What is not good about Málaga! This cultural capital of the Costa del Sol has it all – history, culture, stunning architecture, Michelin star cuisine, delectable wine, shopping, sight-seeing… the list just goes on and on. It also has claim to two famous sons – Picasso and Antonio Banderas, the first has a museum dedicated to his life’s work and you can also visit his birth place.
The city of malaga is rich in history, culture and art with galleries, museums, jazz and film festivals. Shopping in Malaga is fantastic with many shopping centres and many shops in the historical centre, mainly on the Calle Larios and the small intricate streets around it. Malaga boasts the finest restaurants and bars, pavement cafés, fine wine cellars, and intriguing ‘tapas’ bars. One of its most popular tapas bars is “El Pimpi” a bar full of character and loved by locals and tourists alike.
Málaga’s historic centre features the beautiful Baroque cathedral, the roman Amphitheatre, the fortress Gibalfaro and the Alcazaba amongst its many architecturally interesting monuments. Malaga is famous for amongst other things its sweet wine, street carnival and the “Málaga Feria” in August.
The port is the oldest in Spain and has been completely rejuvenated to include a fantastic plaza with parks, restaurants, shops and play grounds. The port is a hub for tourism with cruise ships stopping every other day. Malaga city is beautiful and full of Spanish charisma and easily accessible from anywhere on the Costa del Sol. The train runs from the centre of Malaga to Fuengirola, so there is no excuse to not enjoy a perfect day or evening out and a taste of Spain.