“Kids plan” at Marbella’s old town

Hello again Mamis de Málaga, how about your end of the season? we are very happy to start our holidays, we always love new starting, and much more when it is holidays!

Today we are going to propose you a quiet charming plan. We are going to take a walk about at Marbella’s old town, it is spectacular, we have never been in there before and when we went, all the family fall in love with the area!

Well, here our adventure goes!

As we arrived from Malaga, we entered by N-340 road to Ramón y Cajal Avenue, once in there, in about couple of minutes (depending on the traffic) we turn right at Huerta Chica St., and we look for parking. If you cannot find anyone, usually it is complicated, there is a public parking.

We have already parked, and we begin our journey, Marbella’s old town presents itself as an emblematic place full of Roman, Arab and Christian vestiges, and corners full of tradition and charm.

We mix up with the surroundings and we start enjoying the walking, we get around spectacular streets that look like Andalusian courtyard, decorated with flowers that together with the sinuous curves and architectures they have it makes feel like moving to a dream world full of Magic…

Here we begin to imagine that we live on the Romans’ time, where my daughter, the goddess Venus, goddess of beauty and love (remembering her final enfant school project that has been about the Romans), is transforming the streets into enchanted places at her wand touch, while we follow her game and we ask her wishes.

calle casco antiguo marbella

paralela plaza Naranjos 2paralela plaza naranjo

Los Naranjos Square

Street after street, we arrive to Los Naranjos Square, a beautiful enclave that it is one of the first Christian designs after the Reconquest, this place is characterized by a large central grove under which we can sit down to have something refreshing or eat. Here you will also find the old Casa del Corregidor, the Town Hall and the Hermitage of Santiago.

Very close to this square we can find the tourist office, where you can take a small catalog, very complete, about the old town, so you can explain to the children what we are seeing in each moment and a little bit of its history.

Plaza de los Naranjos

plaza de los naranjos arboleda

Photo by Marbella and San Pedro de Alcantara’s Town Hall

Incarnación Church

After resting and eating something at the Los Naranjos Square, we decided to visit the Contemporary Spanish Engraving Museum. On the way, we find the Incarnation Church, a mosque consecrated by the Catholic Kings after the conquest of the city, as my eldest son would say, a few years ago, specifically on June 11, 1485.

Once inside, we find a beautiful church, with a basilical structure, with a central nave and two sides, and a large main altarpiece in Baroque style, which shelters in its central area Saint Barnabas, the patron of the city.

Iglesia San bernabe o senora de la encarnacion en plaza de san bernabe

Retablo Iglesia de la Encarnación

Photo by encarnacionmarbella.com

Contemporary spanish engraving museum

After delighting ourselves with the beauty of the Incarnation Church of the we went to the Contemporary Spanish Engraving Museum, there we found out that they make courses / workshops of engraving for children, so I thought that the ideal plan of visit of the old town of Marbella could coincide with one of these workshops, which work prior registration, to then organize the day and schedules around it.

You can find all the information at the museum website

museo de grabado espanol contemporaneo

Photo by Contemporary spanish engraving museum

Remains of the arabic castle

When we left the museum we stop a moment to recapitulate, we are having a very complete day, we walked, played, eaten and rested, visited a church and a museum, and now what more can we do to make the end of the day rounded? Surely there will be many options, but we opted for ice cream and quick visit to the remains of the Arab castle, so cool, it is a construction of the caliph period (10th century) with an extension of the Nazari period (14th century), which we have fallen in love, imagining how people used to lived in there and their customs, how they used to do for life…

Imagine how far our imagination went that we left very convinced that the greatgreatparents of my children lived there and helped building the fort!!!!

Resto castillo árabe

Well, Mamis de Málaga, we hope you liked our plan of visiting Marbella’s old town, and that it helps you as an inspiration for your own plans.

Very happy to share our little things with you, bye bye until next week.

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