Here you will find a few hidden gems and attractions in Marbella! Escape the tourists and plan a day trip to one (or all) of these great places on the Costa del Sol.
- Ojén, the white village
- Marbella: the old town
- Bodega Cortijo de los Aguilares
- Málaga Alcazaba
Ojén, the white village
The beautiful white village (pueblo blanco) Ojén is a hidden gem and a nice place to visit in the mountains, near Marbella. Just a few kilometers from bustling Marbella, you can escape the tourists in this beautiful Andalusian village, which is wonderfully quiet and pleasant.
From the coast, driving inland into the hills, you will discover this picturesque village where time has stood still. Wander along the curving roads and cobblestone streets to see the beautiful, always well-maintained, white houses of the village and enjoy a coffee at one of the terraces found in the village. From the main street in the village, you can climb up to the Cuevas de las Columnas y Campanas (Caves of Columns and Bells). Here you will not only get to see the fascinating caves, but also a beautiful view. You have to climb some steep stairs to do so, but the panoramic views are worth it. Ojén has a lot of caves that you can walk to from the main road.
Marbella: the old town
Another top attraction in Marbella is the old town. Here you will not see many yachts and sports cars. However, in the old town, you can experience the real Marbella. Enjoy and relax with a refreshing drink in one of the many bars on Plaza de Los Naranjos (Orange Tree Square). Stroll through the narrow streets surrounding this beautiful square. Take a walk along the historic buildings that you can still find here.
Bodega Cortijo de los Aguilares
Located about 5 km from Ronda (Málaga, Andalusia), Cortijo Los Aguilares is an 800-hectare Winery, of which only 25 ha are dedicated to growing vines, managed organically. The rest is oak and scrub, which constitute a perfect environment for the vineyards. These are managed ecologically and are a magnificent example of integration into the landscape. At an altitude of more than 900m, the Serranía de Ronda is one of the southernmost wine-growing areas in Europe. Its proximity to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, the abundant rains during the winter and the excellent thermal oscillation between day and night are the main factors that mark the uniqueness of its terroir. This unique environment offers us the possibility of cultivating a great diversity of varieties: Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon – creating wines that reflect the terroir from which the grapes come.
Nobody would doubt the fact that Malaga has a great cultural richness; a lot of civilizations with its cultures and traditions passed through this city, leaving some important traces. One of the greatest gifts that Muslims have left in the city has been the Alcazaba.
The Alcazaba is without any doubts the heart of Malaga. You cannot leave the city without visiting it. Every year, this monument is visited by thousands and thousands of people on their way through the city.
Together with the Castle of Gibralfaro and the Cathedral, the Alcazaba dominates the scene with one of the most beautiful views of the city that you can admire while visiting the harbour promenade
The opening times of the Alcazaba are:
From April 1st to October 31st from 9:00 to 20:00 h*
From 1st November to 31st March from 9:00 to 18:00 h*
Closed: 24th, 25th and 31st of December and the 1st of January
*The last pass is 45 minutes before closing time.
If you want more specific details check www.alcazabamalaga.com