Picturesquely situated in a bay surrounded by mountains and bounded by the rivers Guadalmedina and Guadalhorce, Malaga with its two thousand-eight hundred years of history is one of the oldest cities in Europe.
The city experienced the greatest civilizations of the Mediterranean, from the Phoenicians and the Greeks to the Romans, thanks to the strategic location of the port, an important site along the trade routes since ancient times.
This introduction is to say that Malaga is not only the capital of the Costa del Sol, a destination known throughout the world since the beginning of the tourist boom in this area, where the climate, the sea, beaches and golf courses represent an irresistible attraction for national and international tourists. If you plan to spend your holidays in Malaga or surroundings, dedicate at least one day to visit the city.
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Things to do in Malaga
If you like football, you can watch a match between the Malaga F.C and another football team at the Rosaleda Stadium. The official website where you can see the league table and the latest news related to Malaga is malagacf.com (In English)
One of the most cultural events in Malaga is the Semana Santa (the holy week), where we’ll find as many devotees as we will tourists, with the streets absolutely packed with people until late at night; If, on the hand, you don’t feel like dealing with large crowds, then we recommend to stay as far away as possible from the centre of Malaga during the Semana Santa.
The Malaga Fair is another of the big events of the year in Malaga. It’s on for about a week as from the 15th of August and is divided into two areas: the centre of Malaga during the day, and the fairground on the outskirts of the city in the evenings till early hours of the morning, where you’ll find the rides and many stands of all kinds.
In the fairground we’ll find the traditional fair huts with a wide variety of music and in some of them we’ll be able to enjoy live flamenco shows and some delicious tapas.
In Malaga there are so many things to do that it’s almost impossible to list them all, for those who enjoy history, nature, art or sport, or simply for those who enjoy a good meal. The following list here below is a brief enumeration of a few recommendations of what to do in Malaga:
• A visit to the Gibralfaro Castle and to the Roman Theatre next door.
• The Alcazaba is also well worth a visit.
• The Cathedral of Malaga offers a beautiful architecture that we must see for ourselves.
• Malaga port and its shopping centre in the ‘Muelle 1’.
• Plaza de la Merced, the Picasso foundation and museum.
• Picasso Foundation
• Picasso Museum
Nightlife in Malaga
After the sun goes down, you can continue to enjoy what the city has to offer. From a quiet tapas bar to a raving club to dance all night. The city has many discos to choose from. We are sure you will take many memorable moments back home with you.
The nightlife in Malaga mainly takes place in various areas and with reasonable prices compared to Puerto Banus, Puerto Marina or other places along the coast. The price of a drink in Malaga depends on the place you choose, ranging from 3.50 euros up to 6 euros in the more excusive places.
Here below we analyse the main places to blend in and experience the Malaga night:
• Plaza Uncibay
Here is where most of the nightlife goes on, including the surroundings of the Malaga Cathedral and the streets of the square. The style is more of bars and pubs that aren’t exactly next to each other, but definitely within a short walking distance from one another.
• La Malagueta
If what you are looking for is a more modern atmosphere, with modern places for the youngsters, there are plenty of bars, pubs and discos amongst which you’ll find the most exclusive places in Malaga, as well as a wide variety of restaurants and bars for a typical Andalusian meal.
• El Palo and Pedregalejo
A more cosmopolitan area due to the presence of a large amount of foreigners that assist to the Spanish schools in the area. There is a wide range of places to have a great time, such as the tapa bar areas, beach bars and hotspots to enjoy the Malaga nights.
Hotels and apartments in Malaga
Here below we have listed a few of the most demanded hotels in Malaga:
• Hotel Málaga Palacio 4 stars
• Hotel NH in Málaga, a 4-star hotel that’s very well-known in the centre of Malaga
• Silken Puerta Blanca
• Hotel Barcelo in Málaga with 4 stars
There is also a great variety of comfortable hotels in Malaga, like the Hotel Vincci.
You’ll be able to find 5-star hotels in Malaga as well as plenty of hotel offers if you are looking to save money during your stay. Malaga has a lot to offer and we hope you enjoy your stay with all our tips.