Many people will no doubt be aware of Jacks restaurant in Puerto Banús. Previously known as Jacks American Brasserie, it first opened its doors back in 1999 and soon became a firm favourite with locals and visitors to Marbella.
It enjoys an enviable position on Puerto Banus’s frontline overlooking the iconic marina and it has now been relaunched as Jacks Smokehouse – an idea based on Metro Group head chef Lorenzo Otterburn’s visit to Las Vegas.
Street Markets are a part of Marbella. Depending on which one you choose, you will usually find some amazing bargains. It is also a very colourful way to shop and maybe try out some of your Spanish phrases!! Whichever market you choose to visit, there is always a very friendly atmosphere. And don’t forget, it is completely acceptable to barter.
The Monday market in Marbella sells normal household items like clothes, handbags, jewelry and much, much more. There is also a local produce section. Here, you will find deliciously fresh fruit and vegetables, all from local growers and sellers offering herbs, spices, nuts and sweets.
The San Pedro Market on Thursday is a much larger market, with more stalls than there is in Marbella. It offers great choices. Other markets are the Las Chapas market on Friday, the Puerto Banús market on Saturday which are a little different. They include designer stalls offering clothing and jewelry.
The Artisan market in Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo is a wonderful way to enjoy your Sunday, looking at all the interesting local artisan pictures, jewelry, art and much more.
Stall at the Puerto Deportivo in Marbella
Every Monday – Calle Platino / Av. las Albarizas (Bus Linea 2) (Please note there is building here at the moment so the market it further up the street)
San Pedro de Alcántara Market
Every Thursday – The fairground (Bus Linea 5)
Puerto Banús Market
Every Saturday – From the bullring to the port (Bus Linea 4)
Las Chapas Market
Every Friday – Behind the Town Hall office.
Puerto Deportivo (Marina), Marbella
Winter Times: Sundays 12 to dusk (from 21 Sep) Summer Times: Saturday & Sunday 20.00 – 1.00 (from 28 June – 19 Sep)
Marbella Sunday Market
Fresh produce, gourmet dishes, local handicrafts. Every Sunday 9.30 – 14.30
The Farmacy, Centro Comercial El Capricho (just past the copper tower and El Corte Ingles H & C)
Gallery Pieters is located in the Cristamar Centre, just a short walk from El Corte Inglés in Puerto Banús. The Marbella Gallery opened in May 2015, but the owners are not new to the gallery scene. They also own three well established galleries in Belgium.
Pop up shop by Bronze & Golden at Loulou Jane in Puerto Banús 4 – 6 November 12.00 – 23.00
….. Pop Up Shop de Bronze & Golden a Loulou Jane en Puerto Banús 4 – 6 Noviembre a las 12.00 – 23.00
Bronze & Golden are doing pop ups on the first weekend of every month at the new and fabulous tea room Loulou Jane Marbella. Enjoy bubbly and canapés, with live music, fashion show and amazing goodie bags.
Bronze & Golden están haciendo Pop Up Tienda del primer fin de semana de cada mes a la nueva y fabulosa sala de té Loulou Jane Marbella. Disfrutar de champán y canapés, con música en vivo, desfile de moda y sorprendentes bolsas de regalos.
Puerto Banús is located south west of Marbella’s town centre. It is estimated that about 5 million people visit here every year. It is known as the playground of the rich and famous, who have been coming here for many years and more recently for the reality TV stars who refer to it as ‘Marbs’.
The Pinktober Charity Run was held this year on Sunday 15 November, starting and finishing next to the Hard Rock Café in Puerto Banus.
It was as usual well attended by both young and old. There is always a great atmosphere at this event with everyone showing support for the fight against breast cáncer. There must have been over a thousand people taking part and a fair number of dogs too, all showing solidarity for this very worthy cause by wearing pink T-shirts, wigs and tutus. MarbellaAzul was of course there to bring you all the best images.
Neon Night returned to Marbella on 3 October 2015. This year, the walk started from the Plaza Antonio Banderas in Puerto Banús. Hundreds of people took part and left the Plaza just after 21.00.
This is always a popular walk for families and friends to enjoy together. All the walkers were given a neon accessory kit with earrings, a ring, a necklace, glasses and bracelets, to wear during the walk and ‘light the way’. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere whilst raising funds for 2 charities – NGO Plan-España helping disperse Gender discrimination for girls around the world and CADI, which help children with special needs. MarbellaAzul.com was there to bring you the images. We hope you enjoy them!
Virgen del Carmen is celebrated every year in Marbella on 16 July. She is the patron saint of fishermen and her statue is carried through the streets from the chapel where she is stored to the Puerto de la Bajadilla (Marbella’s fishing port), accompanied by a band and a number of local dignatories. Crowds gather, cheer and throw white carnations.
On arrival at the fishing port, the fishing boats are blessed . The throne is then transferred to a boat and she makes her way by sea to Puerto Banús accompanied by local fishermen, numerous pleasure boats and jet skis. On the return journey, the flowers are thrown into the sea as an offering to those who lost their lives at sea and a blessing is given. The procession then returns to the Puerto Deportivo (Marina) in Marbella and makes its way through the streets of Marbella back to her chapel.
MarbellaAzul.com was this week invited to review La Sala Banús’s Sunday Lunch menu. We were of course pleased to accept their offer..
This very popular venue in Nueva Andalucia offers a traditional Sunday lunch menu from October to June. There is a wide choice of starters, main courses and desserts and the cost is as follows: Single course for €15.95, two courses for €20.95 or three courses for €25.95. They also offer a children’s menu for the under 10s for €8.95 – which is of course very popular with families.
Thursday 23 July 2015 saw the official opening of the Ambrosia Gourmet Market in Puerto Banús, Marbella. More than 400 people atended, including Marbella Azul and RTV Marbella’s “Marbella Now” programme.
Marbella’s new mayor José Bernal, Manuel Garcia (Concejal de Fiestas) and Manuel Osorio Lozano (Concejal de Hacienda) were there representing the Ayuntamiento along with many other Marbellís lucky enough to get an invite to this prestigious event. Other attendees included the vice president of Malaga Ayuntamiento Francisca Caracuel and Patricio Baeza (Honorary Consul from Hungary in Malaga) offering support for one of Ambrosia’s partners who is Hungarian.
A press conference was held at the Melior Vasari Business Centre in Puerto Banús today for the Ambrosia Mercado Gourmet owners Antonio Ortiz and Gabor Somlai to present their latest project. The event was attended by the new mayor of Marbella, José Bernal and Marbella Azul were there to bring you the news and images.
We were as usual delighted to be invited to this year’s La Sala by the Sea “White & Gold Party” on Friday, the traditional start to Marbella’s summer season. The invitation promised a great atmosphere, live music and much, much more including canapes from their Thai inspired menu.
From the minute we arrived, the invitation started to live up to its promise with music from DJ Scott Strutton filling the night air. The venue was of course decorated with white and gold. Vases of pure white feathers and crystals adorned the tables and there were crystal and feather lights hanging overhead with white and gold sails around the central bar.