Marvel at Art and Architecture
The Picasso museum is a must-see in Malaga but it’s also worth checking out the quirky Museum of Glass and Crystal and the Museo Automovilistico De Malaga that somehow successfully combines cars and fashion. Guided walking tours are a great way to see the Alcazaba, cathedral, Roman amphitheatre and other famous landmarks.
Enjoy Sun, Sea and the City
Malaga’s beaches may not be as golden and gorgeous as some others on the Costa del Sol but they’re still fantastic places to soak up the sun. The fact that most of the sun worshippers are locals adds to the appeal for many. Man-made Playa de la Malagueta near the city centre is enhanced by great restaurants and kids play areas.
Malaga’s recent tourist boom has meant that the shopping here is now better than ever. Calle Marques de Larios is a pleasant pedestrianised street near the harbour and boasts upmarket boutiques and shoe shops. The Vialia Shopping Centre has all the big high street names and there’s also the vast department store El Corte Ingles.
Malaga is a foodie’s paradise with some of the best tapas in Spain. Seafood tastes better by the sea, so go to a restaurant like Maricuchi on Pedregalejo beach for a treat. At sunset, sip a cocktail in one of the port area’s bars before deciding whether to dance the night away in a club or go to a flamenco or equestrian show.