Malaga Airport serves the Costa del Sol but the city of Malaga is often overlooked as a great city break destination in it’s own right.
It’s a short hop from Malaga AIrport to Malaga and the airport shuttle bus is cheap and convenient with a number of stops in the centre of Malaga.
So what does Malaga have to offer the visitor to this underrated city?
Playa del Malagueta is a great urban beach area of Malaga which has loungers and umbrellas to rent and is lined by seafood stalls, play areas and some great little bars serving snacks, drinks and more substantial fare.
The Picasso Museum does what it says on the tin! It is home to more than 200 of Picasso’s works in a 16th century converted palace. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga in the late 19th century and his legacy can be seen at this museum as well as at the Fundación Picasso which was created to promote the artists’s legacy.
The Port of Malaga is Spain’s oldest continuously operated seaport. It is used by cruise ships, ferries and freight liners but has also become a great place for locals and tourists to hang out with a huge choice of bars and restaurants alongside the harbour area.
Mount Gibralfaro is a hill which can easily be walked up by visitors and offers the most amazing views of Malaga city and it’s port. At the top of the hill sits the Castle of Gibralfaro which was built as a defence for the city and looks splendid when illuminated in the evening.
Sitting in the old town of Malaga is the Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the Renaissance style. Interestingly, the South Tower remains unfinished with a plaque at the base of this tower which explains that funds raised by the parish to complete the building were instead used instead to help British Colonies which later became the United States to gain their independence from Great Britain.
Visitors can also enjoy short sea excursions from Malaga and there is also the option to take a boat along the coast to places such as Benalmadena.
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