Marbella Districts - Plaza Bocanegra

Plaza Bocanegra

Plaza Bocanegra - Golden Mile Mountainside Marbella Districts

The square - or rather a traffic roundabout - at the start of the Golden Mile was named after one of Marbella's founders, local priest Monseñor Rodrigo Bocanegra (1908-1972).

The copper-clad tower in the centre is often mistakenly called the Bronze Tower. Its true name is El Pirulí and it was designed by architect Barrios Cepedano, commissioned in the mid-1990s by mayor Jesús Gil

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There is also a statue of Belgium-Spanish aristocrat Don Jaime de Mora y Aragon (1925-1995), brother of Queen Fabiola of Belgium (born Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón on 11 June 1928 – 5 December 2014). Don Jaime was a Spanish actor in some 20 films but better known as the wayward, disinherited Marbella playboy and socialite. The statue is located at the start of Avenida Don Jaime de Mora and was inaugurated shortly after his death.   

Urb. Jardines del Principe is on Avenida Don Jaime de Mora y Aragon.

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