News & Articles

Here, you will find news and articles in a number of categories relating to Marbella related subjects:


Marbella News

Where to eat out in Marbella

MarbellaAzul.com’s comprehensive Restaurant Guide will help you to find a restaurant, tapas bar or beach bar (chiringito) based on the area of Marbella you are interested in, the type of cuisine you are looking for and your price range.

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Environment

Plastic pollution is killing our planet

Over the last 50 years, the use of plastic has been growing exponentially. This wouldn’t be a problem if it was biodegradable, but most plastics in use today are not. Consequently, plastic is now one of the greatest risks facing our planet. And if we don’t do something about it, within the next three decades, there will be more plastic in our oceans than there are fish.

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Legal & Financial News

Inheritance Tax: Proposed exemptions in Andalucia

The PSOE lost its majority in Andlucia in the 2015 election. It currently retains power as a result of its coalition with Ciudadanos. In return for its support for the 2018 budget, Ciudadanos has forced the PSOE to accept a substantial change to the Impuesto sobre Sucesiones y Donaciones (ISD), Spain’s inheritance and gift tax.

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Art & Culture

“Equitana” exhibition at Benezra Gallery

Anna Louise Andersen

We were delighted to receive an invitation to the opening of the new “Equitana” exhibition at the Benezra Gallery in Benahavis on Thursday 30 March. Roz was involved with horses from an early age and she was really looking forward to an evening dedicated to these wonderful animals. The exhibition is open to the public from 31 March to 30 April.

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Art & Culture

Interview with Maureen & Laurence of the Benezra Gallery

MarbellaAzul.com were delighted to be invited by Maureen and Laurence Benezra to their newly opened gallery in Benahavis. It’s a modern gallery, located in a quiet residential area on the La Quinta Golf urbanization. The courtyard is a tranquil setting, complete with orange trees and a relaxing water feature.

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Art & Culture

“Objects of Desire” exhibition at Kasser Rassu

The Kasser Rassu Gallery on Marbella’s “Golden Mile” invited art lovers to the opening of their latest exhibition by L E Art Côtier entitled “Objects of Desire” on Friday 26 August. As usual, MarbellaAzul.com was there to find out what it was all about and provide images of some of the art on display.

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Art & Culture

“Urban Collectives” exhibition at Kasser Rassu

We were once again delighted to be invited to the Kasser Rassu Gallery in Marbella to see their “Urban Collectives” exhibition. This is a collection of works by three very different artists, which has been put together by the Benezra Art Investments & Consultancy. It is certainly worth a visit!

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Art & Culture

José González Bueno at Kasser Rassu

Nos emocionamos cuando descubrimos que José González Bueno iba a realizar una exposición de su obra titulada “Acuarelas únicas hiperrealistas” en la maravillosa Galería Kasser Rassu de Marbella del 1 al 29 de febrero de 2016.

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Art & Culture

Kasser Rassu celebrates 6 amazing years

The Kasser Rassu Gallery celebrated its 6th anniversary in true Marbella style on Friday 20 November. Kasser Rassu has brought us so much pleasure over the last six years with featured artists from all over the world. And this year has been particularly interesting.

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Art & Culture

“Urban Beauty” at Kasser Rassu Marbella

The Kasser Rassu Gallery in Marbella is currently showing Kathrina Rupit’s “Urban Beauty” exhibition in association with Benezra Art Investment. Kathrina Rupit is originally from Mexico. but after a period of travelling, she established herself in Dublin, Ireland.

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Art & Culture

Sandra Meiland exhibition in Marbella

“Farbreisen”, an exhibition presenting the work of Sandra Meiland, opened on Friday 18 September at the Kasser Rassu Gallery here on Marbella´s Golden Mile – opposite the Marbella Club. The exhibition will run until Wednesday 14 October.

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Art & Culture

Interview with Alexandra Spyratos

Internationally renowned artist Alexandra Spyratos very kindly agreed to be interviewed by MarbellaAzul.com at the Kasser Rassu Gallery (opposite the Marbella Club on the Golden Mile) where she is exhibiting her work until 31 July.

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Art & Culture

Alexandra Spyratos at Kasser Rassu

On a very hot and humid July night, art enthusiasts gathered at the Kassu Rassu Art Gallery on Marbella’s Golden Mile to enjoy cocktails with Alexandra Spyratos who is exhibiting her work there from July 1 – 31.

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Art & Culture

Beryl Cook exhibition at Museo Ralli in Marbella

The Museo Ralli in Marbella is currently exhibiting the work of English artist Beryl Cook. Beryl Cook was born in Surrey in 1926, but she lived in Plymouth in the south west of England for much of her life and she died there in May 2008. She started painting relatively late using her son’s paint set!

