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Marbella is a city and municipality in southern Spain, belonging to the province of Malaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia. It is part of the Costa del Sol region and is the seat of the Association of Municipalities of the region, being also the capital of the judicial district with the same name.
Marbella is situated in the Mediterranean Sea, between Malaga and the Strait of Gibraltar, at the foot of the Sierra Blanca. The municipality occupies an area of ​​117 square kilometers crossed by coastal roads, which are its main entrances.
Marbella is undoubtedly one of the main tourist centers of the Costa del Sol thanks to the high quality of the facilities and services it offers.
Puerto Banus, one of the main points in the city for tourists, houses an exclusive leisure area within the excellent facilities for the marina.
But Marbella is also a paradise for golf lovers. A dozen magnificent courses allow the player to enjoy an extraordinary scenery provided by the sea and mountains.
The historic part of the city, seated in a beautiful bay with sheltered and charming corners of a typical Andalusian atmosphere, with houses whitewashed and orange trees that adorn the streets and squares.
Marbella is deservedly one of the privileged destinations of the Costa del Sol.
Its excellent climate, beaches, natural surroundings and its main sports complexes are just some of the many attractions that this city on the coast offers.
The proof of the high quality of its infrastructure is Puerto Banús, one of the most emblematic places of Marbella.
Surrounded by exclusive housing estates, this famous marina hosts some of the largest and most luxurious yachts in the world. Its facilities also offer a select leisure area formed by restaurants, shops and shops that sell the great international luxury articles.
From Cabopino to Atalaya, Marbella offers the visitor 26 kilometers of beautiful coastline with a succession of sunny beaches, equipped with all kinds of services, which include modern hotels, residential complexes, shops and restaurants. The beaches of San Pedro de Alcántara, a large population center less than ten kilometers from Marbella, are a good example of the balance between nature and tourism development.
Sports lovers sit in paradise in Marbella. A dozen magnificent golf courses allow the sport to be played year-round at the highest level in an environment of stunning natural beauty.
Those who prefer water sports will find three marinas in the city where they can choose the activity of their choice.
In addition, Marbella has several riding schools, tennis clubs and other facilities to cater for the most varied tastes. All this, not to mention the enormous possibilities of the Sierra Blanca hills offering all kinds of outdoor activities.
At the foot of the Sierra Blanca hills, in a beautiful bay, is the historic district of Marbella. A nice layout, which displays its typically Andalusian charm through whitewashed façades of pure white, decorated with grills and geraniums or the orange trees that appear in every corner.
Testimonies of Roman origins of the city are the many archaeological sites to be found in the area, such as the paleo-Christian basilica of Vega del Mar, the Roman baths of Atalaya or the Roman villa of Rio Verde.
The considerable cultural offer of Marbella is completed by the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, considered the most important of its kind in Spain. Located in Bazán Hospital (17th century), it houses an interesting collection of 19th and 20th century engravings, with works by great masters of Picasso, Miró or Dalí.
From the Marbella calendar of festivals, it is worth highlighting the Fair and Festivals of San Bernabé, which are held during the first half of June. The program includes concerts, Holy Week and the feasts in honor of the patron saint of Marbella, San Pedro de Alcántara, which take place in October, are other days not to be missed.
The natural environment provided by incredible landscapes of the Nature Reserve Sierra de las Nieves, in the heart of the Ronda hills, together with the Sierra Blanca mountains, very close to Marbella, Istán, a city famous for its fountains, and Ojén, are of great wealth ecological.
Marbella is a municipality on the seashore and also with mountain, which is why it bases its gastronomy on seafood and fish, including chopitos (fried baby squid), marinated (fried fish) and best of all, skewers (grilled sardines) , which are not only packaged with flavor, but are also one of the most anti-oxidant foods one can find.

Typical dishes such as gazpacho and Ajoblanco are a must in a Marbella cuisine, especially during the hot summer days, but during the winter you can enjoy an exquisite campera soup (soup of the field), in addition to being in the center of the city. visit local tapas where you can enjoy beer or wine to accompany traditional delights such as Iberian ham (ham), morcilla (chorizo) and tripe (tripe).
The seafood and tapas are perhaps the most characteristic of all foods on the Costa del Sol, so that you can taste the real Spain.
With 320 days of sunshine per year and an average temperature of 19ºC (66ºF) Marbela is one of the best places to visit.
The summer in Marbella is when the time reaches its peak, to be able to spend time on the beach relieved by a gentle breeze and fresh waters of the Mediterranean.
The nights are warm not having a warm coat when we go out at night.
Temperatures in Marbella on average in the summer of May to October are around 26 ° C (79 ° F) with July and August, with the hottest months reaching 30 ° C (86 ° F) and sometimes even more.
The winters of Marbella remain cool and dry, with only occasional outbreaks of rainy weather or cloudy days.
Temperatures drop to an average of about 15 ° C (59 ° F) during the day, for the evening often drop to 8 ° C (46 ° F).
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