The Golden Mile

Marbella Golden Mile: A Regal Jewel on the Mediterranean

Stretching approximately 4.5km along the main coastal road, Marbella’s illustrious Golden Mile gracefully connects the town center to the iconic Puerto Banus. This coveted stretch encompasses both the captivating beachfront and the majestic mountainside, extending as far as the scenic Nagueles Natural Park, nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Blanca.

Originally coined to describe the areas bordering the N-340 road from Marbella to Puerto Banus, including the Saudi royal summer residence, the nearby mosque, and the renowned Don Pepe, Marbella Club, and Puente Romano Hotels, the term Golden Mile has evolved to encompass adjacent hillside areas like Rocio de Nagüeles, Sierra Blanca, and Cascada de Camojan. Together, they form the epitome of Marbella’s most prestigious address.

A destination in its own right, Marbella’s Golden Mile is a luxurious 6.5-kilometer avenue graced with palm trees, opulent resort hotels, elegant beaches, grand villas and mansions, regal palaces, verdant parks, designer boutiques, fine dining restaurants, and exclusive beach clubs. In close proximity to Nueva Andalucía’s golf courses and private schools, it proudly claims the title of the most distinguished address in this part of Spain.

The iconic Marbella Club, founded by Alfonso von Hohenlohe in 1954, set the stage for glamorous years to come, hosting luminaries such as Ava Gardner, Deborah Kerr, Omar Shariff, Sean Connery, and Liza Minnelli as regular guests. Shortly after, the Puente Romano Hotel followed, quickly becoming another prominent landmark. The allure of the Golden Mile enticed affluent visitors to build their own luxurious villas directly along the shoreline or in the idyllic hills beyond.

With esteemed residents like the Bismarcks, Rothschilds, Thurn und Taxis, Metternichs, Goldsmiths, de Mora y Aragóns, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, the Golden Mile swiftly gained recognition as one of Europe’s most prestigious addresses. Its reputation soared when the late King Fahad of Saudi Arabia constructed a magnificent summer residence, reminiscent of Washington’s White House in both style and scale. The area, originally named “La Milla de Oro” by Roy Boston, the German entertainer and developer of the acclaimed Alhambra del Mar project, was firmly etched onto the world map.

Unquestionably, the Marbella Golden Mile boasts the finest address in the region and ranks among the most prestigious on the Mediterranean coastline. The beachside area, in particular, remains highly sought after by an international clientele seeking stunning beachfront villas, apartments, and penthouses in coveted locations like Casablanca, Santa Petronila, Santa Margarita, Las Torres, Puente Romano, Los Verdiales, and Oasis

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