Exploring Málaga and the Costa del Sol
Málaga is one of the most friendly destinations in Europe with good weather, warm people, great food and drink and relatively inexpensive by European standards. The province of Málaga offers beaches, mountains, sceneries and heritage sites that make it attract many visitors each year. It’s a city of constant transformation, cultural life, and its people are working hard to ensure it is kept alive.
What really attracts visitors is the energy you feel as you walk through the center of town, in the area around the Calle Larios. If you consider yourself an urbanite, we recommend this stroll through the centre of Málaga. Locals stroll up and down the street, shopping in the glamorous stores that can be found on every corner. You will share the streets with locals, students and tourists who make the journey here to admire the narrow side streets and eat authentic tapas. At the end of Calle Larios you will find Plaza de la Merced which is a meeting point full of bars and cafés.
The Picasso Museum in Málaga capitalises on the work of this legendary artist and can be found next to the house where he was born (Plaza. de la Merced, 1). Paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures are on display for any art lover. The Alcazaba, is built on a hill in the centre of the city, overlooking the port, and comprises two walled enclosures. It dominates the view of the city from the coast. By climbing to the top of this magnificent enclave located on mount Gibralfaro, you can take in incredible panoramic views of the city. Gibralfaro Castle can be found just a few metres away. This is an ancient building that was used to protect the Alcazaba during the 14th Century. At the foot of the castle is the Roman Theatre, which was found by chance underneath the city. The Catedral of Málaga is a building that is almost five hundred years old. It has never been finished, and is known as ‘La Manquita’, loosely interpreted as “one armed woman”. The building is an excellent example of 16th-century Renaissance architecture despite the damage from the Spanish Civil War. Located in Málaga’s city centre on Molina Lario, the Cathedral has been designated a Spanish national monument.
After a long day of strolling around the Málaga, you can take a break in one of the local tapas bars in Málaga centre or right on the sea shore.