Malaga is probably the most overlooked city at Costa del Sol and that is actually a big mistake. When the tourists arrive at the Pablo Picasso Airport in Malaga they usually turn right which lead them down to Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Marbella and if they turn left they usually passes Malaga City and go further to some of the small towns along the cost. Some might take a day trip to visit the city and see some of the attractions – but the majority only passes by.
Malaga City gives you a lot of opportunities – it does have a lot of things to do and see. The most famous citizen of Malaga is Pablo Picasso and the city contains a very good museum in the City Centre and on the Plaza de la Merced you can visit his birthplace. Visit the amazing Cathedral which is famous for missing a tower or the two fantastic castles Alcazaba and Gibralfaro – you will find all the attractions in walking distance.
Malagueta is situated only 10 minutes walking from the City Centre and here you will find a long beautiful beach and a lot of beach bars where you can enjoy a cold drink in the sun or go a little bit further to Pedregalejo and enjoy the famous sea food.
All the attractions is in walking distance and you don’t need to rent a car to stay in Malaga City, there are plenty of nice Hotels and City Holiday Apartments located around alle Larios – which is the main street of the city.
The two most important events in Malaga is the Fairy (La Feria) and Holy Week (Semana Santa). The Fairy is always in August and is worth a visit. A big party in the City Centre with music, Flamenco and happy people. And finally the Holy Week – which is an ancient tradition that dates back to the age of the Catholic Monarchs – dont miss this opportunity.