It was 11 June 1485 when King Ferdinand the Catholics took the town of Marbella from the Muslims. The walls, the remains of the Alcazaba and the Royal Hospital are all that remain from that era. Horses, men in armour and other costumes of the time, c
Hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in Marbella are set to be granted temporary opening licences in a bid to ease the blockage in applications caused by changes to the town's master planning document.
Since the 2010 document was annulled,
Former tennis star Manolo Santana, basketball coach Cesare Scariolo (also founder and president of the Cesare Scariolo Foundation) and World Cup-winning manager Vicente del Bosque received recognition for their contribution to society last Friday whe
The Andalusian regional government's Department of Culture has given the green light to emergency and restoration works to the Trapiche del Prado mill, once an emblem of Marbella's thriving local sugar industry but has recently fallen into a state of
Refurbishment works to be carried out on the Plaza de la Iglesia in San Pedro, a major square in the town centre where both the town hall and the main church are located, will begin imminently, according to sources from the mayor's office.
Marbella town hall has introduced a new system to dilute dog urine on local streets.
It is recommended that dog owners pour a mixture of water and white vinegar directly onto their pets' urine.
The street cleansing department will distribute 1,00
After collecting suggestions and comments, Marbella council will vote today on the first stage of approving a new set of bylaws to control unruly behaviour on the resort's streets.
As reported in SUR in English, the proposals include regulating par
To coincide with the 102nd anniversary of his birth in Zaragoza, the Spanish Print Museum opened the doors to its first single-subject exhibition of the work of Manuel Viola on 18 May.
Title. 'Manuel Viola. Obra gráfica y pinturas'.
Rafael Amargo himself took the initiative and offered to dance on top of La Concha, the most famous peak in the Sierra de Marbella at 1,200 metres high, in order to raise awareness for butterfly skin, a rare condition that between 3,200 and 5,000 peo
The new pedestrian footbridge over the A-397 in San Pedro that was opened without much fanfare on 4 May is already attracting criticism.
Deputy mayor for San Pedro, Rafael Piña (OSP) has visited the site and is calling for the Junta de Andalucía re
Legal proceedings have begun in an attempt to give "fresh impetus" to the Costa del Sol Hospital expansion project, according to the regional minister responsible for Health, Marina Álvarez.
Álvarez, speaking at an event during which the hospital w
Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz announced on Sunday that an indoor Olympic swimming pool would be built in the Guadaiza area in response to the needs of swimming, waterpolo and triathlon clubs in the area.
Its construction, however, will require the a
Emergency works are being carried out on beaches to repair the damage caused by storms earlier in the year. The works will take place throughout May and are scheduled to be completed before 1 June.
The first part of the project will involve compact
Some of Spain's best chefs have joined forces to take part in Chefs & Kids, an initiative in aid of the children's charity Aldeas Infantiles and endorsed by the town of Marbella and the Diputación de Málaga. Martín Berasategui, Ángel León, Eneko Atxa
It was a great party at the old Don Miguel hotel in Marbella earlier this week, when directors of Magna Hotels & Resorts, the company which owns the building, and Club Med, the French group which will run the establishment, laid the first stone of a
The Hotel Don Miguel, which closed in 2004, will reopen in summer 2019 with a new name and under new management.
Club Med-Magna Marbella will be open 11 months of the year and will be an all-inclusive resort, catering for families with new installa
The fight for Chloe's life began eight years ago. Over this time, Jorgelina Borda has visited countless hospitals, laboratories, institutions and scientific foundations in search of a diagnosis for the vicious combination of symptoms that affect her
What is a lazy eye and what is the strategy to combat it? Questions like these were answered by staff at the ophthalmology unit of the Hospital Costa del Sol during a campaign that began last week to raise awareness for parents and teachers about the
The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, said this week that for the time being she was suspending the search for a company to run the service that collects abandoned and dead animals from the town's streets.
It follows mounting controversy over a cla
A three-year-old boy from Marbella died on Sunday after being run over, apparently accidentally, by a car in the Casa Rusia shopping centre car park in San Pedro. Four young British men aged between 20 and 24, on holiday in Marbella, were travelling
A new boutique hotel will open in Calle Ancha in Marbella's old town by next summer. To be known as Maison Ardois, it will occupy a 16th century mansion that is currently being restored.
