Step into the charming Old World of Casco Antigua Marbella for a stroll in Old Quarter Marbella. Follow your feet and satisfy your sense of adventure while navigating the narrow cobblestone paths to discover hidden gems tucked away under the orange trees.
Plaza de los Naranjos is an enchanting place as all roads lead to the luck centre garden aligned with rows of restaurants, live music and wonder in the heart of Orange Square.
During the warmer months dine al fresco on an open air terrace overlooking the square, or picnic under the shade of the orange trees spread all around the square.
Year round tables and chairs are always out for diners to enjoy the splendour of their surroundings.
Whether it’s sipping coffee or chocolate or enjoying a meal outdoors Old World Marbella is an amazing destination for a taste of something outside the ordinary.
Its narrow streets are lined with delicious bakeries, shops and Spanish delicacies sure to tempt your curiosity.
You never know what to expect at each turn, a crossroads of adventure awaits you at each intersection.
Step into the past at the end of the cobblestone paths, and stumble onto the ramparts of Spanish history
Follow your feet and let your heart guide you while threading through the sights Old Quarter Marbella has in store on an evening or day time venture.
While venturing around don’t forget to stop by the Mercado Municipal de Marbella for a crack at the freshest seafood and produce this side of Costa Del Sol.
Located adjacent to one of the largest parking structures, this market is steps away from the entrance to Old Quarter Marbella.
One restaurant you should definitely check out is El Cortijo.I couldn’t hope for a more authentic Spanish meal on our first full day in Marbella.
The owner was wonderfully hospitable explaining the intricacies of local cuisine, enlightening us North American folk about what constitutes “Real Spanish Paella” and the amazing amount of heart that goes into the homemade desserts made by his wife. The specials of the day are sure to please any discerning palate.
The Squid Ink Paella is definitely a delight for your daring tastebuds. But the Seafood Paella is out of this world with tantalizing morsels of fresh prawn, mussels, squid, and scallops in every bite.
The blend of saffron, smoked paprika, and an enrapturing mix of spices are packed in every addictive mouthful. My only complaint was that I could not savour this dish long enough. The memory of this dish evokes a hunger pang of longing to return to this quaint slice of Spanish heaven.
Their Queso Frito and Braised Oxtail were decadent indulgences, perfect for escaping the elements during a downpour.
If you stop by El Cortijo I strongly recommend the Fig Mousse that is literally a dessert lover’s dream. Both wonderfully sweet, earthy and deliciously poached in house made goodness and a healthy helping of love.
This restaurant was so amazing we stopped by a second time on our trip to Spain.
Dare to go where your curious heart takes you, don’t bring a map just your sense of adventure.
Cheers to your own EatDrinkPlayAdventure discoveries along the way 🙂