Marbella's Golden Mile

Located between Marbella town centre and Puerto Banús in a stretch of 5 kilometres, we find The Golden Mile, one of Marbella's most sought after residential areas.

It was in the 1950s, when Marbella was just a modest fishing village with a population of about 1.000 habitants, when it was discovered by the first tourists who felt in love with the fantastic scenery and its incredible micro-climate.

During this period one of the visitors, the Marquis of Ivanrey, purchased a large estate between the area of Puerto Banús and San Pedro de Alcántara. The Marquis, Ricardo Soriano, made Marbella his permanent residence and popularized it among his rich and famous friends.

Following the Marquis' advice, his nephew Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe together with his father purchased another estate, Finca Santa Margarita, which was located towards the end of the Marbella village, to transform it into a family residence.

After a few years, the size of the estate and the number of visitors increased to the extent that in 1954, when the Prince realized the potential of the area, decided to transform his private residence into the exclusive Marbella Club Hotel.

Over the years, Marbella became the place to visit and the Marbella Club Hotel the place to stay. Famous figures like Sean Connery, Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Deborah Kerr, Liza Minelli and Omar Sharif became regular visitors.

Following the success of hotels in Marbella such as the Marbella Club Hotel, the Puente Romano complex was built in 1974 by Prince Alfonso de Hohenlohe, to become one of the most exclusive apartment complexes on Marbella's Golden Mile.

The Golden Mile grew in size and became home of many mansions, the first luxury developments, prestigious hotels, beach clubs, restaurants and nightclubs, which were built to satisfy the needs of the international jet-set, who made The Golden Mile, one of their usual meeting places. Visitors Marbella's Golden Mile included aristocrats, business leaders and famous figures from all over the world. Naturally, the Golden Mile became synonymous with style, privilege and luxurious living and several notorious people made of Marbella and its Golden Mile, the place to establish their permanent residences.

The term "La Milla de Oro" (The Golden Mile) was first implemented by Roy Boston, a German singer and property developer in the 1980s, to describe this fantastic area.

Sur Estates has some of the most beautiful luxury properties for sale in Marbella's Golden Mile, including in areas like, Alhambra del Mar, Imara, La Trinidad, Mansion Club, Nagüeles and Sierra Blanca.


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