The evergreen appeal of Marbella’s historic quarter

A picturesque historic area filled with pedestrian streets, alleyways and intimate little squares, all lined with elegant Andalusian buildings adorned with flowerpots is perhaps not the first thing you’d think of when picturing Marbella, but it is very much at the heart of this luxurious resort town’s charm.

la encarnacion churchThose who visit these shores usually seek out the beaches, golf courses, resort hotels, spas, beach clubs, fine dining and nightlife that Marbella and the surrounding coastal region are famous for, but a highlight has to be strolling through the leafy old town and absorbing its truly elegant charm and ambience.

This is a place at once lively and peaceful; where you can seek out popular terraces and squares but also always find a tranquil corner and many a beauty spot. What’s more, the Casco Antiguo, as it is called in Spanish, is enchanting at all times of year, which makes it all the more popular with locals as well as visitors.

A delightful spot to seek some shade and quiet on a hot summer’s day, mosey around the antique and craft shops, pop into a local bar or café, or enjoy some lunch in an al fresco setting or shaded courtyard patio, Marbella’s Old Town is also richly atmospheric on a balmy summer night, fresh and welcoming in spring, romantic in autumn and just the place to catch the Christmas spirit in winter.

Not surprisingly, this vibrant, booming part of Marbella is sought after among those who wish to have a pied-á-terre in its most charming quarter – a place that combines the authentic ambience of historic Andalucía with town charm, fine dining, shopping and sandy beaches. The beautifully restored apartments and grand town houses of the old quarter form an excellent alternative to a beachside or frontline golf property around Marbella, and if you’re looking for an investment there are also restoration projects available with great residential, rental and commercial potential.

Lamar Properties is a specialist in luxury Marbella homes, so contact us now if you would like to know more about real estate in this area.

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