Malaga is a city that is in continuous transformation and, in recent decades, has lived a golden age where the city has seen a large growth in tourism and an increase in the gastronomic and cultural offer. Not only do you travel to the capital of the Costa del Sol for its climate, but also because you can find a lot of museums, avant-garde restaurants and a vast historical heritage that exceeds the expectations of all visitors. Although there are plenty of reasons to visit Malaga, here are some reasons why it should be your next holiday destination.
Beaches of Malaga
The beaches of the Costa del Sol are well known by the general public. The great climate that we have throughout the year, together with the freshness of its breeze and the landscapes make them the ideal place to take that break that you were looking for. Malaga has illustrious beaches such as La Malagueta, but there are others not far from the city that are also worth visiting, such as the beaches of El Palo, Pedregalejo, or Rincón de la Victoria, which undoubtedly are a great attraction for tourists to visit Malaga. In Malaga you can enjoy some great meals at the chiringuitos of the area, with options such as delicious espetos or a refreshing drink. This point is related to our next reason, its cuisine.
The people of Malaga love good food and that’s something that everyone who comes to visit makes the most of. Surely, the first thing that comes to mind are the famous espetos or its varied fried fish. But Malaga also has other less known dishes but equally as nice like the Ensalada Malagueña or the Ajoblanco. Malaga’s generally a city with a wide variety of dishes and a large presence of international cuisine at a good price, which is why it has always been a good decision to visit Malaga. One of the small pleasures that this city can give you is to get lost in the streets of the old town, where you can find many typical Malaga bars or restaurants and let yourself be carried away by the flavor and quality of your food.
Malaga City of Museums
Malaga has 37 museums, and this number is only increasing because of the clear commitment that is being made in culture. This is one reason why many visitors decide to spend a night or a weekend in the city, the so-called ‘City Break’ that has been so common in recent years. The Pablo Picasso Museum, the Thyssen Museum, the Russian Museum and the Pompidou Center are some of the most representative museums of the city, which you have to visit on your next trip to Malaga.
The city doesn’t live just on musems, Malaga has an extensive and varied history that has given a great historical heritage. From its churches, with the cathedral as the maximum example, the Gibralfaro Castle, the citadel or the Roman theater, are all unique monuments that you should not miss during your next visit to Malaga. In particular, the Cathedral of Malaga has a very peculiar style due to the numerous interruptions suffered during its construction. This makes it possible to enjoy very different styles that go from Gothic to the Renaissance. On the other hand, at the top of the city, you can enjoy some of the best views of Malaga from the Gibralfaro Castle, which together with the Alcazaba form a fortified framework that runs along the hill where they are located.
Emblematic Streets in Malaga
The most famous street in Malaga and one of the best known of all of Spain is Calle Larios, which rised in popularity a few decades ago with its pedestrianization, it’s one of the favourite places for visitors because of the color and life that oozes thanks to the shops that are located along the street. At Christmas, the street is filled with lights that form a unique spectacle that delights and surprises visitors. In carnivals, we can enjoy chirigotas and comparsas live on stages, as well as the fun parades that run through the city. In addition, the Holy Week that is lived with great passion in the city, passes through Calle Larios every year where the main stand is. Other streets such as Alameda or Calle Carretería are some of the main arteries that are located around the historic center. Finally, we have to give a special mention to pier one (Muelle Uno), considered one of the main ports of the Mediterranean. You can not leave Malaga without visiting it, you will not be disappointed as it’s a beautiful area.