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Marbella is one of the most beautiful and attractive cities in Spain or even in Europe. Its natural beauty, mixed with the typical Andalusian architecture; the old Arabic style white houses and charming narrow streets make it a great place to get lost. This can be when we sometimes find the most beautiful places.
Marbella is an attractive seaside resort and offers a great deal of fun as well as local culture. Relax on the magnificent Mediterranean beaches, do some water sports, go deep sea fishing or you may prefer to have a quiet dinner overlooking the sea while taking in the marvelous views of the Puerto Banus port. The options in Marbella will fit every taste.
The nearby mountains and nature also give you an opportunity to explore and a relax in Marbella. Try trekking in Refugio de Juanar which has a range of different walks, bathe in the waterfalls in Benhavis, experience the amazing views of the reservoir in Istan or visit the white villages in Ronda. Discovering Marbella’s natural side is a real adventure.
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Let us take you back to the beginnings of Marbella, a small, charming fishing village to the East of Malaga, which was liberated from piracy in 1830, after the French conquest of northern Europe, when it was known as Magreb.
It was discovered by Spanish aristocrats in the 30s, as part of the “Grand Tour”, in which tradesmen and travellers from the United States and northern Europe stopped to admire the marvellous mountain ranges and stunning Mediterranean coasts before parting for Greece or Italy. It was with the arrival of this Jet Set wave that Marbella became an international hub for glamour.
A few years later, prince Alfonso Von Hohenlohe established himself in an estate east of the village, where he built a villa and, later, a guesthouse that would later become the renowned Marbella Club Hotel. Famous for its style and location, Marbella Club Hotel became a hot destination for celebrities and high society, from Frank Sinatra, Brigitte Bardot, Gunilla Von Bismark, Jaime de Mora y Aragon and Sean Connery, to the Saudi royalty and European high aristocracy.
It was then when the famous Golden Mile was established, which connected Marbella and Puerto Banus (1970), where luxury villas were beginning to be built, the Hotel Puente Romano was on its way and the most elegant parties were being thrown in Marbella. This was when it became a legend.
Statistics tell and show that investing in property in Marbella is of sure value, its long-term projections are backed up and the development of the neighbouring areas is giving much to talk about, from the Cala de Mijas to Sotogrande, an international luxury destination, with its cultural roots, gastronomy and famous microclimate.