Malaga’s shore side location offers up the best of two worlds. You get the sophisticated pleasures of a modern, culture-packed metropolis while basking in the relaxed vibe of a beach town. So, whether you’re a culture vulture, a beach comber, a party animal, or a sports enthusiast, you will find yourself right at home in Malaga.
There are so many reasons to visit Malaga, but here are the essential top five reasons to see this Spanish coastal jewel:
1.La Manquita Cathedral
Explore Malaga’s unique Renaissance cathedral and wander around the old town. Malaga’s cathedral is nicknamed la Manquita or “The one-armed lady” because it only has one of its two façade towers completed. The cathedral houses an impressive and majestic mix of architecture and decoration.
2.Explore Picasso’s Malaga
Home to one of Spain’s most favourite artists, Malaga hosts many opportunities to catch glimpses into Picasso’s early life in this thriving city. You can wander around his house which is now a Museum and spend hours perusing his work. It’s definitely worth the wait.
3.Carmen Thyssen Museum
This must-see museum has only recently opened, is located in a beautiful, sunlit building in the city centre, and has a fantastic collection of 19th century Spanish art. You’ll find yourself starring in awe at canvas after canvas of sweeping landscapes and romantic ocean views. It’s an incredible day out, and an excellent way to spend a lazy afternoon.
4.La Malagueta Beach
As much as we like to believe that everyone goes to Malaga for its unique culture and art collections, we know that in reality, people want to spend the majority of their holiday relaxing on the beach, which coincidentally, Malaga has a whole lot of! Public beaches stretch from the east to the west of the port, so you’ll definitely have your pick. La Malagueta is definitely a favourite in the area, because it’s vibrant, beautiful and easy to get to.
5.Gibralfaro Castle Ruins
One of the top things on your to-do list should be to visit one of Malaga’s biggest fortresses, the Gibralfaro. Perched right on the top of a giant hill right in the city centre, the Gibralfaro offers spectacular views across Malaga. The climb up to the Gibralfaro is a bit of a work out, albeit a beautiful one, but the views from the top are breath-taking and are worth the climb.
With all its charms and cultural gems, Malaga is the perfect place for a relaxing long weekend or a fun filled mini-break. So, get your flights to Malaga booked and check out some of these spectacular hot spots!
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