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Unmissable sights on your trip to Marbella

3 August, 2022

Marbella is a classic sun, sea and sand destination that never disappoints. It was awarded second-best European destination by the renowned travel website European Best Destinations and never ceases to amaze visitors. In this article, we bring you four top plans for making the most of your visit to the city on the shores of the Costa del Sol.

  1. Hiking in El Juanar. This location forms part of the Sierra de las Nieves Biosphere Reserve and is perfect for hiking. The beautiful route features amazing botanical diversity and starts in the coastal city of Marbella and leads up to the Cruz del Juanar Mountain. When you reach the top, you’ll enjoy spectacular views across the Marbella coastline from Estepona right down to Gibraltar. On exceptionally clear days, you’ll even glimpse the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.
  2. Enjoy the Dunas de Artola sand dunes and beach. The dunes were declared a Natural Monument by the Government of Andalusia in 2001. You’ll also find the Torre Ladrones on top of the dunes, a National Cultural Heritage site in its own right. You’ll find the Port of Cabopino a stone’s throw away and the naturist beach of Cabopino, considered one of the best beaches on the Costa del Sol thanks to its crystal-clear and fine golden sand.
  3. Enjoy a stroll through Barrio Nuevo. Located between Calle Málaga and Avenida Severo Ochoa, you’ll find Marbella’s Barrio Nuevo, known locally as “El Barrio”. The neighbourhood dates back to the 18th century as a result of the city’s population growth. The area sits next to Marbella’s Old Town and covers 7 streets of classic houses built from limestone, tiles and wooden beams that give it a traditional vibe that hasn’t faded over time.
  4. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Engraving. The Renaissance building houses more than two thousand works that allow visitors to explore the history of Spanish engraving, from the etchers of the late 19th century to contemporary experimental styles. Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tápies, Saura, Chillida, Rueda and Miquel Barceló are just some of the artists whose work can be enjoyed in the museum’s rooms.