Málaga - Costa del Sol - Spain: What to do and see | Tripkay guide

A cosmopolitan and friendly city located right in front of the sea; this is the city that gave birth to Pablo Picasso. Walking through the old town, you will be immersed in a city with a vast historical heritage, castles and Nazari walls, Renaissance cathedrals and 29 museums among which we can mention the famous Museo Thyssen and Museo Picasso.

Málaga, the capital city of the Costa del Sol, is one of the most charming cities in the Mediterranean. Which proudly displays its revitalized city and its cultural and leisure activities. A friendly and artistic city, with a glorious past and history created by the great civilizations of the Mediterranean such as the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. But far from staying stuck in the past, Málaga has been able to look ahead and, in recent years, has been elegantly modernized.

 

Beautifull panoramic view over Alameda Park and port of Malaga city

Panoramic view over Málaga city

 

What to see in Málaga city?

The ideal thing is to let yourself go while wandering aimlessly through the maze of streets full of terraces, bars and restaurants where you will surely feel the warmth and friendliness of the local people. We recommend going to the famous Calle Larios, the 5th Avenue of Málaga, which is full of stores of the best brands. You cannot lose the opportunity of strolling through this legendary street, enjoying the shade of the big awning covering one of the most famous shopping streets in Spain. A fabulous atmosphere is breathed here.

Not us forget of its beaches. We are in a city that is closely related to the sea, and beaches such as la Malagueta and Pedregalejo are lively mythical places that we can not miss.

 

Larios street at the heart of Malaga (6)

Larios street

Wander quietly, there is much to see in Malaga

From here, you can move 200m along Strachan Street until you reach La Manquita, which is the name the local people give to their Cathedral, because it was more than 2 centuries under construction and still there is one of its towers unbuilt.

Another essential point of the historical center, a few meters from the cathedra,l is the Paseo de la Alameda. This subtropical garden is the true green lung of the city and one of the most pleasant walks you can do. A place where you can walk, relax or read under the shade of the small forest.

 

Cathedral and Malaga city panoramic view

Málaga Cathedral and Alcazaba

 

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Alameda Park

 

Just walking a few meters From the Paseo de la Alameda, you will arrive to the newly expanded port of Málaga areas of Muelle Uno and the Palmeral de las Sorpresas. Here you can enjoy beautiful walks around the harbor which is full of trendy stores, restaurants and terraces mixed with luxury yachts and large cruise ships. The leisure and gastronomy at Muelle Uno are really wide and suite all tastes.

 

Going up through the Palacio de la Aduana, you will find one of the most interesting areas of the city : Calle Alcazabilla, which features the greatest historical and architectural ensemble of Málaga, where you can walk, in just 200 meters, through more than 3,000 years of history. Here you will find the Roman Theater at the foot of the fantastic Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Don’t forget that, a few meters from Calle San Agustin, you can visit the Picasso museum.

 

Monuments-in-Malaga-city

Málaga Monuments

A lovely place to relax in Malaga

If you ever want to escape the bustle of the city, the Botanical Garden la Concepción is just 5 km from the city center. Featuring more than three thousand species of tropical and subtropical plants, it is the most beautiful garden in Spain and one of the most important ones in Europe. You can make a calm and peaceful journey across hundreds of different species of palms, bamboo and underwater plants, besides enjoying the historical heritage left by the nobles and aristocrats who lived here.

 

As you can see, Málaga is a city full of interesting places to visit, besides, its privileged climate will let you have an amazing time the whole year.

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