Marbella is the quintessential Andalusian town with cobbled narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and decorated with plants and flower pots. Here are the best Instagram photo spots in the charming Marbella Old Town!
In this blog post, you will find all the Instagram spots in Marbella with descriptions, photos, and locations where they can be found on Google Maps. We spend multiple days in Marbella exploring every corner of this charming town, so let’s dive in!
1. Plaza de los Naranjos
Plaza de los Naranjos is my favorite place in Marbella Old Town. It is the main square and the historic city center of Marbella that is now filled with restaurants, shops, a fountain, orange trees, flowers, and countless picture-perfect Instagram photo spots!
One of the best corners to take photos is definitely the Marbella Town Hall building. It is a white long building that borders the square. The wall of the building is decorated with blue flower pots, and red flowers as well as numerous clay pots with plants. Beautiful!
Another beautiful Instagram spot in Plaza de los Naranjos square is the Ermita de Santiago chapel with a beautiful fountain in front of it. The wall of the chapel features lines of beautiful flower pots and makes for the perfect photo spot in Marbella!
Location: Plaza de los Naranjos
2. Iconic flower wall on Calle Carmen
This flower spot in Carmen street is amongst the best and most popular Instagram spots in Marbella! Although it is a very short street it is pretty iconic!
What makes it so special is the charming combination of typical Andalusian-style elements. There is a stunning white wall covered with blue flower pots and red flowers – the perfect Instagram photo spot.
But if you then look in the direction of the yellow tower of Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church it makes the photo spot even more perfect! Don’t leave Marbella without a photo at this spot!
Location: Calle Carmen
3. Marbella letters above Calle Nueva
Have you seen that iconic overhanging bush with the Marbella letters on it and wondered where you can find it in Marbella Old Town? This is it! The famous Marbella sign is located above Calle Nueva street.
Calle Nueva is a beautiful street that starts at the famous Plaza de Naranjos square and is filled with boutique stores, souvenir shops and is covered by lively plants and flowers. It is a great place for shopping!
But the star of the street is the iconic overhanging bush with Marbella letters on it. It is one of the best Instagram spots in Marbella Old Town so make a stop here to take a photo! You will definitely pass by when exploring the Plaza de los Naranjos square!
Location: Calle Nueva
4. The biggest flower bush in Marbella on Calle Príncipe!
One of the most impressive and beautiful places in Marbella Old Town is the biggest flower bush sitting atop Hotel La Villa Marbella. There are actually two different bushes, but they have grown together and look like a single bush.
One of the bushes has purple-colored flowers, but the other one has red tones, so it looks different from each side. The hotel is located on Calle Príncipe street and the flower bush above it is definitely one of the best Instagram spots in Marbella!
We visited Marbella in spring so this is one of the things I wish we did differently because the flower bushes were not in full bloom yet. Although it looks beautiful anyway, it would look stunning if it were blooming more.
Location: Hotel La Villa Marbella
5. Santo Cristo de Marbella chapel on Calle Ancha
Calle Ancha is an iconic street in Marbella Old Town. It is one of the most popular streets for shopping, people-watching, and having lunch at a restaurant with tables on the side of the street. It is one of the prettiest streets in Marbella!
One of my favorite spots on the street is Santo Cristo de Marbella chapel. It is a small white chapel with a beautiful striking tower located next to a square. There is a beautiful fountain in the middle of the square that creates a charming photo spot!
Location: Calle Ancha
6. Yellow flamenco house at Plaza Santo Cristo
Located right next to the charming fountain and Santo Cristo de Marbella chapel there is another cute Instagram photo spot in Plaza Santo Cristo square – the yellow flamenco house!
There are actually multiple colorful houses at Plaza Santo Cristo square so definitely stop by and check it out! If you are looking for a bright and sunny photo spot, then the yellow house of Flamenco Ana Maria theatre is the place to go!
7. Calle Ortiz de Molinillo
Calle Ortiz de Molinillo is definitely amongst the most beautiful streets in Marbella and one of my favorite Instagram photo spots in Marbella for sure. It is a super charming street in the very heart of the Old Town!
This little corner on the street is beautifully decorated with the same white wall, blue pots, and red flowers as the famous Calle Carmen street with the iconic view of the church – located only 60 meters away, by the way!
Even the trash bin is colored blue with red flowers! This street often gets overlooked by Calle Carmen street but it is definitely worth a visit, so walk by and take a look! It might even be less crowded than the spot at Calle Carmen!
Location: Calle Ortiz de Molinillo
8. Iconic flower bushes above cafés
Marbella Old Town is a town of whitewashed houses and flowers. There are many iconic flower bushes over cafés that have those perfect Southern vacation vibes. Here are some of the most popular ones!
I have to mention that we visited Marbella in early spring (the first days of April) so unfortunately the flower bushes were not in full bloom yet. So when you look at these photos imagine them full of blooming, colorful flowers!
MIA CAFE – Tapas & Bar
MIA CAFE – Tapas & Bar is probably one of the best places to visit. It is not only a really great café (we had lunch there and the tapas were really good!), but it is one of the most beautiful spots in the Old Town.
There is a fantastic flower bush hanging above the cafe that has these bright pink flowers and stands out really well. I hope you visit Marbella closer to the summer when the flowers are in full bloom! It will look stunning!
Location: MIA CAFE – Tapas & Bar
La Cuisine Restaurante
La Cuisine Restaurante is located right next to MIA CAFE – Tapas & Bar and you will definitely notice it. The entrance to the restaurant is surrounded by two huge purple-colored flower bushes. Come early – before it opens – to take a photo like this!
