IF YOU ARE PLANNING A SUMMER HOLIDAY IN COSTA DEL SOL OR YOU ARE PLANNING A TOUR OF ANDALUSIA, YOU CAN NOT MISS A STOP IN MALAGA.HERE’S WHAT TO SEE IN MALAGA.
WHAT TO SEE IN MALAGA
Second city of Andalusia after Seville. Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol. Unmissable stop if you visit the Spanish region or if you are on holiday in one of the many nearby seaside resorts.
Malaga is a wonderful city, where the sun always shines. Here, good food is combined with the sea, culture, traditions, museums and art of Pablo Picasso, born right here.
Malaga is connected by a very efficient train: the renfe. More than a train, it seems like a real metro that will allow you to admire in its slow journey an excellent view of the coast of the sun. In fact, it stops from the center of Malaga to all the main seaside resorts of the Costa del Sol, passing through the airport and from the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Malaga ( highly recommended a stop for shoppers). All this with just over 2 euros per ride. (I am attaching under the picture with the map of all the stops)
The city of Malaga can be easily walked on foot, reaching all the points of interest. It will be nice to discover it, with a map always close at hand to make clear the proximity of the main attractions. But the advice is to get lost in its streets, discovering local restaurants, its views, its squares, its beauty in every corner ….
Here then what to see in Malaga even in a day or two.
Main street in the center of Malaga, full of shops. Shopping is developed around this street ….
It is precisely her the way famous all over the world for its decorations and illuminations, which during the Christmas presents a truly unique show.
Cathedral of Malaga
Popularly known as La Manquita, it is one of the most important monuments of Andalusia with its Renaissance and Baroque charm
Castle of Gibilfaro
It is located in the center of the city, and can be reached either by car or on foot through a walking path.
The castle was built to protect the fortress of the Alcazaba
It is open every day except Monday and the hours are from 9.00 to 18.00 for the winter, and 9.00-20.00 for the summer. The ticket price is € 2.20.
Climbing to the top of the castle you can enjoy more wonderful views of the city.
Do not miss it at all!
From up here you can admire a crazy view of the port and Plaza de Toros , the most famous arena in spain. Here the bullfights are held almost the whole year.
Alcazaba and Roman Theater
The Alcazaba of Malaga is a fortress, or rather a citadel, overlooking the city. It is one of the most important and among the most visited attractions, one of the most important and best preserved Islamic works in all of Spain.
The Roman theater was discovered in 1950, after having been buried for years.
Plaza de la Merced
It is the square where Pablo Picasso’s birthplace faces. This square is full of bars and places to eat or drink.
The central Atarazanas market in Malaga definitely deserves a visit, for its beauty, for its vitality, for its fresh and local products and for a pleasant stop outdoors in one of the many outdoor tables, tasting the local dishes and tapas .
Port of Malaga
The port of Malaga runs along a series of areas dedicated to relaxation, shopping, play areas for children and a series of excellent bars and restaurants with terraces, from which to enjoy the free sea strolling.
The most beautiful and renowned beach of malaga can be reached by continuing along the port … ..A immense beach … and beautiful atmosphere that you breathe, a sweet place to relax, to play, to practice outdoor group sports.
Do not miss :
El Pimpi is one of the most famous clubs in Malaga, frequented by both tourists and Andalusians.
With a magnificent view of the Roman theater and the Alcazaba, El Pimpi is the right place to drink a glass of wine from the province of Malaga, enjoy excellent tapas or have a dinner with friends.
The bodega offers the best of typical cuisine, from simple bocadillos to sardine skewers without forgetting the excellent Pata Negra. The atmosphere is typical and very pleasant: at the entrance the wooden barrels on display are signed with the names of the most famous matadors , actors and celebrities. Inside photos and posters tell the story of Malaga in celebration and its Feria, from the past until today. Do not miss the typical Andalusian courtyard refreshed by green plants.
Prices are quite moderate and range from 5 to 10 euros per plate.