Very close to the old quarter of Marbella, which is a must-see, lies the new district. It was originally a suburb of the village and dates back to the 18th century. When the threat from pirates diminished and the coast was protected by beacon towers, the district began to be developed with modest homes.
The new district is laid out along seven streets (Málaga, Sun, Lucero, Moon, San Román, Río and San Cristóbal) that have kept their traditional character despite the flow of people and vehicles. You’ll find simple, whitewashed houses that have tiles and wooden beams, and pots of flowers. You can wander through the streets and enjoy the neighbours chattering from window to window or the district’s chapel. You can also visit the Cruz del Humilladero where King Ferdinand the Catholic gained possession of the city from the Arabs on 11 June 1485.