The city dates back to the 3rd century before Christ, with great heritage and historical richness. Its old city contrasts with the modernity and the luxury of the new zone. Every corner of Marbella has its history.
Marbella celebrate the most important benefic Gala in Spain, the “Starlite Gala”, whose sponsors are film international and prestigious stars. The Gala was attended by celebrities and famous of all Nations. Between the months of July and October, there is a continuous range of shows. The rest of the year are more sporadically. Some of these events are the Starlite International Festival, Marbella Opera Festival Iinternational, Marbella Reggae Festival, Marbella Jazz Festival international, Marbella Film Festival International, Independent Theatre Festival, all Dance Festival, etc. Models, singers, actors and actresses, designers, tennis players, bullfighters, art painters, socialites, all in Starlite Gala and Starlite Festival
Marbella has 6 museums, with the 20th century artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí,Tapies, Chillida and the El Paso Group (Rafael Canogar, Manolo Millares, Antonio Saura, Pablo Serrano…) among others, as well as Latin American art with Aristide Maillol, Chagall, Henry Moore, etc. You can also enjoy the international contemporary art Marbella fair, known as Marb Art.