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Concerts & Shows

Kaiser Chiefs in Torremolinos

Kaiser Chiefs in Torremolinos - August 6 2016

On Saturday 6 August, British rock band the Kaiser Chiefs played the Auditorio Principe de Asturias in Torremolinos – an event arranged by Crazy Music Productions. The band’s line-up was as usual Ricky Wilson (Vocals), Andrew White (Lead Guitar), Simon Rix (Bass Guitar), Nick Baines (Keyboards) and Vijay Mistry (Drums).

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Concerts & Shows

Suggs at Nutty Bar in Marbella

On Tuesday September 8, two days after his appearance at the Gibraltar Music Festival with Madness, Suggs arrived in Marbella to give a special performance of his one man show at the Nutty Bar in the Puerto Deportivo.

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Concerts & Shows

Pablo Melgar

Pablo Melgar is one of the best saxophonists in Spain. He is also known internationally. Pablo studied the saxophone from the age of ten at the Conservatory of Music in Málaga.

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Concerts & Shows

Zoe Louise

Zoe Louise is a popular performer in and around Marbella. As soon as she could walk and talk, Zoe Louise Hughes was singing, performing and entertaining her friends and family.

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Concerts & Shows

Nikki Rae

Nikki Rae is probably best known on the Costa del Sol for her tribute to Adele. She has loved singing from a very young age. She was just five years old when she starred in her school´s musical. And she has been singing ever since. She says “When I sing, I forget all the problems life throws at you. I’m at my happiest when I´m entertaining people.”

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Concerts & Shows

Eva Piñero

Eva Piñero has worked as a professional entertainer in the Marbella area for 13 years. Her career began when she went to London to learn English and shared a room with a dancer from Madrid who was working in Flamenco clubs. Eva’s life then changed completely.

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Concerts & Shows

Paul Maxwel

Paul (the Piano Man) Maxwel is an accomplished performer who performs regularly in Joy’s in Puerto Banús. He was born in Gloucester in England, but he has lived in Andalucía since he was a child. He now lives in Marbella.

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Concerts & Shows

Los Piratas

Los Piratas are a Flamenco group working on the Costa del Sol. Over the last couple of years, they have been busy recording their first álbum and working on their repertoire.

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Concerts & Shows

Antony Wolfson

Antony Wolfson is an internationally renowned vocalist living and working in and around Marbella. His success in Marbella is amazing! In less than 12 months, he was performing at the very best 5 star hotels most nights of the week.

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Global Gift Foundation

Ronan Keating Global Gift Celebrity Golf Weekend

The second Ronan Keating and Global Gift Foundation celebrity golf weekend took place on 3 – 4 November this year, once again bringing celebrities to Marbella to raise funds for worthwhile causes, have a round of golf at one of our classic golf courses, eat good food and enjoy some great entertainment. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you the news and images.

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Global Gift Foundation

Global Gift Initiative at Althorp House

Last week, Maria Bravo held the first Global Gift Initiative at Diana Princess of Wales’ family home Althorp House in Northamptonshire, England. The event was hosted by Earl Spencer, the Princess’s younger brother for a night of philanthropy and inspiration to honour the 20th anniversary of her death in 1997.

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Business News & Events

Club Med and Magna Hotels & Resorts opening new hotel in Marbella

Magna Hotels & Resorts and Club Med are investing more than €70 million to refurbish the iconic Hotel Don Miguel in Marbella. Here, we will provide information from the commencement of this work to the re-opening which is currently scheduled for July 2019. MarbellaAzul.com will be reporting on all the press conferences to ensure that you are kept up to date with great images.

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Business News & Events

Our Space in Marbella

Roz & Derek James of MarbellaAzul.com were delighted to receive an invitation to the official launch of the new Our Space co-working venture at the Oasis Business Centre on Marbella’s Golden Mile on Wednesday evening. See all the images and our interview with the CEO as well as contact details.

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Business News & Events

PureSkin launches in Marbella

MarbellaAzul.com were pleased to be invited to the official launch of the new boutique spa PureSkin which is located right in the heart of Marbella’s Golden Mile. It is easy to find and has ample parking. A delicious array of canapes looked almost too good to eat!

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Business News & Events

Hostal Tak

Hostal Tak is much more than a hostal – it is more like a boutique hotel. It is located on the edge of Marbella’s Old Town in a quaint street, close to shopping, restaurants, beaches and Marbella’s famous night life. You will receive a very warm welcome from the owners, who are only too pleased to help in any way they can to make your stay enjoyable.

