Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Casco Antiguo, the Plaza de Altamirano captures the historic ambience of the Old Town.
This lovely cobblestone square is filled with leafy palm trees and old-fashioned street lamps. The quaint old buildings feature classic ironwork balconies and are trimmed with climbing plants and blossoming purple bougainvillea.
Tourists will enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants with courtyard or outdoor terrace seating. An interesting tourist attraction on the square is the Archeological Collection housed in the Department of Culture's central office, a renovated 16th-century building.
The collection includes archeological discoveries found in the Marbella city center and its surroundings such as at the Alcazaba, Roman Baths, Río Verde's Roman Villa, and the Vega del Mar Paleochristian Basilica