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10 amazing facts about Marbella and its famous residents

Whether you enjoy spending your holidays in a luxury Marbella event villa or you live here all year round, you will be amazed at some of the facts we found about the town and its famous residents.

10 fun facts about Marbella and district include:

  1. Marbella boasts its very own micro-climate, which is a local zone where the climate differs to surrounding areas. If it is raining for example in Torremolinos, once you pass Calahonda, it is likely to be sunny with clear blue skies

  2. A partially hidden tree on the Golden Mile, near Puerto Banus has intricate carvings of a fisherman and a mermaid, dating back many years. The owner of the ‘La Pesquera’ restaurant chain had it commissioned to go outside one his eateries until plans were shelved. Just before Puerto Banus, the tree is on the right hand side of the road. Well worth a visit!

  3. Antonio Banderas, who owned a luxury villa in Marbella, was a football player until the age of 14, when he broke his foot. He then turned to acting and the rest, as they say is history!

  4. A whale was beached at San Pedro de Alcantara in 2008 and despite the efforts of 500 people, it sadly died. The whale was 50ft long and native to the Southern Californian coast.

  5. Celebrities who own houses near Marbella include: Boris Becker and Eva Longoria. Wayne Rooney and Vladimir Putin bought houses in La Zagaleta on the Ronda road probably the most secure complex in the world – with its own police force!

  6. Believe it or not, after the famous Alhambra in Granada, the second most visited place in Spain is the La Cañada shopping centre on the outskirts of Marbella.

  7. The Marbella Club was founded in 1954 by Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe, but his uncle, Ricardo Soriano (think main road through Marbella), who really put the town on the map. He bought El Rodeo, close to the H10 Andalucia Plaza Hotel, Nueva Andalucia which saw the birth of tourism on the Costa del Sol.

  8. The Costa del Sol was formerly known as the Costa del Viento (windy coast). With over 320 average days of sunshine each year, Andalucia is likely to have attracted 30 million tourists by the end of 2017.

  9. The Costa del Sol has over 70 golf courses and is widely known as the ‘Costa del Golf.’ The Real Club Valderrama at San Roque hosted the 1997 Ryder Cup, the American Express World Championships in 1998 and 1999 and many Volvo Masters Tournaments.

  10. The guttural accent of southern Spaniards comes from the Moors who ruled Andalucia from the 8th to the 15th century. The accent continued, even after the Moors left and the heavy dialect is still very much in evidence today.

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