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Malaga

Malaga City Breaks

Perfectly located between the beach and the mountains, Malaga offers visitors the best of both worlds with long sandy beaches, botanical gardens and towering mountains. The city enjoys year round warm weather, averaging 25 degrees in summer and 16 degrees in winter, so it’s perfect for anyone seeking the sun.

Due to increased investment, the city has become home to a variety of new hotels, restaurants and museums but it still retains its Spanish charm. The city centre presents the visitor with narrow old streets and wide, leafy boulevards, beautiful gardens and impressive monuments, fashionable shops and a cultural life that is even more amazing than it ever has been before.

The city is home to a museum dedicated to Malaga-born Pablo Picasso, which is very popular. Malaga is also home to a museum of contemporary art. The historic centre is being restored and much of it pedestrianized. Malaga’s port is currently being developed as a leisure area. The city’s terrific bars and nightlife, the last word in Malaga joie de vivre, stay open very late. 

Food

Those looking to ‘taste’ the Mediterranean will not be disappointed by the great quality and fantastic range of dishes available in Malaga city. The city is split into three definite culinary areas, meaning the choices are endless and that there is something to suit everyone’s taste buds. The La Malagueta area (located near the bullring) is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants offering traditional menus that serve a range of Mediterranean dishes, perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in traditional culture. Those who enjoy dining by the sea should head to the marine neighbourhood of El Palo, home to the famous Picasso seafront promenade.

If you’re looking for recommendations, then ours are definitely Restaurante El Chinitas, Restaurant La Moraga and Restaurant Café de Paris. The latter is a Michelin Star restaurant, so reservations are essential.

Shopping

Interested in shopping? Then you should head to Larious Street, the city’s commercial district, where cutting edge designer boutiques sit next to local trinket shops. You’ll find everything from clothes, shoes and bags to amazing works of art. Malaga has something to fit everyone’s shopping needs!

When in Malaga...

Make sure to visit the Picasso Museum and the Los Jardines de La Concepcion Gardens! The gardens were created in the 1850s by Amalia Heredia Livermore who travelled the world and brought back seeds and plants from all of her destinations, which have now blossomed into a beautiful tropical garden.