Golden Mile, the pearl of Marbella
The Golden Mile is the most famous and exclusive area of Marbella, this area is filled with fantastic villas, mansions, modern apartments and luxury townhouses.
The site was chosen by Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe-Langenburg to build the exclusive Marbella Club Hotel, which since its opening in the 50s has attracted a very prestigious international clientele, transforming the traditional fishing village into one of the most fashionable tourist destinations worldwide, a condition which is still prevailing. In the 1970s, due to the growing popularity of the region, the Puente Romano Hotel was built, which was later acquired by Mouffaque Al Midani. Mouffaque was a regular customer of the Marbella Club and a member of Marbella's elite. The name of the hotel refers to the 1st century Roman bridge that is located inside the building.
Standing out on the mountainside is the Marbella Mosque, officially known as the King Abdul Aziz Mosque, designed by Spanish architect Juan Mora Urbano in 1981. Nearby is a huge palace complex, the summer royal residence of Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly well hidden despite its size, this is the largest private home in Marbella and one of the largest in Spain.
Distances to significant sites on the coast:
- Malaga Airport: 52 km, 35-38 min drive
- Gibraltar Airport: 70 km, 1 hour drive
- Center of Marbella: 4 km, 5-7 min drive
- Malaga: 63 km, 45-50 min drive
- Estepona: 26 km, 25-28 min drive
- Puerto Banus: 3.6 km, 4-6 min drive
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Synonymous with luxury and privilege, the Golden Mile is home to exquisite art galleries, Brioni shops, prestigious furniture brands from interior design and architecture studios, and Marbella's many excellent restaurants, cafes and beach clubs.
The Golden Mile is home to many of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Marbella by famous chefs Dani Garcia and Nobu Matsuhisa: Nobu, Lobito de Mar, Leña. If you want to know more about the best restaurants in Marbella, be sure to read our blog.
If what you are looking for is to have a drink by the sea and enjoy the ocean panorama and the sounds of the surf while enjoying a coffee or a drink, among the best places to go are Cappuccino Marbella, The Sea Grill or Victors Beach Bar among other exclusive beach bars. To experience Marbella nightlife in all its glory, head to the glamorous Buddha Bar.
There are many exciting sports and activities to enjoy without leaving the Golden Mile. Among the most popular sports are golf, water sports and tennis. The golf courses of Nueva Andalucia, the marina of Marbella and Puerto Banus, as well as the tennis club, which is part of the Puente Romano complex. Opened in 1979 and run by none other than Bjorn Borg, this is an elegant tennis club that also has extensive facilities for paddle tennis, a very popular sport in the area.
On the other hand, the other most popular activities are yoga or beach workouts. Thanks to the picturesque promenade, you can also practice sports such as jogging, walking, cycling or roller skating, enjoying a beautiful sea view in a unique atmosphere.
There are two private schools on the Golden Mile that offer a British education. Swans International School - established for over 50 years, this school offers education for children aged 3 to 18. The teaching takes place according to the British curriculum, parallel to the Spanish ESO system.
And also, Laude San Pedro International College, a school that has courses for children from 3 to 18 years old, and which, in addition to working in a British school for all years, allows students to choose the Spanish system from the age of 12.
If you want to know more about education in Marbella, we have an article on our website.