One of the most attractive parts of Marbella, Antonio Banderas Square in Puerto Banús is to undergo a glamorous modern facelift and have nice Property for sale in costa del sol.
Forty-five years after the most famous port on the planet was designed and built by José Banús, the plaza named after another JB, José Antonio Domínguez Banderas, will be the place to see and be seen thanks to comprehensive remodelling and modernization works.
With a surface area of more than 13,000 square metres, the works include new flooring covering 11,159 square metres, the repositioning and improvement of 58 flower beds and the replacement of 53 existing street lamps for energy efficient ones.
New pergolas and a large central wooded pergola measuring 382 metres will be installed to give the square more shade, designed to encourage people to linger longer than they currently do as strong sunlight provides no escape from the heat.
In addition, deteriorating urban furniture will be replaced and marble elements repaired, encouraging people to leisurely walk and sit in the brand new surroundings instead of driving through it as they currently do.
A central modern meeting place Marbella residents and tourists will welcome to find their ideal property for sale in costa del sol when works start in early March for completion four months later at a cost of €750,000.
Opened in May 1970, “Puerto Banús is a tourist area of the first order, the square is impaired in some spots by the passage of time,” explained councillor for works, Javier García.
José Banús drew the blueprint for the jet-set leisure port, marina, beach resort and designer shopping quarter, recognised by its symbolic huge metallic green rhino statue. Created by Salvador Dali and weighing three tons, Rhinoceros dressed in lace was unveiled in 2004 to much international acclaim.
Marbella Club – the first fifty years describes José as “a visionary property developer who had started on the road to financial success as a builder of social housing. His dream was to create an idyllic community centred around yachting and golf, with Puerto Banús as its centrepiece, providing a marina that would rival Monte Carlo and St Tropez.”
Marbella property owner Antonio Banderas, Málaga’s most famous cinema actor and one of Spain’s best known faces, returns to his birthplace for the annual Easter Parade to help carry the Virgin Throne. Set to play Picasso in a forthcoming movie about Málaga’s world famous artist, Banderas rose to stardom in the 90s and has played key roles alongside A-Listers Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Madonna and Catherine Zeta-Jones.