Discovering the history of Marbella´s Old Town

By | February 14, 2011

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Whilst the history of the Marbella area dates back to the Phoenicians and Romans, old town is thought to date back to the Middle Ages. During the Arabic influence, from the 8th Century, Marbella became a fortified settlement with huge defensive walls, parts of which are still viable today. The Catholic Monarchs reconquest in the 15th Centuary brought the destruction of Arabic medina and the construction of the historic parts we recognize now, such as Plaza de los Naranjos; the original town hall; the Old Governor´s House, the Chapel of Santiago, Nuestra Señora de la Encarnacion church, and the Bazan Palace.

source: sur in english 17.02.2011

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