JUST when you thought the most cultured aspect of Marbella was a cut-price English breakfast, it has emerged that the tourist haven has a hidden Roman past.
An archaeological dig has found the remains of a statue, road plan and a stone arrangement that suggests the old town was once a thriving Roman settlement.
Ciliana – the group dedicated to the investigation and exploration of Marbella’s history – has called for all roadworks in the area to be delayed while they carry out further explorations.
“This town has more surprises,” explained Ciliana spokesman Catalina Urbaneja.
“This town has more surprises.”
Additional investigations however, are likely to be delayed until the area’s pipe-laying works are completed.
Although Roman remains have been found across Malaga province, the findings are the first for the town.