Malaga is the largest city on the Costa del Sol and is a city rich in historical and cultural heritage.
Pablo Picasso was born here you will find galleries showing his work, Picasso’s birthplace in Plaza Merced is open to the public.
If you are interested in artistic culture you should visit the Museum of Fine Arts, here you will see an excellent collection of mosaics and paintings.
In the archaeology Museum there are many important finds including Arab ceramics and Roman sculptures, there are also other fine museums to visit in the city.
The old medieval city is a maze of winding narrow streets you can admire the architecture as you wander through them. The city has many shops to browse around you may find something to tempt you here!
A visit to Malaga Cathedral known as “La Manquita” ‘one armed woman’ as it is known locally is well worth visiting, building began on the Cathedral in 1528 and stopped in 1783, and due to lack of funds only one of the two planned towers was completed.
You can have a rest from walking and take a tour of the popular visitor attractions on an open topped bus or enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the area; both options are relaxing and enjoyable. The city’s harbour side is a good place for a stroll, watch the vendors selling their wares and just enjoy the atmosphere.
Nightlife is all year round in Malaga you will find traditional flamenco dancing and modern nightclubs, discos and bars on offer. After all the sightseeing you will need food and refreshment, there are a great variety of bars and restaurants to choose from. You may want to try some local food at one of the old fashioned bodegas in town or tapas which are small portions of local fare you can enjoy with a glass of wine.
You should take the opportunity to visit the el Torcal Park which is approximately 30km from Malaga here you will see some beautiful limestone landscapes and about thirty varieties of orchids growing in the park. If you enjoy walking you can choose a three hour trek or a less energetic half hour stroll.
On the main road out of Malaga are the beautiful tropical gardens La Concepcion the gardens were created in the early 1850’s set in a natural landscape setting of streams and fountains with around 500 palm trees and hundreds of tropical plants, you will find a well informed organized tour of the gardens it is well worth seeing.
Malaga offers its visitors a variety of interesting things to see and do.