In addition to the 16 sunny beaches, this Andalusian Mediterranean city has a very interesting cultural life. Indeed, the place where Pablo Picasso was born has reinvented itself in recent years, opening museums for all tastes. If we add to the combination of sea and culture a lively atmosphere, abundant tapas served in bars, trendy neighborhoods like Soho, areas like the port that have been transformed to offer modernity and monuments with centuries of history, the result is an exciting city that anyone would want to discover. Because if everyone says that Malaga is beautiful, it will not be a coincidence.
A journey through time.
Malaga is a city full of historical corners such as the Alcazaba, one of the main Arab fortresses in Andalusia, or the Gibralfaro Castle, from where you can probably admire the best view of the city. At the foot of the castle lies the Roman theater and a historic center to visit while walking. Through its streets it is possible to see places like the Atarazanas Market, where you can try a vermouth, and monuments like the Cathedral, known as “La Manquita” due to the unfinished right tower. You cannot miss visiting the rooftops: the experience is unique. This is the city of Picasso and, in fact, in the historic center there is a museum dedicated to the painter, not to be missed, and it is also possible to visit his birthplace. Malaga, however, does not live only from its past. . Recently, in fact, the Carmen Thyssen Museum, the only Center Pompidou existing outside of France – the color cube has already become a symbol – and the Collection of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg have been inaugurated. Those who seek more underground cultural proposals They can not miss the Center for Contemporary Art, the urban art of the facades and the clubs of the alternative neighborhood of Soho.
The essence of Malaga.
There are many aspects that give Malaga a unique touch. To begin with, in addition to the monuments, it is nice to enjoy a sunny day on the mythical urban beach of La Malagueta. Those who want to fully immerse themselves in traditional flavors should visit the maritime neighborhood of Pedregalejo and try the typical grilled sardine skewers. Returning to La Malagueta, next to it is Pier 1, a promenade of the port full of shops and restaurants where It is a pleasure to walk at sunset, until you reach the Farola, a unique symbol of the city. Another emblem of Malaga? Without a doubt, the pedestrian street Marqués de Larios, a busy avenue decorated with flowers that you should not miss if you visit the wonderful city of Malaga. At night, this area and the surrounding streets become the ideal place to taste tapas, in places that are authentic institutions such as the Bodega El Pimpi, and discover the flavor of ajoblanco. Málaga also offers a Film Festival, Holy Week, innovative restaurants…
But above all, Malaga is fun. And it is contagious.