Not sure where to head this summer? Málaga offers beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping opportunities, a multitude of bars and restaurants together with cultural attractions. See below Málaga's destination guide written by Corina, our local contact in Costa del Sol.
The main shopping street in Málaga is Calle Larios which is situated just off the main tree lined avenue, the Alameda. You can find some other smaller streets and squares radiating off this which give the area a distinctive atmosphere of its own. Málaga is a shoppers paradise with its mix of small trendy boutiques, designer shops, high street stores along with tapas bars and simple to chic upmarket restaurants surrounded with old carefully restored buildings.
Eating & Drinking
You will taste food and drinks of all kinds from the small tapas bars, "teterias" to Moorish tea rooms. Calle Larios is a good place to start by branching out into the smaller streets around it. You will find many different kinds of bars and restaurants for every taste ! If you head to the beachfront in the El Palo area, situated a little further east along the coast, you will find many of the typical beach restaurants, ''the chiringuitos''. These serve the fresh fish dishes typical of this area from the local delicacy of barbecued sardines (un espeto), alongside a myriad of fish choices and of course the wonderful, colourful paella!
Everything tastes fresh and delicious and generally these restaurants are excellent value for money. A very new area to the city is Muelle Uno which is situated in the port area. This is a contemporary complex of upmarket bars and restaurants situated along the waterfront with yet more shops and things to do.
Things to see
Málagas Cathedral: The Cathedral is known as "La Manquita", the one armed woman because only one of the two towers originally planned were built. Construction began in 1528 but the building was not completed until 1782.
The Alcazaba (The King's Palace): This, the best preserved Moorish fortress in Spain, is the most important landmark in the city being built on the hillside overlooking the city, the port and the sea. It was originally built on the site of a Roman fort around 756AD as a defence against marauding pirates and was then later rebuilt starting in 1056 AD. Restoration work started in 1933 and is still ongoing today.
Among these, you can find 6 museums in Málaga: Picasso Museum, The Carmen Thyssen Museum, Museo Automovilistico de Málaga, CAC Málaga, Museo Capa Natal and The Museuom of Popular Arts & Customs.
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