For those who
are more interested in local history and culture than the beaches and
bars, there is still plenty to see in Marbella. The town’s rich history
ensures that there is a wide range of monuments and buildings to visit,
all with their own interesting stories to tell. So take a break from the
beach and check out some of the interesting sites in the area, locations espagne
which are worthwhile viewing and will help you see a little of the local history and culture whilst you stay in the area.Things to see
first to the castle (or what’s left of it) on the old town. After the
reconquista when the Christian population took control of the town, much
of the Moorish architecture was destroyed, however part of the castle
has survived. The walls that stand to this day are an important
testament to that time and the engineering used by the Moors to protect
the city. Only a small part remains today of what was previously an
extensive protective network surrounding the town.
Arab conquest of Spain it was the Romans, amongst others, who left their
mark. A true gem is the small town known as Rio Verde, which belonged
to the Romans and only discovered 50 years ago. A small part has been
excavated – the rooms of which you can view today, providing an
interesting insight into the time.
Others will love a trip to the
older section in Marbella which shows fantastic architecture which has
not changed much since the 1500s. It is a charming area with many
interesting and traditional buildings of note, and is will liked by many
who come to enjoy its unique atmosphere and shop in the boutiques in
Near this older part of town is a very interesting
church, known as the Incarnation. Off the picturesque Orange Place,
you’ll find this church to be charming, dating back to the 15th century.
Likewise, if you’re interested in art then you’ll love the Engraving
museum. It shows a great range of local modern art as well as more
famous pieces of work from internationally acclaimed artists.
the nearby town of San Pedro is a good place to see very old structures
which date to 500AD, including some remains of an old church or two.
Artefacts recovered from this site can be viewed in the local museum
back in Marbella.About the author
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