The 4.5-million-euro property development is being carried ou
In the past few weeks the estuary of the Río Verde in Marbella has been playing host to a new guest which was not only unexpected but is also a remarkable sight in Malaga province: a red-knobbed coot, also known as a crested coot.
This bird is a m
Three of Marbella's beaches are to have equipment installed to enable members of the public to help save lives in an emergency at any time of year, even with no lifeguard on duty.
The devices, known as 'puntos naranjas' (orange points) for their hi
The local branch of the Red Cross in Marbella (Cruz Roja) has launched an appeal for help due to an increase in the numbers of homeless in the town. The organisation offers on-the-spot help to people sleeping rough in the streets with its Intemperie
Councillors in Marbella are getting tough on people vandalising public spaces with graffiti.
A task force has been set up to blitz clean current graffiti in the town and the Local Police has committed to clamping down on suspects. Officials say th
Thousands of people hit the streets of Marbella and San Pedro for the grand switch-on of the Christmas lights on Thursday.
The festive spirit has been taken to a total of 90 streets and 15 squares where the lights will stay on for 38 days in total
Marbella's Christmas lights will be switched on today (Thursday) at 8pm in the Paseo de la Alameda. There are 545 lights decorating 90 streets and 15 squares which will stay on for 38 days in total and, as in Malaga centre, will "dance" to music in a
The town of San Pedro, part of the municipality of Marbella, is celebrating being given its highest budget ever to spend on local initiatives.
In Marbella council's 2018 budget, which passed the first approval stage last Friday, San Pedro has been
The town hall in Marbella has submitted an application for 15 million euros to the European Union urban development and sustainability fund. The EU is to allocate 189 million euros from the fund to Andalucía and this week local councillors in Marbell
The case against a fragrance shop at the heart of Puerto Banús has been given permission to proceed by a court in Marbella after complaints about the visual impact of a large screen installed on its façade.
Ever since it was installed in July, resi
Marbella town hall is set to offer up a plot of land in the Las Chapas area of the town to the Junta de Andalucía for the creation of a new school, as confirmed on Tuesday by the Education councillor, Carmen Díaz.
The council will offer up a plot o
The town hall in Marbella has been increasing the amount of building licences it issues in recent days. On Monday politicians gave their approval for the building of different projects in the resort with a value of 17 million euros.
THE APPROVED PL
The new team in charge at Marbella town hall, made up of the Partido Popular and San Pedro party Opción Sanpedreña, have just 20 months before the town's residents go to vote once more and pass judgement on returning mayor Ángeles Muñoz.
Her team h
One of the issues inherited by the new local government in Marbella is to ensure that the Starlite summer concert festival continues to take place in the town. This summer, organisers had threatened to take the 45-night event elsewhere next year afte
Marbella's first paramotor police patrol unit was presented on Wednesday as part of the town's aims to crack down on town planning violations and illegal dumping.
The idea was originally floated last year, however there was initial resistance from
Tired of beachgoers not respecting the protected status of the Real de Zaragoza dune system, Marbella councillors have decided to get tough.
The dunes to the east of the municipality, some of the last untouched ones, suffer as visitors break down b
José Bernal, mayor of Marbella, has insisted this week that the project to convert the Arroyo Primero -a dry stream valley that was once the town's showground- into a boulevard and park will still go ahead despite the provincial government withdrawin
The main sewer pipe running under the western end of San Pedro beach is to be moved inland slightly to stop it breaking up during regular winter storms.
For the last two winters, workers have had to rush to carry out emergency repairs to the 80-cen
Hot on the heels of the opening of Japanese restaurant Nobu in Marbella's Puente Romano Hotel last week, bosses have been explaining their plans to open a Nobu hotel there next year.
The exclusive restaurants of Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa are wel
A piece of Marbella's surprising industrial past has been closed off by council workers in a bid to prevent accidents and encourage a colony of bats to settle there.