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Business News & Events

LanguageLinker

The best way to learn a language is to talk regularly with native speakers. LanguageLinker is a great way to learn a new language – and it is totally FREE OF CHARGE.

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Business News & Events

Déjà Vu in Marbella

Déjà Vu is a luxury shop in the heart of Marbella’s old town offering designer names at affordable prices. This shop first opened its doors in 1997. When you go inside, you are transported into a world of timeless elegance. You may wonder how this is possible! Déjà Vu, as the name suggests, is a second hand shop like no other.

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Business News & Events

Los Quesitos

There is a specialist cheese shop just off the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) in Marbella’s old town. It is a lovely shop with a great selection of cheeses. The owner is happy to help you choose cheeses suitable for you and you can taste them before you buy.

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Festivals & Ferias

Marbella Feria Programme 2018

This year’s Marbella Feria will take place in and around the town – in the Parque de Alameda and the Avenida del Mar. The night Feria will once again take place in the area next to the La Cañada shopping centre. Fase III and the concerts and shows will be at the auditorium there.

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Festivals & Ferias

Marbella Feria Opening Ceremony

The Marbella Feria opening ceremony took place this year on Tuesday 5 June on the terraces of the Puerto Deportivo and was followed by the usual firework display. MarbellaAzul.com were of course there to bring you images of this amazing event and all the news.

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Festivals & Ferias

Easter Week in Marbella programme 2018

Easter week (Semana Santa) in Marbella is something everyone should enjoy. The spectacle, the culture and the tradition will enthrall all who see it. The processions start joyous with Jesus’s arrival in Jerusalem and become more sombre as the week progresses.

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Festivals & Ferias

Three Kings in Marbella – Arrival & Procession 2018

On Thursday 4 January, a large crowd gathered in Marbella’s Puerto Deportivo to herald the arrival of the Three Kings (Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar).

They arrived just after 17.00 on a Fly Blue Catamarán to the sound of cheering children, all keen to see them and grab hold of the caramelos (sweets) traditionally throw into the crowd by them. As usual, the Three Kings mingled with the crowd before setting off in three open top cars through the streets of Marbella to the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) in the old town.

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Festivals & Ferias

Noche de San Juan in Marbella

Noche de San Juan was celebrated as usual on June 23 (the longest day of the year in Spain) on many of Marbella’s beaches, where it’s traditional to build a bonfire on the beach, make a wish for the coming year, jump over the fire and run into the sea.

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Festivals & Ferias

Marbella Christmas lights 2015

Christmas has now officially arrived here in Marbella and this year’s Christmas lights are amazing. And don’t forget to check out the side streets and the old town – it really does look like a magical wonderland.

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Marbella Events

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella 2018

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella were offering 50 age group qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2018 being held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the news and images of this prestigious event.

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Marbella Events

Marbella International Folklore Festival (Europealia)

The International Folklore Festival (Europealia) heralds the start of Marbella’s summer season. The festival features traditional music, dance and amazing national costumes from around the world. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to enjoy the spectacle and bring you some of the best images.

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Marbella Events

Nikki Beach celebrates 15 years on the Costa del Sol

Nikki Beach in Marbella will be celebrating its 15 year anniversary on Thursday 26 July. When it opened back in 2003, it was the first beach club on the Costa del Sol offering a high degree of luxury and exclusivity. It was also the first Nikki Beach in Spain – the others are in Majorca and Ibiza.

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Marbella Events

Marbella 4Days Walking

Marbella 4Days Walking is an annual event which has become a firm favourite with Marbellis and visitors from right across Europe. Every year, the number of participants increases. Here, we provide details and images of recent events.

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Marbella Events

Día del Pedal Marbella

This year’s Día del Pedal event took place on Sunday 1st October with participants meeting on the terraces above the Plaza del Mar in Marbella. It is always very popular and MarbellaAzul.com were of course there to bring you some great images.

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Marbella Events

Marbella Half Marathon 2017

Marbella Half Marathon 2017

Marbella’s Media Maratón (half marathon) 2017 was held this year on Sunday 24 September. The weather was perfect for this annual event and almost 1,600 runners arrived early on Sunday morning to take part. The start and finish were in the Avenida Ramón y Cajal, right next to the Parque de la Alameda in central Marbella.

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Marbella Events

Paraguay Independence Day in Marbella 2016

The sun was shining here on Sunday as Marbella’s Paraguayan community gathered on the Paseo Maritimo in front of the tourist office to celebrate the 205th anniversary of Paraguay’s Independence. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to experience the atmosphere and provide images for you to enjoy.

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