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Most people familiar with the Costa del Sol have heard of the Golden Mile, a stretch of land between Marbella center and Puerto Banus. Today the Golden Mile is home to luxurious mansions, some of them belonging to the Jordanian and Saudi Arabian Royal family and luxurious apartment complexes such as Puente Romano, La Trinidad and La Alhambra del Mar. Why has the Golden Mile become so popular with the rich and famous?
One of the founding fathers of the current Marbella and the Costa del Sol as we know it, is Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe. He converted his family estate bought by his father Prince Maximilian Egon in 1947 into the Marbella Club Hotel in 1954. 20 years later, a little further away (about one mile), he launched the Puente Romano complex. Some of the worlds famous and rich bought plots of land in and around the area of the Marbella Club Hotel and Puente Romano. This gave way to the name Golden Mile, today the Golden Mile has expanded and is about 5 kilometers long and reaches all the way till the foothills of the La Conch mountain including Nagueles and Sierra Blanca.