We would like to invite you to visit Málaga, a province full of emblematic monuments, walks, places with history, rich gastronomy, museums, harbor and festivals.
Famous for be the city that gave birth to Picasso, Málaga, situated at the south of Spain, is a cosmopolitan, modern city, full of light and history, with a rich culture and tradition, which has five important museums: Picasso, Thyssen, Pompidou, Center of Contemporary Art, and St. Petersburg Russian State.
The province of Málaga, known worldwide by the name of the Costa del Sol, is a destination for cultural tourism, sun and beach.
In addition of beaches and museums, we recommend you five places you will not miss on your visit to Malaga and we give you some symbols of Málaga to make your visit an unforgettable experience.
The 10 places you can not miss are: the port, la Antigua Casa de Guardia, the Central Market, the Alcazaba, the Roman Theatre and the Gibralfaro castle, el Pimpi, The Botanical Garden La Concepcion, English cementery and El Caminito del rey (The king’s little pathway).
The Port of Malaga is one of the main ports of the Mediterranean by volume of passenger traffic and freight. In it you will find shops, restaurants and a club where they learn sea water sports such as sailing, rowing, etc.
La Antigua Casa de Guardia is the oldest city bar, it serves local wine since 1840. When you ask what you want for drink of one of the barrels on the wall, a record of you drink it written with chalk by the waiter at the wooden bar. Malaga wines are sweet, be sure to try Pajarete, Quitapenas and Campanas.
The Central Market is a municipal town market. You can spend hours admiring its facade, its marble door Moorish or neo-Moorish decor. It is a place to stroll leisurely observe gender, dive into the hustle, hear the shouting of the vendors…and eat.
If you fancy wander aimlessly, the narrow alleys of the Jewish quarter will transport you in time for its long history, to lead to the Alcazaba and the Roman Theatre, two references that reminds of the deep historical roots of a city that traces its foundation to Phoenician times. Another recommendation is a visit to the castle of Gibralfaro where you can enjoy, from the ramparts of the old Moorish castle, the best views of the city ranging from the sea to the mountains of Malaga.
A stop at the picturesque winery El Pimpi. It is a benchmark by which they have passed and left their mark all the celebrities visiting the city. With its Andalusian patios and signatures of famous people who decorate their walls and barrels.
Considered the most important garden in Spain and one of the best in Europe. The Botanical Garden “La Concepción” is an English landscape garden style with over a hundred years of history. The tranquility and beauty of a place dedicated to knowledge of nature and history, relaxation and enjoyment.
Another place to visit is the English cemetery, where you can visit the remains of the British and Germans who died in 1900 in the wreck of the ship Gneisenau in the Malaga coast. There are nightly visits. After a quiet walk you can enjoy beautiful views of the sea.
El Caminito del rey, in El Chorro is an amazing place to spend a visit. With huge rock walls up to 400 meters along 3 km, is known as “the world’s most dangerous road”.
The symbols of Malaga: El espeto, la biznaga y la manquita
The “espeto” is to drive a series of fish (sardines) for grilling. The skewers are eaten with the fingers (covered are left for the big fish) and are usually accompanied by chilled white wine or a cold beer.
The Malaga biznaga is a composition made with natural jasmine placed in a frame forming a beautiful exquisitely fragrant bouquet.
A visit to the Cathedral of Malaga, popularly known as “the Manquita” for lack of a tower. It is one of the most important Renaissance buildings in Andalusia and is notable for the breadth of its interior.
Malaga international airport has direct flights to Canada and USA. Is all a learning experience.