Marbella Inside & Out

Discover the magic of Marbella from an "insider" point of view – by Liz Glazer


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Going Green in Marbella – celebrating all things sustainable at Arboretum Foundation’s Autumn Festival (17/9/2017)

I was up at Marbella’s Arboretum Park early on Sunday morning to continue helping the Arboretum Foundation’s team of volunteers prepare for the 2017  Autumn Festival: a celebration of all things sustainable.

I’d gone up there a few days before to find out more and ended up signing up on-the-spot as a volunteer, delighted to have found a place right here in Marbella, where I can become actively involved in a project that aims to take the concept of sustainable living out of the textbook and make it real for the ordinary urban dweller through various educational courses and environmental initiatives, including an organic farm, an apiary, the creation of a conservation forest for the endangered native cork trees in which over 22,000 trees have been planted to date and the two plots of land, dedicated to growing organic produce, in which over 130 local species are being cultivated in the 110 existing 45 m2 urban allotments. Continue reading

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Following the traditional celebrations of the Festival of the Virgen del Carmen in Marbella Town– 16th July 2016

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As a personal tribute to Marbella Town´s fishing community, some of whom I´ve gradually got to know over the past year since writing my first blog post about the fishing port, I decided to join in the various ceremonies and processions that are held throughout the day of the 16th July,  honouring the Virgen del Carmen, Marbella´s beloved patron saint and protector of all sailors and fishermen…. Continue reading


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Marbella’s magical pagan midsummer night celebration – Noche de San Juan, 23rd June 2016

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I´m really looking forward to the main summer solstice celebrations in Marbella Town tomorrow evening – the magical pagan midsummer night beach festivities of St John´s Eve, or Noche de San Juan as it is called here in Spain. Continue reading


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An outing from Marbella Town to visit the Art Gaucín Open Studios 2016 Event (20-22 & 27-29 May)

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open studios art gaucin If you are an art lover and feel like a day away from Marbella Town over this holiday weekend,  you might be interested in visiting the whitewashed mountain village of Gaucín, just under 70 km from Marbella Town,  for the second stage of the Art Gaucín Open Studios event (May 27-29).This annual event showcases the work of the thriving community of Spanish and foreign artists that live in Gaucín as they open their studios, homes and gardens to the public to display and sell their work (download information: http://artgaucin.com/open-studios-map/).

Having never been to Gaucín before, when my friends Keris and Cate asked me to join them on a trip to this event last Friday, I readily agreed… Continue reading