Recently named as number two in the Rough Guides Top 10 Cities, Malaga is not just sun, sea & sand!
Malaga is bursting with cultural and historical attractions, with something to explore around every corner. In its centre you will discover it’s Moorish past, with its Phoenician and Roman remains, opulent Baroque churches and stunning architecture.
As the birthplace of Picasso, Malaga is extremely proud of its artistic heritage and the city has some inspiring galleries: Picasso Museum (just a few minutes away from the house where Picasso was born on Plaza de la Merced), Carmen Thyssen Málaga Museum (Artists include Zurbarán, Sorolla and Romero de Torres), the CAC – Contemporary Art Centre and the recently unveiled Pompidou Centre in the Muelle Uno port. You can also find terrific examples of urban street at the regenerated SOHO area of Malaga.
If it’s gardens you like, then La Concepción Botanic Garden is for you. This tropical paradise is possibly one of the best botanic gardens in Europe and elegantly combines beautiful formal gardens with a lush green forest, you could easily roam here all day!
For some retail therapy, Calle Larios and it’s side streets house a mass of shops, boutiques, cafés & ice parlours or, if it’s quirky gifts & trendy boutiques you’re after, then head to the district of SOHO and for cocktails and designer boutiques then it has to be Muello Uno. This new port is an absolute must for foodies, with plenty of high quality restaurants and bars, from Tapas to Michelin star gastronomical delights.
Of course, there is sun, sea & sand too! There are many beaches within easy reach, from Baños del Carmen, to popular Playa de la Misericordia.
The city offers a super range of hotel accommodation to suit any budget from the well located and welcoming Don Curro, to the luxurious and elegant Vincci Posada del Patio.
Malaga has a good year round climate, making any time a good time to visit!
But why not clack your castanets at the Feria de Malaga, a lively street festival that starts 15th August .