Located in Malaga, Marbella is a strategic point on the Costa del Sol.
In this city it is possible to find many points of interest to discover a new world, have a great time and find the peace we need on holiday.
There are activities for all tastes.
Still don’t know what to do in Marbella in one day? Here are some ideas:
What to see in the centre of Marbella
The Old Town of the city promises an unprecedented adventure: you will lose yourself in the labyrinthine streets with their Arabic layout and Andalusian architecture.
There is a lot to do here:
- Enjoy the streets Remedios, Caballeros, Álamo or Soledad.
- Admire the balconies full of flowers and the houses that still have a characteristic white colour.
- Visit one of the local craft shops.
- Of course, you can’t leave the Old Town without trying the local gastronomy. Some of the places where you can try the specialities are El Cortijo and El Patio del Mariscal.
Avenida del mar
The Avenida del Mar is a good starting point for this article on what to see in the centre of Marbella. There is an underground car park here, so it is more than advisable to leave your car here to start your visit.
This is a short avenue that connects with other points of interest in the city, such as the Alameda Park and the Paseo Marítimo.
On the avenue there are 10 bronze statues possibly attributed to Salvador Dalí. It is considered to be a kind of open-air museum.
The Alameda Park is another must-see on our list of things to visit in Marbella. It is located right at the entrance to the old town.
It is the best place to take refuge from the high temperatures in summer; as soon as you enter you can see a large circular fountain surrounded by large trees that provide plenty of shade. There are also plenty of benches where you can stop and enjoy the views.
It is impossible to pass by and not take a photo in the characteristic fountain.
Calle Ancha Marbella
Continuing with this list of what to see in Marbella in a day, another plan we suggest is to discover the Calle Ancha.
This is a stately street dating from the 19th century, which once served as a link between the historic centre and the northern part of the city. Here we can find stately houses with large balconies and their characteristic flowers.
Walking along this street you will reach the Plaza de Santo Cristo, where you will discover a hermitage dating from the 15th century.
Walls of Marbella
Of course, we cannot leave Marbella without visiting its characteristic city walls. They are located in the area of Calle Arte and Salinas.
These walls date from the 11th-12th centuries (in the reign of Abderraman II). The ruins of these walls are the most important Muslim remains to be found in the city.
While you’re in the area, we also encourage you to discover the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving.
What to do in Marbella at night
Marbella also has a wide range of nightlife for all ages.
A good plan could be to start the evening in a restaurant in Puerto Banús. As the night gets darker, we can try the pubs in the area and finish the night in one of its famous nightclubs.
If you are looking for different plans, you can try the experience in the Tablao Flamenco de Ana María, in the Mombasa, Café-Teatro Marbella or in the Astral Cocktail Bar.
Accommodation near Marbella
The best way to enjoy the experience here is to find good accommodation in Marbella that suits your budget.
The Hotel Benabola is a hotel located in the heart of the port of Puerto Banús, in a privileged location that connects with the different points of interest of the city.
You can get a unique experience to enjoy your holidays with all the comforts.
Take into account this list of things to see in Marbella in one day and it will be difficult to miss anything important in the city.