Marbella Old town still keeps the essence of a typical whitewashed andalusian village. Throughout centuries, different civilizations have visited the area and still nowadays some of their remains can be seen. Enjoy the narrow streets of what it used to be the old arabic medina (city) built on the VIII century and find out how the city developed after the Christian Reconquest on 1485. On this exclusive walking tour we'll be able to visit a well that dates back to 1502 on a hidden garden and remains of the Castle walls in a cosy courtyard if the circumstances allow us. Find out about about Marbella's best kept mysteries... "The girl of the farmhouse" or the ghosts and stone fall on calle viento. This unique tour will change the image you've got of the very well known Marbella by getting off the beaten path.
I'm founder and Director of Andalusian Way of Life and prior to that have worked for 15 years in the hospitality industry mainly in the Costa del Sol and the UK. I've been doing walking tours of Marbella on a regular basis for the last 3 years and I've loved every minute! From my mum I learned how to be the best of the hosts. She's the kind of person that would bring you home for lunch if she saw you with me for the first time :) I recently collaborated with the Marbella tv on a weekly basis talking about Marbella history and curiosities and also appeared on tv reports about Marbella filmed by Malaga tv and the Philippine tv channel Metro. Being local and doing tours of Marbella regularly allows me to take you to private properties (i.e.: hidden courtyards) and show you places that you wouldn't visit on the typical tour.
The tour will start in the buzzing Alameda park, a picturesque wood in the middle of Marbella. We'll go through Avenida del Mar where some of Dali's sculptures can be seen. After visiting the promenade we will come back to the Old town where we will most likely visit some exclusive properties and wander through the winding whitewashed streets that will lead us to the world famous Orange tree square.