Location: La Cuisine Restaurante
Cafe Flore Restaurante
Located just around the corner from the previous two cafés you will find Cafe Flore Restaurante. It is another spot with the iconic blue flower pots with red flowers on a white wall. It is the perfect combination for a photo and it works every time!
Besides, there is a massive pink flower bush hanging over the sign of the restaurant which makes this facade one of the most beautiful ones for sure! Come early for a photo as it gets crowded later in the day!
Location: Cafe Flore Restaurante
9. The picturesque archway on Calle Caballeros
Calle Caballeros is a narrow and pretty long street in the heart of Marbella Old Town. What makes it extra unique is the arch-shaped pathway stretching across the street where you can walk under it.
It is an iconic Instagram spot in Marbella Old Town, although not as colorful and not so famous as others. Besides the charming white archway, the street is filled with flowers and plants which make it picture-perfect and attractive, so stop by!
Location: Archway on Calle Caballeros
10. View of Marbella church from Calle Gloria
Calle Gloria street was one of my favorite streets in Marbella Old Town. One of the reasons for it was the iconic view that you get of the striking tower of the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church.
Another reason was the street itself – it is super narrow, covered with cobbles, decorated with barrels, lanterns, and plants, and looks absolutely charming! Plus it is full of cute shops where you can buy souvenirs, accessories and so much more!
11. Picture-perfect doors in Marbella Old Town
Here is another photo idea in Marbella – find the most picture-perfect doors! Marbella is filled with colorful, beautifully decorated, unique doors, so take a walk around, pay attention, and find the cutest Instagram spots of doors that you can find!
My absolute favorites were the blue doors on Calle. I personally really love blue doors as it always reminds me of that Southern Mediterranean vacation. The Mediterranean is my favorite region in the World so here you go! All photo locations are below!
12. The city jungle at Parque de la Alameda
Parque de la Alameda is a jungle-like park right next to Marbella Old Town filled with flowers, lush green trees and plants, colorful tile benches, a glorious 18th-century fountain, and narrow walking paths hidden in the shade of the massive trees.
It is the perfect place to go to sit down and relax in the shade as well as to get away from the buzz of the Old Town. besides, there are some really pretty Instagram spots around the park. My favorite ones were the colorful tile benches – so beautiful!
Location: Parque de la Alameda
13. Jungle-like streets of Marbella Old Town
Alameda Park is not the only jungle-like place in Marbella! There are numerous streets where walking felt like being in the jungle, haha! Locals love decorating everything with an abundance of plants so here are the most jungle-like streets in Marbella!
Calle Lobatas is one of the biggest and longest streets in Marbella Old Town. You can see how the locals are living, check out the numerous plants and flower pots, and other decorations that make this one of the most beautiful streets in Marbella.
Location: Calle Lobatas
Callejón del Santo Cristo
Callejón del Santo Cristo is a secret little street hiding behind the Santo Cristo de Marbella chapel and not many people ever find this little hidden gem. For such a small street with so many green plants, it definitely felt like walking through the jungle!
Location: Callejón del Santo Cristo
Calle Montenebros is a hidden gem in Marbella Old Town. There is no reason to walk this tiny narrow street other than just exploring the Old Town. So very few people stumble on this street full of lush green plants and flowers. Definitely stop by!
Location: Calle Montenebros
14. Secret flower pot wall at Calle Escuela
While walking around the Old Town we accidentally stumbled across this very pretty spot on Calle Escuela – next to a school – with a lot of flower pots attached to a white wall. Such a Marbella-style corner!
Typically such places would be full of people taking pictures, however, this one seems somewhat hidden and unknown. If you are looking for that flower pot photo but places in the center are super busy, then try coming to this little street!
Location: Calle Escuela
15. Esculturas de Dalí
There is a wide pedestrian avenue – Avenida del Mar – connecting the jungle-like park Parque de la Alameda and the beach. Avenida del Mar is a busy place full of street artists and vendors, but it also hosts numerous Salvador Dalí sculptures.
It feels like an open-air exhibition – each statue is more interesting than the other. And the best part is that you can visit everything for free. Don’t miss this unique place! And take some unusual photos next to the works made by the famous Spanish artist!
Location: Esculturas de Dalí
16. Marbella beachside promenade and beaches
Marbella beachside promenade is one of the most beautiful and relaxing places that you have to visit during your trip! Even better – it is lined with picture-perfect tall palm trees and plants. Makes for a beautiful Instagram spot in Marbella!
There are plenty of places to sit down and relax and enjoy the good weather! Apart from sandy bays and beaches, there are a couple of cool spots to enjoy like the Statue of Venus – a beautiful statue and a fountain built on a pier stretching into the sea.
17. Parque de la Constitución
There is another cool spot right next to the Marbella Promenade and the Statue of Venus. If you walk back inside the town, you will find a beautiful garden park – Parque de la Constitución or the Park of the Constitution.
Parque de la Constitución is a very large and peaceful garden where you can get away from everyone and everything. There are relaxing benches to sit on and also a beautiful amphitheater to check out.
When we went, the amphitheater was closed, but it look cool from the outside as well. There are numerous photo spots you can find around the garden. I especially loved the palm trees, the blue-and-white hut, and the columns around the theatre!
Location: Parque de la Constitución
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Although Marbella has become quite famous and modern, the authentic part of the town – Marbella Old Town – is still the same typical Andalusian Southern dream you dream about when imagining your vacation!
If you can paint a picture of a charming town with white houses, winding streets, and flower bushes then that’s Marbella. I hope you enjoy your time in Marbella as much as we did! And I hope this blog post gave you some extra inspiration for your trip!