 26/11/17
cloudy
19 ºC 15 ºC
cloudrain1
Monday 27/11/17
cloud and slightly rain
17 ºC 14 ºC
cloudrain1
Tuesday 28/11/17
cloud and slightly rain
17 ºC 13 ºC