Marbella in Andalucía is for many synonymous with big money and big fancy boats, but I wanted to see if there wasn’t some more typical Spanish charm here too. And I do believe there is.
We just stopped by on our way to Gibraltar and didn’t even see the famous port with all the gigantic yachts. We did go by there though, it just felt like the sort of thing one should see when in Marbella, but it was so crowded and there was no parking anywhere close so we just dropped it. And you know what? I think I can live on without having seen it!
The old town is quite much like many others in Andalucía, whitewashed houses, flowers hanging from the walls, narrow cobbled streets, beautiful plazas and little terrace tapas bars all over the place.
Plaza de los Naranjos is a plaza in the middle of the historic centre surrounded with Orange trees. What I loved most was the smell! I loooove orange blossom and it was wonderful to walk around with this lovely scent perfuming the air. This was something we found all over Andalucía, lots of orange trees everywhere and they were all in bloom.
It was just a quick stop, and our focus was not on the rich, modern Marbella. We were curious to
see if there was more to it, and there was!