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Marbella Old Quarter picture in Marbella
Old Quarter 2 picture in Marbella
Church picture in Marbella
Narrow Street picture in Marbella

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  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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    4.5
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Although much of Marbella is defined by its glitzy resort-town trappings, the Marbella Old Quarter – also known as Casco antiguo de Marbella – gives travelers a taste of old Spain. Here you'll find plazas spilling with flowers, punctuated by trees, narrow, cobblestone streets and historic residences and churches. The heart of this quarter is Plaza de los Naranjos – Orange Square – and around it, visitors will find a 15th-century fountain, a 16th-century town hall, a 17th-century church and a handful of unique shops. The best way to experience this area is by slowly meandering, stopping in various shops and eateries along the way.

Most recent visitors highly recommended a stroll through Marbella's pedestrian-friendly Old Quarter, but they also warned that the district is hilly. Others say that the restaurants, cafes and bars are filled with delicious treats; freshly squeezed orange juice and churros, for instance.

For more information, stop by the tourist office located on Orange Square to pick up a brochure and a map of the Old Quarter. Access to the Old Quarter is free and open 24/7, though businesses in the neighborhood operate their own hours.

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#1 Marbella Old Quarter Although much of Marbella is defined by its glitzy resort-town trappings, the Marbella Old Quarter – also known as Casco antiguo de Marbella – gives travelers a taste of old Spain. Here ... Read more » Artur Debat / Getty Images

#2 Avenida del Mar Avenida del Mar is a popular pathway that offers access to both Marbella's beaches and some of its most popular restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. Along the scenic walkway ... Read more » big-ashb / Flickr

#3 Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina Puerto Cabopino, translated as Pine Cape Beach, feels a world away from all of Marbella's resorts, shops and restaurants. Here, you'll find sand dunes backed by pine trees ... Read more » Gallo Images / Getty Images

#4 Alameda Park Filled with native Andalusian greenery, marble walkways, beautiful ceramic benches and the gushing Virgen del Rocio fountain, Alameda Park is a refreshing place to meander while enjoying some shade. You ... Read more » Lovattpics / Getty Images

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#6 Golf With Marbella's stunning coastal views and frequent inflow of well-heeled visitors, it should come as no surprise that golfing is a popular pastime here. Many of the region's ... Read more » Chris Sattlberger / Getty Images

Marbella Old Quarter picture in Marbella
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Alameda Park picture in Marbella
Museo picture in Marbella
Golf Aerial View picture in Marbella
Marbella Old Quarter picture in Marbella
Avienda del Mar picture in Marbella
Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina picture in Marbella
Alameda Park picture in Marbella
Museo picture in Marbella
Golf Aerial View picture in Marbella

Marbella's Old Quarter, also known as Casco Antiguo, is an atmospheric neighborhood, characterized by narrow streets and whitewashed houses and businesses. Artur Debat / Getty Images

Avenida del Mar is a great place to catch some sea breezes and scenic vistas. big-ashb / Flickr

Puerto Cabopino Beach, located just up the coast from the Old Quarter, is one of the region's best-kept secrets, thanks to its quiet, rugged vibe. Gallo Images / Getty Images

This fountain is the main attraction of Alameda Park. For a different perspective, swing by at night when the fountain is illuminated. Lovattpics / Getty Images

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Visitors looking for golf courses will find an ample number in Marbella, as the city teems with them. Chris Sattlberger / Getty Images

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