I visited Malaga at the end of September 2010. Here are my tips for some of the best things to do in Malaga.
The fountain in Constitution Square, Malaga
Visit the Alcazaba
The Alcazaba is a Moorish fort which has great views over the city. It was my favourite Malaga attraction.
View from Alcazaba toward City Hall
Watch the Sunset over Malaga Port
I don’t know if I just lucky when I was in Malaga but I saw some fantastic sunsets on several evenings.
Explore Malaga Park
Malaga Park is a lovely refuge from the city, with shady corners and beautiful fountains.
Fountain at Malaga Park
See Modern Art at CAC Malaga
The Centre for Contemporary Art is a free Malaga attraction.
Painting at CAC Malaga
Chill out on Malagueta Beach
Malagueta Beach is close to the city centre.
Malagueta Beach sand sculpture
Hit the Shops
There’s a wide selection of shops in Malaga from department stores to specialist shops for Flamenco dresses.
Flameco dress shop in Malaga
Visit Malaga Cathedral
Malaga Cathedral is a Renaissance style church.
Go to Atanzaras Market
For fresh fruit, meat and fish head to Atanzaras Market which is open 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday.
The beautiful stained glass window in fish section of Atanzaras Market
Admire the Outdoor Sculptures
There are several modern sculptures dotted around Malaga city centre.
Outdoor sculpture in Malaga
Take a Day Trip
Where to Stay in Malaga
Malaga makes a great city break destinationÂ I’ve researched the best cheap hotels in Malaga. I also recommend the family run, characterful Hotel California, which cost a little above the Â£50 a night limit I sent for inclusion in budget hotels.
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