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15 most beautiful streets in Marbella Old Town, Spain

Marbella is the quintessential Andalusian town with cobbled narrow streets, whitewashed houses, and decorated with plants and flower pots. Here are the most beautiful streets in Marbella Old Town!

In this blog post, you will find all the most beautiful streets 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!

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1. Calle Carmen

Most beautiful whitewashed villages and unique towns in Andalusia, Spain - Marbella Old Town
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Carmen

Carmen street is easily one of the most famous and picturesque streets in Marbella. Although it is a very short street what makes it one of the most beautiful streets in Marbella is the charming combination of flower pots and the view of the church.

There is a stunning white wall covered with blue flower pots and red flowers – the picture-perfect corner. And if you look in the direction of the yellow Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación church it makes for the perfect photo spot in Marbella!

Location: Calle Carmen

2. Calle Ortiz de Molinillo

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Ortiz de Molinillo
Most beautiful whitewashed villages and unique towns in Andalusia, Spain - Marbella Old Town

There is another corner in Marbella Old Town that is filled with super attractive flower pots and red flowers. Calle Ortiz de Molinillo is definitely amongst the most beautiful streets in Marbella but often gets overlooked by the nearby Calle Carmen.

The little corner on Calle Ortiz de Molinillo street that is beautifully decorated with the same white wall and blue pots is located only 60 meters away from the iconic photo spot on Calle Carmen, so definitely walk by and take a look! It is super charming!

Location: Calle Ortiz de Molinillo

3. Plaza de los Naranjos

Most beautiful Instagram photo spots in Marbella Old Town, Spain - Plaza de los Naranjos
Most beautiful Instagram photo spots in Marbella Old Town, Spain - Plaza de los Naranjos

Although Plaza de los Naranjos is a square, not a street, I have to include it in this list! Plaza de los Naranjos is the historic city center filled with restaurants, shops, a fountain, orange trees, flowers, and countless picture-perfect corners.

Most beautiful Instagram photo spots in Marbella Old Town, Spain - Plaza de los Naranjos
Most beautiful Instagram photo spots in Marbella Old Town, Spain - Plaza de los Naranjos

Visiting Plaza de los Naranjos Square is one of the best things to do in Marbella Old Town. The most beautiful spots in the square are the fountain and the flower-covered walls of Marbella Town Hall as well as Ermita de Santiago chapel.

Location: Plaza de los Naranjos

4. Calle Ancha

Most beautiful whitewashed villages and unique towns in Andalusia, Spain - Marbella Old Town
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - 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.

The best part of the street stretches from Plaza Puente Ronda where you can find the famous MIA CAFE with a gigantic flower bush up to Plaza Santo Cristo square where you can see the iconic Santo Cristo de Marbella chapel with a fountain next to it.

Location: Calle Ancha

5. Calle Nueva

Most beautiful whitewashed villages and unique towns in Andalusia, Spain - Marbella Old Town

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, and souvenir shops and is covered by lively plants and flowers. However, the overhanging Marbella sign is the most iconic spot here.

Location: Calle Nueva

6. Calle Gloria

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Gloria
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - 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!

Location: Calle Gloria

7. Calle Caballeros

Most beautiful whitewashed villages and unique towns in Andalusia, Spain - Marbella Old Town
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Caballeros

Calle Caballeros is a narrow and pretty long street in the heart of Marbella Old Town. What makes it extra unique and helps it stand out from the rest of the most beautiful streets in Marbella is the arch-shaped pathway where you can walk under it.

Besides the charming white archway, the street is filled with flowers and plants which make it picture-perfect and attractive. This is definitely one of those streets in Marbella Old Town where I recommend walking the whole length of it! So pretty!

Location: Calle Caballeros

8. Calle Lobatas

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Lobatas
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Lobatas

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.

This street intersects with many other streets that I have mentioned in this blog post, so it is a great way to explore many of these streets at once! If you are interested there is a really great dinner restaurant at the end of this street called Entre Limones.

Location: Calle Lobatas

9. Calle Príncipe

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Príncipe
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Príncipe

Calle Príncipe is a short street in Marbella but it features one of the most beautiful spots in Marbella Old Town. It has one of the biggest flower bushes you will see in Marbella! The bush sits atop Hotel La Villa 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: Calle Príncipe

10. Calle Valdés

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Valdés
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Valdés

Calle Valdés is a beautiful narrow street that starts at the famous Plaza de los Naranjos square and intersects with Calle Gloria. What made this street unique were numerous illustrative tiles on the wall depicting different stories. Definitely check it out!

Location: Calle Valdés

11. Calle San Lázaro

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle San Lázaro
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle San Lázaro

Calle San Lázaro is so long and so narrow, and full of bushes and plants that it barely gets any sunlight! But it makes this one of the most unique and beautiful streets in Marbella Old Town, so it is definitely worth a walk through it!

Location: Calle San Lázaro

12. Callejón del Santo Cristo

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Callejón del Santo Cristo
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - 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

13. Calle Montenebros

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Montenebros
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Montenebros

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. Calle Escuela

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Escuela
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - 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. A typical Marbella spot, if I could say so! Isn’t it pretty?!

Location: Calle Escuela

15. Calle Solano

Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain - Calle Solano

Calle Solano is a quiet street in the middle of one of the busiest areas in Marbella Old Town right next to Calle Lobatas, Calle Ancha, Calle Escuela, and others. What makes this tiny corner special are the massive pots with plants and trees! Very green and lush!

Location: Calle Solano

Happy exploring!

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!

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Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain
Most beautiful streets in Marbella, Spain

3 Comments

  1. Hello

    I have just read your 15 best streets to visit in marbella and found it so useful. We are visiting next week and wonder which order is best to visit all the streets and how long it would roughly take? Thank you so much. Look forward to your reply

    Ella

    1. Hi, Ella! You can imagine the popular Plaza de los Naranjos square as the central point and then make two loops from there. One loop could be: Plaza de los Naranjos-Calle Carmen-Calle Gloria-Calle Valdes-Calle Nueva-Plaza de los Naranjos.

      Then the other loop from Plaza de los Naranjos would go to Calle Ortiz de Molinillo-Calle Caballeros-though Calle de la Cruz to Plaza Puente Ronda-Calle Ancha-Plaza Santo Cristo- Callejón del Santo Cristo (behind the church)-Calle Lobatas-Calle Principe-back to Calle Ancha-then turn from Calle Ancha to Calle Montenebros-back to Calle Lobatas-Calle Escuela-back to Plaza de los Naranjos.

      Time depends on how many photos you will take and how many shops you will check out along the way 🙂 Walking without stopping would take less than 1 hour, so the distance is quite short. Everything is just too beautiful and makes you stop all the time 😉 I hope this helps.

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