Golf break in Marbella

Your golf break in Marbella will obviously include making the most of the great climate and outdoors. You’ll probably pop in a visit to one of the beaches in Marbella too. But what about adding a bit of culture to your stay? Read on for some great cultural things to do during your next golf holiday in Marbella.

Discover the Romans

The Romans loved southern Spain and left their mark on several Costa del Sol resorts. In Marbella, you can discover some fine Roman mosaics at the Roman Villa in Rio Verde just outside Puerto Banus. Built around 2,000 years ago, the villa counts as one of the most interesting Roman monuments on the Costa del Sol. Read more here. 

Open Friday and weekends 10.30am to 1.30pm

Top tip – take the morning off from your golf break in Marbella. Hire a bike and cycle along the seafront promenade to visit the Roman villa.

Soak up some history

Despite its modern appearance, Marbella goes back centuries. One of the best ways to discover the resort’s history is to visit the Old Town. Make your way to Plaza de los Naranjos and then wander round the surrounding streets and alleyways. Look out for the Moorish castle ruins and walls, shrines and chapels, and the traditional Andalusian architecture.

Top tip – visit Marbella Old Town in the evening during your golf break and combine it with dinner at one of the restaurants.

Take in some art

Combine your golf break in Marbella with some stunning fine art when you visit the Museum of Engravings in the Old Town. Housed in the beautiful 16th century Hospital de Bazán (an art work in itself), the museum has an interesting collection of illustrations and engravings including some by Spain’s greatest artists such as Goya, Picasso and Miró.

Open Monday 10am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am to 2pm & 6.30 to 11pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm

Top tip – for some seriously surreal art, visit the giant Dali sculptures that line the Avenida del Mar from the Alameda park to the seafront promenade.

Hear some music

We can’t leave music out from our cultural guide to Marbella. The resort definitely offers something for everyone when it comes to concerts and recitals. The Municipal Theatre hosts a year-round programme of musical events that range from classical to jazz and pop. You can find out what’s on when here. 

If your golf break in Marbella takes places in the summer, book a ticket for one of the concerts at the annual Starlite Festival, an event that showcases the best music. Read more about what’s on in Marbella in the summer.  

Top tip – lots of free musical events take place in the summer in Marbella. Visit the tourist office and find out what’s on during your stay.

To enjoy these cultural suggestions while you’re on a golf break in Marbella, you first need to book! Make your reservation now and get ready to enjoy the perfect sporting-cultural combo! 

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