Located in the heart of Marbella´s Old Square (Casco Antiguo) you will find the hidden gem that is Orange Square, otherwise known as Plaza de los Naranjos, a charming square that is surrounded by beautiful orange trees, tropical flowers and cobbled streets with white washed townhouses, cafés and restaurants.
Plaza de los Naranjos is the town’s best loved hidden gems and once you step onto the square you can see where the name came from, with the mass of orange trees lining the plaza. The square itself is surrounded by shops, restaurants and tapas bars and you can always find somewhere to sit and watch the world go by while enjoying a local tipple and a bite to eat. Marbella Old Town is a great location whether you fancy discovering the small cobbled streets, the wonderful, quirky bars, or the number of fabulous restaurants and Orange Square is almost in the centre.
At the heart of the old town is Orange Square which dates back to 1485 and, according to Christian urban design, is surrounded by whitewashed houses and three historical buildings – the town hall, the old governor’s house and the Chapel (Hermitage) of Santiago. The gardens are full of brightly coloured flowers and orange trees and in the centre stands a bust of King Juan Carlos 1.
Churrería Ramón is a particular favourite for those who are looking to indulge in some traditional Spanish Churros come morning, noon or night (fried doughnut-like pastries that are dipped in melted chocolate) while Cafeteria los Naranjos makes for the perfect place to sit and enjoy a beverage while soaking up the atmosphere. Those who are looking to relax within a tranquil setting can take advantage of one of the central restaurants, which are surrounded by beautiful orange trees and tropical flowers ─ here it would be easy to spend the whole afternoon watching the world go by as the sweet smell of orange blossom and jasmine helps you to relax and drift off to another Marbella altogether.