At the gates of the historic center of Marbella, we find the Alameda Park, a true symbol of the city in the heart of the urban center and a few meters from the popular promenade.
This green area is undoubtedly the best starting point to get to know, explore and enjoy the city. A sort of ‘compass’ for first-timers in the city of Malaga and for those who need to find their way around.
A beautiful place, where both locals and tourists gather to find a real oasis at any time of the year. A space of peace that still treasures a lush vegetation, a beautiful garden to stroll, chat or just sit on a bench to read a book.
In short, a relatively small park but with a lot of charm, a pride for the people of Marbella for centuries and the main reference to start the visits of the old town of Marbella, or down to the promenade across the famous Avenida del Mar.
So, if you are visiting Marbella and you need accommodation, at Hotel Benabola we are waiting for you with open arms so that you can get to know this and other essential corners of Marbella.
History of the Alameda
Built in the eighteenth century, the park formerly occupied an area of over 20,000 m2, but over time this area has been reduced due to the high demand for land for development. The current appearance of the park was acquired in the 1930s.
What to see in the Alameda Park?
Marbella’s Alameda Park has, in its central axis, a large fountain surrounded by lush palm trees, trees, beautiful Andalusian tile benches … and shade everywhere, so necessary when summer arrives!
The fountain of the Virgen del Rocio in the Alameda de Marbella
This beautiful fountain dedicated to the Virgen del Rocío and decorated with blue tiles presents a pleasant spectacle of water jets and lighting at night.
Attractions in the surrounding area
The highlight next to this green heart of the coastal city is, on the one hand, the lower part of the historic center of Marbella, and on the other hand, the famous Avenida del Mar that goes directly down to the Paseo Marítimo de Marbella.
This pedestrian avenue is decorated with marble, wooden pergolas and benches, but if it stands out especially is for hosting a series of 10 bronze sculptures made by the brilliant Salvador Dalí.
In addition, and also around the park and the avenue, you will find plenty of bars, restaurants and terraces with a fabulous atmosphere, besides being a shopping area.
Where is the Alameda Park?
The Alameda Park of Marbella is the axis of the city. It is located between the old town and the Avenida del Mar. The avenues Miguel Cano, Carlos Mackintosh, Ramón y Cajal and Puerta del Mar delimit the park on all four sides.
How to get to Alameda Park?
Parque de la Alameda is the main bus stop in the center of Marbella: the city buses L-1, L-2, L-3, L-6, L-7, L-8 and L-9 pass here, as well as the Nocturno.
If your accommodation is in the center of Marbella, or in the immediate vicinity, you can walk there in just a few minutes.
If you come by car from our hotel in Puerto Banús or from any other place, and to avoid complications when parking or having to leave it in the blue zone, you can use the public parking Avenida del Mar or the parking of the Plaza de la Victoria, among others.