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Top 5 attractions that you should not miss in Marbella – Details of Marbella’s popularity

The luxury beach destination has quite the reputation for Michelin-starred restaurants, yachts and golf courses. If you are planning to spend your holiday in this Spanish city, here are five must-do things.


Play golf

The climate and world-class golf courses that scatter the beautiful landscape make Marbella a premier golf destination. The Golf Valley of Marbella has about 15 golf clubs; most of which are designed by golf experts. Among the most prestigious golf courses are La Quinta Golf & Country Club, El Paraiso and Los Naranjos Golf Club – along with these, there are also many new golf course added to the collection.


Enjoy the beaches

With all the other exciting activities, one could forget that Marbella is actually a beach destination with many lovely beaches on offer. This is, in fact, the first thing many hotel brands state on their list of things to do. The town is lined by an excellent coastline which is split into twenty-four fine beaches. All these beaches are brimming with watersports and leisure time activities. A few of the beaches you must visit are El Faro, Fontanilla Beach, Puerto Beach and San Pedro Alcantara.


Themed parks

The city is packed with themed parks; these parks vary from waterparks to zoos to fairgrounds. Visitors of every age category are welcome at these parks. Funny Beach, for example, is an amusement park that offers video games, go-karts and many other activities aimed especially at children. The park is located conveniently close to Marbella centre. Other themed parks include the two parks offered by Marbella's Costa Water Park, Butterfly Park, Sea Life Centre, Tivoli World, Selwo Safari Park and Parque Acuatico Mijas. These enticing features of the town are also the deciding factor in the success of hotel groups like Minor Hotels.


Old Town of Marbella

Exploring the oldest part of the town really is an amazing thing to do on your trip. The many pedestrian streets laid with red tiles make up a labyrinth worth exploring. The buildings found on this part of the town are whitewashed and crowned with terracotta roofs. The whole area is picturesquely blossomed with flowers. The streets are lined with houses and restaurants – you'll also see alfresco seating arrangements of these restaurants enclosed by orange trees. The area is also immaculately clean up to the level where tiles gleam in the sunlight.


The Spanish museum

Located in the oldest part of the town, the museum is the only one of its kind devoted to Spanish engraving. Visiting the museum must be a part of your experience as it houses rarities. The palace turned museum was built in the 16th century in Moorish style. It belonged to Commander Alonso de Bazan, and he later committed the palace to the poor as a hospital. There's a massive collection of artefacts that'll catch your fancy – there are about 4000 etchings, engravings, lithographs and various types of artwork done by Spain's most venerable artists: you'll see the works of Picasso, Goya, Dali and Chillida.