The entrance to the historic Buenavista mine is on the mountainside behind the tow
Clients who attended the launch of Teatro Marbella last weekend discovered when they passed through the heavy curtains into the restaurant that they were about to enjoy, not only a delicious meal at the elegantly decorated tables, but also an amazing
Environmental prosecutors have reported two companies behind Marbella's prestigious Starlite summer music festival. They say organisers have put in permanent walls and flooring in the outdoor Nagüeles venue used as an auditorium for its concerts by f
A local police officer in Marbella who shot the driver of a car in the early hours of Sunday morning did so accidentally and not out of self-defence.
The officer was said to have lost his balance, causing the ready-loaded gun, which the officer had
Local Police have arrested three men who have been committing armed robberies wearing boiler suits and using a seven-metre ladder as a prop to disguise them as workmen.
The thieves, a Spaniard, Bulgarian and a Slovenian, who are all in their forti
Heartened by the results of its first national conference in late April, the Diabetes Cero (Dt0) association is now trying to raise funds to continue research projects discussed at the event. The 400 health professionals from all over Spain who went
Residents in Marbella have joined forces to try to get the mayor to agree to construct breakwaters on La Fontanilla beach similar to those the town had until 1991. They say it would be the perfect way to increase the amount of sand on Marbella's rapi
Over 70 people took part in Marbella's first 'Stroll with a Hat' event last Sunday. Wearing their finest headgear, a group of hat lovers met to parade around the centre. The idea came from hat-designer Estibaltiz Díaz de Durana and is based on New Yo
For the past two years the association of town councils of the western Costa del Sol (Mancomunidad) has been working on ways to encourage tourists to the area out of peak season. It has now designed a project called BicycleSleep, which starts this mo
The sauna of four-star Hotel Iberostar Marbella Coral Beach was set alight on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of up to 300 guests.
Fortunately, 11 firefighters were able to stop the fire spreading, extinguishing it within 30 minutes and all guests w
The Bellamar catering college was founded in the 60s, during the tourist boom, to answer a need for properly trained kitchen staff to tend to the hordes of visitors that were already descending on the Costa del Sol.
The hotel businesses in the cit
An association in Marbella set up to help drug addicts, Horizonte Proyecto Hombre, is extremely concerned by the number of youngsters who are now smoking marijuana, even if many are only experimenting with it.
The practice of taking the substance i
There has been mixed reaction to the new blue lights on Calle Huerta Chica in Marbella, which were put in place to mark the road, which is now the same level as the pavement. Some neighbours' groups have complained to the town hall that the road "loo
Pro Dunas, a group of volunteers dedicated to the conservation of beaches in east Marbella, has alerted the public to the startling damage caused to Real de Zaragoza beach by the winter and early spring storms.
The group stated that approximately
After the sudden burst of sunshine and high temperatures of last weekend, Marbella council, with a budget of 1.3 million euros provided by the central environmental ministry, initiated a project to restore the town's storm-damaged beaches. However, t
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is a worldwide authority among chefs and the owner of a gastronomic empire which includes 34 restaurants across four continents.
The man whose formula attracts legions of celebrities (Tom Cruise, Richard Gere and Robert de Niro)
The national government's representative in Malaga, Miguel Briones, confirmed last Friday that all of the beaches in the province will be in good shape for Holy Week, following the damage caused by the storms in December and the one just two weeks ag
Two local doctors have become the first specialists in Andalucía to use a treatment called Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) for patients with prostate cancer, which is the most common type of cancer in men.
Dr Santos and Dr Schulten explain that
Chefs, restauranteurs, wine makers, sommeliers and representatives of hospitality schools met on Monday in Marbella to see the presentation of the publication 'Who's Who in Gastronomy, Malaga 2017'. The book is edited by Prensa Malagueña and has near
Tato's pancreas stopped producing insulin four and a half years ago, and the paediatricians at the Costa del Sol Hospital weren't able to explain to his parents the reason why. The boy, who turned eight years old last December, was later diagnosed wi
Marbella council is working to create the first network of allotments within the municipality. Personnel from the department of sustainability, who are leading the project, are currently searching for suitable plots of land for the endeavour.