Horse and carriage rides to finish within three years

Horse and Carriage

Marbella Horse and Carriage Credit: Facebook

VISITORS to the centre of Marbella will have seen the traditional horses and carriages which are situated by the Alameda Park and are offered for hire to tourists so that they can see the old town and get a feel of the city.

There are currently 19 licences granted for horse-drawn carriages but whilst they may be an attraction, times have changed and the Council has decided to phase them out over a three-year period as licences expire.

The reason is relatively simple as due to a combination of pedestrianisation in some areas and the growth of vehicle traffic in others, it is becoming increasingly unsafe for them to continue without causing traffic build up.

There have been petitions in the past to ban this activity and now drivers will be encouraged to give up their licenses in return for a payment of €30,500 which may encourage some to accept the payment and give up early.

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