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Marbella and Puerto Banus are probably the best known towns on the coastal strip of the Costa del Sol, and are situated either end of the famous "golden mile" of high class houses and hotels, where many of the rich and famous have residences. Marbella is a modern town, but Parque de la Alameda, Parque Arroyo de la Repres and the Bonsai Museum should not be missed. Also a walk along the Paseo Maritiomo or promenade is highly recommended. Marbella retains it's charm in the towns old quarter, with the Plaza de los Naranjos a focal point. In the square can be found the Iglesia de Santa Maria, a church dating back to 1618. Also found around the square are the Renaissance fountain dating back to the 15th century and the 16th centuary town hall. Puerto Banus is situated between Marbella and San Pedro, and is well known for it's world famous marina and expensive shops and restaurants. Sit and drink a cafe con leche at one of the bars surrounding the marina and see how the other half live. Multi million pound yachts tied up at the quay, many with security guards patrolling their owners boats. Some take great exception to having photo's taken, so beware. Luxury cars are everywhere, stretched limos, Porsche's and Ferrari's are a common sight.
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