Marbella Old Town Clock Tower, Andalcuia, Spain

Marbella Old Town

Marbella is well known as an expensive resort on the Costa del Sol, cool bars, clubs, shops, boutiques, palatial homes, supercars and fine dining restaurants together with beautiful beaches and year round sunshine.  A town where you can party hard and blow your holiday money having a great time.  However, those in the know escape all of the glamour and any references to T.O.W.I.E and head straight for the old town of Marbella, the Casco Antiguo.
The old town is a surprising contrast between the ‘Marbs’ that the newspapers like to glorify and the simplistic and beautiful traditional whitewashed Spanish town.  The wealth and money that flocks to this area has kept the area in beautiful, pristine condition and you can marvel at the very white buildings, clean streets and plentiful vibrant flowers. There is an abundance of shops and cafes dotted amongst the narrow streets and passageways, the centrepiece of which is the beautiful Plaza de Naranjos.  Lovely fountains, historic buildings and a fascinating history to explore and discover.

Admiring the Flowers, Marbella Old Town, Andalucia, Spain

Colourful Street in Marbella Old Town, Andalucia, Spain

Exploring Marbella Old Town, Andalucia, Spain

Narrow Colourful Streets in Marbella Old Town Andalucia, Spain

Narrow Shopping Streets of Marbella Old Town, Andalucia, Spain

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Post Author: Topsy Turvy Tribe

Paul & Andrea ex-pats escaping the rat race with Chaos (aged 4) and Mayhem (aged 2) along for the adventure.

22 thoughts on “Marbella Old Town

    John Adams

    (June 4, 2017 - 6:55 am)

    Yeah, that’s a bit different to ‘Marbs’ a place I’d do all I could to avo. You pics show a ver y different side to the place. #MySundayPhoto


    (June 4, 2017 - 7:21 am)

    Pristine and whitewashed are lovely adjectives for this gorgeous photo set. The color contrasts are amazing. The kids in the photos are adorable, is that little boy on stilts, lol?


    (June 4, 2017 - 7:28 am)

    I love all the bright colours set against the white. Such a beautiful place and, as you said, very different to the Marbs we ususally see pictured. Thanks for sharing. #MySundayPhoto
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    Fiona Cambouropoulos

    (June 4, 2017 - 9:33 am)

    Beautiful, I love to seek out the old parts f town when I’m away, there is so much history to spot.

    darren coleshill

    (June 4, 2017 - 11:00 am)

    The old town looks so pretty

    Thank you for linking up

    Verily Victoria Vocalises

    (June 4, 2017 - 5:22 pm)

    What a beautiful place – I always prefer the culture of the old town in comparison to the modern. The fourth photo down is gorgeous.
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    Sharon Powell

    (June 4, 2017 - 7:56 pm)

    What a beautiful place! #MySundayPhoto

    Bear and Cardigan

    (June 4, 2017 - 8:23 pm)

    It looks absolutely beautiful. I have only ever been past on a coach taking me somewhere else but now I need to stop and explore #MySundayPhoto
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    Cath - BattleMum

    (June 4, 2017 - 10:14 pm)

    That looks absolutely gorgeous. I’d definitely prefer to visit there than the traditional Marbs. Thanks for sharing! I wouldn’t have known about it without your post. #mysundayphoto

    Confessions of a New Mummy

    (June 4, 2017 - 10:49 pm)

    Love the pops of colour against the white walls, it looks like a lovely place to explore.

    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    (June 5, 2017 - 7:29 pm)

    Such a lovely and colorful place to visit =) #mysundayphoto
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    Sally's Tips 4 Trips

    (June 12, 2017 - 2:02 am)

    Oh, I think I would prefer the old town of the sparkling new glitz. Old towns have such charm. Of course, I would pop over and check out the new flashy bars and restaurants – but the old town I imagine would have such a wonderful relaxed vibe.
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      Topsy Turvy Tribe

      (June 17, 2017 - 2:56 pm)

      Thanks Sally, there it’s a very child vibe in the old town,it’s a beautiful place to explore!

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