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The Golden Mile is a prestigious mile long area situated between glamorous Marbella and sophisticated Puerto Banus. Here you will find an array of upmarket boutiques and restaurants, as well as some of the best beaches on the coast.
Your new surroundings are waiting to be explored! There’s plenty to see and do in the area.
You'll discover a different side to your destination when you venture further afield.
The Golden Mile urbzanation is an exclusive location near Marbella and Puerto Banus. For dining visit Marbella, the various different restaurant choices are fanastic, tasting local Spanish tapas or fine dining experiencing. Particularly in Marbella old town where there is a square of restaurants with a fabulous atmosphere.
There are four main areas in the town of Marbella to explore for nightlife: Puerto Banús, the Golden Mile, Marbella Port and Marbella Old Town, all offering a wide selection of clubs, pubs and restaurants. The areas surrounding the Golden Mile are full of country clubs, golf courses, excellent beaches, shops, restaurants and a very good night life. So if you want to experience the most glamorous part of the coast a holiday home on the Goldenmile will be the perfect place to be. Home to some of the best night clubs in Spain you will be spoilt for choice with the different options.
At the heart of Marbella’s Old Town is the delightful Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Tree Square), its charming alfresco restaurants shaded by leafy orange trees. The surrounding buildings are full of character, many dating from the 15th and 16th centuries and with a blend of Arabic, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. From here you can wander down numerous cobbled streets to discover dozens of individual boutiques, taps bars and cafés.
Iglesia de Santa María de la Encarnación
This magnificent cathedral dates back to 1485 and was beautifully restored after being damaged during the Spanish Civil War. With three naves, numerous smaller chapels, a breathtaking gold altar and stunning arches, it’s a wonderful place to visit, especially if you are lucky enough to hear the spectacular grand organ, one of the largest in Spain, in action.
Avenida del Mar
This broad pedestrianised area between the old town and the beach is laid with attractive yellow marble and devoted to ten magnificent bronze sculptures by Salvador Dalí, including Don Quixote, Greek legend Perseus and the Roman god Mercury. There are also two sculptures by Eduardo Soriano along with some beautiful fountains and benches where you can sit awhile and admire the art.
This lovely coastal promenade, lined with palm trees, stretches all the way to neighbouring Puerto Banus, with some 2 kms of the pathway paved with marble. There are bars, boutiques and restaurants offering all manner of cuisines along one side while walkers, cyclists, joggers and skate-boarders get to savour the wonderful sea views, especially at sunset, on the other. You’ll find free exercise areas, children’s trampolines and playgrounds and often street musicians and sand sculptors along the way.
Puerto Deportivo, Marbella
Located on Marbella’s paseo maritimo (promenade), Puerto Deportivo is a delightful place to sit and watch the nautical comings and goings of sleek yachts and motorboats moored at the marina. It’s packed with restaurants, bars, cafés and even a children’s playground, so whether you’re visiting with a young family or on a night out with friends, you’ll find plenty of choice. You can also catch the catamaran ferry to and from Puerto Banus Marina from here, offering a great view of the resorts from the water.
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