Look out London Eye. Marbella has plans to erect its own observation wheel – not on the South Bank but in San Pedro.

The revolutionary tourist attraction was announced on Thursday by Marbella Town Hall. At 50 metres height and with 30 viewing cabins, the wheel will be located on the western end of the Boulevard San Pedro.

Due to open next summer, Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz, explained that the wheel would be “a tourism icon that would revitalise the economy of the zone”.

With uninterrupted views across the Mediterranean and La Concha, the plan is certainly ambitious. But I just can’t help wondering if the traffic tunnel that runs underneath the boulevard will take the weight…