Marbella Life


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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Christmas & New Year Venues 2018/19

The restaurants listed below are offering dining and entertainment for the festive season – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

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Senior Masters Cup Tennis at Puente Romano

Juan Carlos Ferrero & Angeles Muñoz

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.

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“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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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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“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 of MSS” exhibition at Kasser Rassu

Thursday 14 July saw the opening of a new “Art of MSS” exhibition at the Kasser Rassu Gallery on Marbella’s “Golden Mile”. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to provide news and images.

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“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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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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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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Like a Queen collection at Kasser Rassu

Like a Queen’s “The Art of Jewelry” collection was on display at the Kasser Rassu Gallery in Marbella on Tuesday 27 October. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you news and images.

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“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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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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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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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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Marc Chagall exhibition at Museo Ralli in Marbella

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.

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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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George Benson at Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella

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.

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Foreigner at Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella

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).

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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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Seal concert rocks Puente Romano

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marbella Global Gift Gala 2018

Here, we bring you news and information about the annual Marbella Global Gift Gala. As always, MarbellaAzul.com will be there with interviews and images of this great event.

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Global Gift Party at Chiringuito Playa Padre

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.

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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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Maria Bravo receives award at “We are One” gala

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.

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Casa Global Gift Marbella

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.

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Marbella Global Gift Gala Press Conference

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.

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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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Edinburgh Global Gift Gala 2017

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.

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Global Gift Celebrity Golf Challenge & Gala Dinner 2016

The Global Gift Foundation and Ronan Keating weekend of philanthropy took place in November 2016. Golf at Estepona Golf Club followed by a Gala Dinner At the Hotel Gran Meliá Don Pepe in Marbella.

In this article you will find videos, images from all the Red Carpet events along with one to one interviews.

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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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Interview with Charley Caradas about the opening of MIRAGE

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.

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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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Sala Group opening Mahiki in Marbella

Mahiki beach bar Marbella

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.

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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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Clickstay.com

Clickstay.com is a well established, independently owned holiday home rental website based in the UK. They advertise self-catering holiday properties for owners and agents around the world.

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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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Experience Box – Boat parties & group events

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.

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Electric Tesla comes to Marbella

There is a temporary store which will be in El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banús until 31 August offering visitors and tourists an opportunity to test drive a Tesla electric car.

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Mundo Mania (fun for everyone) – opening December 2016

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!)

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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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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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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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Lavanda del Lago

This may be the cutest shop you will ever visit. Everything here is a variation of lavender, purple or lilac – even the antique bicycle that is usually parked outside.

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D’Oliva

You can find this wonderful shop in a narrow street on the south side of the Plaza de los Naranjos (Orange Square) in Marbella´s Old Town.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Costa del Sol Beach Polo Cup at the Kempinski

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!

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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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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 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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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 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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St Patrick’s Day in Marbella

This year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Marbella took place on the Paseo Maritimo, next to the Glorietta fountain in front of the tourist office, on Saturday and Sunday 18 & 19 March.

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La Sala by the Sea White & Gold Party

This year’s White & Gold Party was held on Saturday June 10 at La Sala by the Sea in Puerto Banús in Marbella. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the news and images.

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Imperial Stormtroopers march through Marbella

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.

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Salon Spain Supercar event at Ascari

Salon Spain’s Supercar event was held over the weekend of 28 – 29 May at the Ascari Racing Circuit near Ronda in Andalucia. MarbellaAzul.com was of course there to bring you all the details and images.

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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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La Vuelta Marbella Stage 1 2015

On Saturday 22 August, Marbella hosted Stage 1 of La Vuelta a España – a team time trial covering 7.4 kms from Puerto Banús to Venus Beach in the centre of Marbella.

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German Unity Day 2015

German residents and friends celebrated the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany in Marbella on 3 October. The party, celebrating German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit), was once again held on the Paseo Maritimo next to the Glorieta fountain. It was arranged by the Ayuntamiento de Marbella and the German Lions Club.

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Fit Cycling Marbella

“Fit Cycling” arrived in Marbella on Saturday 19 September. Over 100 fitness bikes were set up on the terraces above the Puerto Deportivo in the centre of Marbella ready for a mass workout to the incredible, pulsating high energy music.

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Acuatlon in Marbella 2015

On Sunday 26 July, the Acuatlon returned to Marbella. In this event, competitors have to run 2.5 kilometres, swim 1,000 metres and then run another 2.5 kilometres. It is a sort of mini-triathlon without the bicycle ride.

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