As an Enforex student you can sign up for our school-organized guided Marbella tours, which serve as an excellent way to get to know the city that surrounds you. Our tours mainly cover the Old Quarter, or "Casco Antiguo", and the seaside promenade, or "Paseo Marítimo".
While much of Marbella is tourist-oriented with hotels and resorts, Marbella's Casco Antiguo boasts the picturesque charm typical of Andalusia. Pedestrianized streets lined with fragrant orange trees wind through whitewashed houses, centuries-old buildings and laid-back sidewalk cafés. The Casco Antiguo is also home to many of the top Marbella attractions, such as:
- Plaza de los Naranjos (Square of the Orange Trees), a square built during the Spanish Renaissance and surrounded by historic 16th- and 17th-century buildings. The heart of historic Marbella.
- Iglesia de Santa María (Santa María Church), a 16th century church with a beautiful Baroque-style façade.
- Iglesia de la Encarnación (Encarnación Church), another lovely 16th-century church.
- Museo del Grabado Español Contemporáneo (Spanish Contemporary Engraving Museum), housing an interesting array of 19th- and 20th- century engravings, including prints by Picasso, Dalí, Miró and others.
- Museo Bonsai (Bonsai Museum), a whole living museum dedicated to the Japanese art of trimming miniature trees. It's located in the northeastern part of the town in the Represa Park.
Another part of town that you'll see on our Marbella tours is the Paseo Marítimo, Marbella's lengthy seaside promenade that follows the Mediterranean coastline for what seems like endless kilometers. With the beach on one side and a host of cafes, shops, restaurants and other locales on the other, it's a great place to take a walk, people-watch and enjoy the fresh sea air.