La Virginia is one of Marbella’s hidden gems. It is a secluded neighbourhood, surrounded by tall trees, yet it is extremely close to the town’s centre. 

It is extremely quiet and a great place to visit to escape the crowded locations, especially in the summer. The orange trees with vibrant fruits offer some shade, while a tiny fountain can be found at La Virginia’s main square in front of the church.

Alternative Options

  • It's Raining
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Go to the cinema in Puerto Banús: movies in English and Spanish
  • Visit the Hammam in Málaga, a Morrocan bath house
  • Visit a current event at the Palacio de Congresos

If it's beach weather, consider taking a stroll on Marbella's boulevard, the 'Paseo Marítimo'

  • Go for a hike in the mountains above Marbella
  • Go skiing in the Sierra Nevada, a ski resort at just over 2 hours from Marbella

It’s alleys are traditional, colourful and unique. There aren’t many places in Marbella which are so well conserved and hidden, which means it is a great place to go for an afternoon walk. The locals are extremely friendly, except for the cat guarding the church door…

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Sunday Lunch in Marbella’s Fishing Neighbourhood

Jochem Kooloos

Jochem Kooloos

Hi! I'm Jochem, founder of marbelja.nl and (extremely) amateur photographer. Support my project of showing a different side of Marbella by following me at @jochemkoo and @marbelja.nl on Instagram. Read my stories to find out more! For contact mail me at kooloosjochem@gmail.com .

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