Malaga is the capital of the Costa del Sol. If this is your first visit to Malaga you are in for a pleasant surprise, that is because beyond its reputation of high rises and hen weekends there is a thriving city just waiting to be explored. In fact Malaga is cosmopolitan and cultured, full of fascinating sights and diverse architecture. So what is there to see in Malaga? Highlights include the historic thoughts of Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibalfaro which was built to protect the city centuries ago. Also located nearby is a remarkable Roman amphitheatre that lay undiscovered until 1951.
Another of Malaga’s historic landmarks is the magnificent cathedral towering over the city. The cathedral is affectionately known by locals as the one-armed lady. Completed in the 18th century, this is one of the city’s most iconic places. Of course like all good Spanish cities Malaga has an attractive Old Quarter which plays host to an array of atmospheric cafes and traditional tapas bars.
You can’t visit Malaga without hearing about its most famous son Pablo Picasso. The legendary artist was born at this house in 1881 and it was here that he began to show the first signs of his creative talent. On the best of Malaga excursion, you can visit Picasso’s birthplace to learn more about his connection with the city.
If you have already seen Malaga sites before or if you would like to see a little more of what Spain has to offer, there are a number of shore excursions that can take you further afield. It all depends on which side of Spain you wish to see. Experience Moorish Spain with a visit to the Alhambra palace in Granada, it is one of the world’s finest examples of Islamic art. It is said that everyone should visit the stunning Alhambra at least once in their lifetime.
For a traditionally Spanish day ashore, you can take to the whitewashed town of Neha’s which is perched high on a hilltop overlooking the Med or perhaps you prefer net hut with its dramatic coastal views and vast caves. Alternatively, you could head to Marbella and Puerto burnoose to witness the wealth and glamour of Spain’s most exclusive resorts.
Visit one of the many local outdoor spots for a more relaxing experience. The La Malagueta beach is a perfect place to go if you want to enjoy sunbathing on soft sand. As you have now seen there is so much more to Malaga than meets the eye.