Marbella is not just a city of stunning beaches, luxurious resorts, and high-profile residents. It also boasts a rich history and fascinating secrets, particularly in the area of Puerto Banus. For those who are curious, a leisurely stroll through the streets of Puerto Banus can take you back in time to the days when Hollywood royalty walked the same paths. The town of Marbella has honoured some of Spain’s greatest cultural icons by naming streets after them, so we’ve put together the Swish “celebrity street map” of Puerto Banus for your perusal.
- Plaza Antonio Banderas
- Calle Ramon Areces
- Avenida José Banús
- Avenida Julio Iglesias
- Avenida Lola Flores
Plaza Antonio Banderas
First on our list is Plaza Antonio Banderas, named after the Spanish heartthrob himself. As a frequent visitor to the area and an important export from the Malaga region, Banderas has earned his own square next to El Corte Ingles, which hosts a fashion market in the summer.
Calle Ramon Areces
Next, we have Calle Ramón Areces, named after the founder of El Corte Inglés. This street is a haven for high-end shopping and now even offers same-day delivery within the Marbella area. So, next time you’re in Puerto Banus, take a stroll down Calle Ramón Areces and indulge in some retail therapy.
Avenida José Banús
Next let’s celebrate the essence of the port: Avenida Jose Banús is named after the famous property developer and entrepreneur who had the vision to create such a luxurious marina. It’s only fitting that he has an avenue named after him in the very area he brought to life.
Avenida Julio Iglesias
For music lovers, Avenida Julio Iglesias is a must-visit street. It’s named after the best-selling Latin music artist of all time, Julio Iglesias, who still holds the record for selling over 300 million records worldwide. He was very much an icon of the Marbella Jet Set in the 1970s and 80s and has continued to release hit records throughout his career.
Avenida Lola Flores
Finally, Avenida Lola Flores is named after the legendary Spanish singer, dancer, and actress. Flores, also known as La Faraona, was an icon in Spanish popular culture and is still remembered as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
We hope you enjoyed our alternative street map of Puerto Banus. Marbella has attracted celebrities from all over the world over the years, from Sean Connery to Eva Longoria, and it’s great to see that some of Spain’s greatest cultural icons have been recognised with streets named after them. Next time you’re in Puerto Banus, take a walk in their shoes and immerse yourself in a bit of history and culture.
The Swish team xx
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