Marbella is second city in Spain for luxury spending

At €1.56 billion, the Costa resort makes up over a quarter of the national total

Puerto Banús is one of Marbella's most famous luxury hotspots

By Oliver McIntyre

MARBELLA is the number two city in Spain for revenues from the luxury sector – behind only Barcelona and well ahead of Madrid – according to a study by Luxury Spain, the association representing the sector.

This year the Costa’s famous ‘jet-set’ resort – with luxury hubs including Puerto Banús and the Golden Mile – saw some 1.56 billion euros in luxury spending, making up 27.5 per cent of the national total, according to the report.

List-topping Barcelona made up 32 per cent, with 1.82 billion euros, while Madrid came in third, representing 16 per cent of luxury sales nationwide with 909 million euros.

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