The area of San Pedro de Alcántara in Marbella is an excellent example of how good local planning and carefully considered structural reforms can reflect the modern and traditional faces of a town and there you can find excellent properties for sale in Marbella.
In recent years, major transport projects have greatly eased San Pedro’s traffic flow through the busy stretch of the A-7 motorway with ongoing efforts to improve circulation for vehicles and pedestrians. The urban fabric and old N-340 had historically impeded San Pedro’s growth and continued extension towards the south.
So yesterday (Sunday), Mayor Ángeles Muñoz inaugurated the Juan Alcántara Gómez Roundabout on Avenida del Mar Mediterráneo, while residents and holidaymakers can look forward to the grand opening of the sensational new Boulevar San Pedro on 12 December.
Applauded for its sleek modern design by visionary San Pedro-born architect Juan Antonio Fernández, the scenic public space is a major boost for social and commercial interaction, culture and leisure, covering 54,000 square metres at a cost of €6 million.
The Boulevar features an amazing “Sea of Sensations” – a new central park whose geometry mirrors the sea and sinuous lines of the waves, uniting the southern suburb’s past with the present, to “reclaim public space that will serve as a union of its historic fabric and expansion towards the city.”
Rising swan-like above the promenade is the Boulevard’s most eye-catching element – an elegant, undulating walkway that literally stands out for its sensual curves mimicking the movement of waves in the sea, and providing breathtaking panoramic views stretching from the Mediterranean to the landmark La Concha Mountain.
Seven water zones, each 3,500 to 4,000 square metres, integrate the walkway with play areas creating new scenarios for countless leisure activities, including a new one-kilometre bike track, 1,500 square metre skate park, urban health sports equipment and children’s area.
“Spaces full of vegetation” strengthen San Pedro´s biodiversity and promote environmental education, among them abundant multisensory areas offering soul-enriching moments and a spectrum of colours, including 11,000 square meters dedicated to green zones and 500 wide-ranging species of tree, the majority aromatic.
A new amphitheatre with capacity for 500 spectators offers space for small scale performance acts and a grandstand accommodating 135 people, complete with bar and restaurant terraces, gourmet market and deli.
If you can’t wait until the opening event, sit back and enjoy the video of Boulevar San Pedro online to the soothing strumming of Spanish guitar: