Malaga


About Malaga

The breathtaking Málaga lies on the Andalusian Costa del Sol and it is a popular seaside destination for so many reasons besides the perfect weather. The Spanish city is full of life and has so many things to offer: beautiful beaches, brilliant museums, tasty food and the best of Andalusian culture.

Málaga is mostly known as the birthplace of the most famous artist of the world: Pablo Picasso. Therefore, you simply cannot skip the Museo Picasso, where you can see a large display of his works and many interesting artefacts of his youth. From timeless masterpieces to street art, the fabulous art scene of the city will definitely blow your mind!

Málaga has become a real culinary travel destination and it is praised by critics all over the world. Enjoy the authentic local dishes and join a food tour to discover the most delicious bites. Learn more about Spanish cuisine and explore the wide range of local restaurants and street food. You have to try trendy minimalist fusion restaurants such as Óleo for a dinner to remember.

To discover Málaga’s Islamic past visit the monumental Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress palace built in the 8th century. The stunning palace is surrounded by peaceful gardens and fountains, so it is perfect for a relaxing afternoon stroll.

The always busy Atarazanas Market is a very important space of everyday life in Málaga. The architecture of the building is beautiful enough, but you can also shop for the best local delights here.

Transportation

Metro

Two metro lines have been opened in 2014, which covers the Western and South-Western part of the city. Both lines depart from El Perchel, line 1 runs to the Technical University, whereas line 2 goes to Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena.

Tram

Trams are no longer found in Malaga.

Bus

More than 50 bus lines run in Malaga with a reasonably good frequency. Buses are air-conditioned. Lines running overnight are marked with N. Block of tickets and day tickets are available, however, these are not valid to the Airport.

Useful tips

El Caminito del Rey, a mountain path is also located in Malaga received the Europa Nostra-award in the category of preservation of cultural heritage. The 3-kilometer long path, constructed more than a century ago, goes about 100 meters over Guadalhorce river.

Just as in some other Spanish cities, Sunday is about bullfight in Malaga. Visit Plaza del torros de Ronda, the biggest arena of Malaga. The video for Madonna's 'Take a Bow' song was also filmed there. Not only the fights are open for everyone, but a real matador tells you about the world of bullfights in the museum, next to the arena.

Picasso, who was born and who lived in Malaga until the age of 10, has two museums in the city. One is under Calle San Agustin 8, in Palacio Buenavista, whereas the other one (presenting his birthplace) is at Plaza de la Merced. In front of this, you can see Picasso's life-size statue.

Good to Know

Language
Spanish

Currency
EUR

Time Zone
Central European Time (CET)

Country Code
+34

Electric Current
230 V

Plug Type
F-type plugF-type plug

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