This year’s Marbella Feria starts with the Romeria on 2 June and continues to the 11 June. The entertainment 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.
From Thursday February 7, you can apply for a card enabling you to obtain free municipal bus transportation. They will be delivered to you from March 15 and they can be used from April 1, 2019. You can apply for this free card at any of the following municipal offices:
Plaza de los Naranjos in Marbella´s old town. As of February 11th this will change to
delegation of Participación Ciudadana, located in Calle Salinas, nº 4
(Directions to here: Old Town follow the old castle wall past the Cathederal in Calle Trinidad at the end turn into Calle Salinas)
Nueva Andalucía District Headquarters: Avenida Miguel de Cervantes, 15 Telephone: 952 76 16 00
Las Chapas District Headquarters: C / Pinsapo, s / n Telephone: 952 76 87 30
Marbella West District Headquarters: C / Jacinto Benavente, 11 Telephone: 952 76 87 24/25
District San Pedro de Alcántara Headquarters: Plaza de la Iglesia Telephone: 952 80 98 00
District Marbella East Headquarters: C / Antonio de Nebrija, 2 Telephone: 952 76 87 28
You can request further information from the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) under the heading of “Tarjetas para el transporte municipal de autobuses gratuito”. You will need to be registered on the Pádron to do this. See our article on How to register for the Pádron if you are not registered.
Once registered on the Padron you can save the 3 forms below to your computer and print out. Complete them and then go to one of the municipal buildings listed above and present to register.
We were delighted to be invited to a special preview of Posidonia’s Musical Dance & Dinner Show on Saturday 8 December. This show will be open to the public on Saturday 15 December, Saturday 22 December and on New Year’s Eve Click here for further information.
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.
Plastic Free Seas Worldwide was created to increase awareness about the eight million tonnes of plastic which is being dumped into our seas every year. Their mission is to bring communities together, educate our youth and start making a difference to the carnage that we are subjecting our natural world to.
Despite the fact that it has been kept secret, the first private members club in Marbella already has more than 3,000 members of all nationalities. Welcome to Kitch – a unique place located in a privileged enclave.
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.
Here, we provide details of the Senior Masters Cup, held annually at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella – with press conferences, news, results of the tournament as they happen, images and interviews.
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.
In August 2016, the Andalusia tax office published new regulations regarding inheritance tax in the province. A review of the legal position provides more beneficial reliefs which come into force in January 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
Marc Chagall was born in Belarus in 1877. In 1907, he moved to Paris and lived in an artist colony on the outskirts of the city. As a child, Chagall attended the Jewish elementary school and then the Russian public school.
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!
George Benson is a renowned US guitarist and singer-songwriter who has been making records for over 50 years. Between 1964 and 2013, he released 36 studio albums. George Benson will be playing at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella on July 21 2017.
Foreigner is a UK/US rock band formed in 1976 by Mick Jones (guitar), Ian MacDonald (guitar) and Lou Gramm (vocals). The other original members were Dennis Elliott (drums), Al Greenwood (keyboards) and Ed Gagliardi (bass guitar).
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).
Marbella is renowned for hosting concerts in the summer months. This week was no exception, when the beautiful setting of the Puente Romano Tennis Club hosted one of the world’s most talented singers, Seal.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The Noisy Budgie Brewery has opened a brand new bar in the centre of Marbella dedicated to craft beers. It is located next to Churreria Parquesol on Avenida Ramon y Cajal, close to Marbella’s old town and the Parque de Alameda.
The Playa Padre beach club is definitely the place to be seen. It was opened in 2017 by Maria Bravo and Pamela Anderson. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the news, images and interviews.
April 24 was a magical evening in London which will be remembered for a long time. It brought together personalities from around the world to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela on what would have been his one hundredth birthday.
This year’s Global Gift Party was held on Saturday July 15 at the recently opened Chiringuito Playa Padre on el Playa Cable in Marbella. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you news and images of the event.
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.
On Saturday 21 January, María Bravo was given an honorary award at the “We are one” gala in Stockholm, Sweden. This award is given to philanthropists for their exemplary work around the world to change the lives of vulnerable people.
Casa Global Gift is a brand new concept and the first of its kind here in Marbella. It was the dream of Maria Bravo (co-founder of the Global Gift Foundation) as you may have seen in our recent interview with her.
The press conference for the sixth edition of the Global Gift Gala in Marbella took place at the Ayuntamiento (Town Hall) in the Plaza de Los Naranjos on Wednesday June 21. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the details and images for this amazing event.
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.
Eva Longoria Bastón and Maria Bravo this week presented the first Global Gift Foundation charity initiative to be held in Scotland – Edinburgh becoming the thirteenth capital of solidarity on the philanthropic map.
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.
MarbellaAzul.com’s Roz James was delighted to catch up with Charley Caradas this week to discuss the launch of her new nightclub in Puerto Banús, which will be called “MIRAGE”. It opens on Friday 28 April and will be offering a wide range of amazing entertainment.
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.
Mahiki, the well known London celebrity destination, opened its doors in 2005. In 2011, a second Mahiki opened in Dubai. Now, the Sala Group will be opening a Mahiki in Spain – at a stunning beachfront location 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!
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.
Experience Box is a company that provides everything you need for an experience you will never forget. They offer a wide range of unusual activities for people visiting Andalucia, including corporate events, incentives, team building and gifts for any occasion.
Mundo Manía is under construction in Cancelada, Estepona. Due to open on Saturday 3rd December, this will be the biggest family entertainment centre in the area offering something for all the family (babies, toddlers, kids, teens, mums and dads and even grandparents!)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The inaugural Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup will be held at the Kempinski Hotel Bahia in Estepona this year on 19 – 20 May. Here, we provide news, interviews and images of this wonderful event which will be free to spectators!
The Davis Cup first round tie between Spain and Great Britain was played at the Puente Romano tennis complex in Marbella from 2 – 4 February 2018. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you the news and images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sun came up on Fontanilla Beach on Saturday morning to welcome the Spanish Jetski Championships (Prueba Campeonato España Andaluz). On Saturday May 6, we had circuit racing and on Sunday May 7 there was rallyjet.
Saturday evening in Marbella seemed a little surreal as we watched the 501st Spanish Garrison of Imperial Stormtroopers march through the streets to tremendous acclaim. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to find out what was going on and bring you the images.