I was in Malaga city twice in Jan with family as were staying in Nerja for Christmas and decided to make a few visits. As it was over the Christmas period the city was thronged most days which made for a great atmosphere but wasn’t so great if you get separated from people and phones aren’t working which tended to happen a lot as there was so many people about!
Here’s a quick rundown of what we did when we were there…
How to get there:
You can fly direct from Cork or Dublin.
What to See:
There are 29 museums in Malaga if museums are your thing. If I visit a city I prefer actually walk the streets to get a feel for the place rather than be cooped up in a museum but actually the Carmen Thyssen museum is well worth a visit. They just had four exhibitions on show, we weren’t bored for a moment and their display of “Arte Preciosismo” was so pretty, I even bought a print to bring home and frame 🙂
The Cathedral is of course something everyone should visit. If you don’t want to pay to go in just a stroll around the outside will give you a feel for the place.
The Alcazaba is impressive and lovely to walk around in. It is a old Moorish fortress palace from which you have panoramic views of the Malaga City once you climb to the top.
Where to Eat:
If you’re after traditional Spanish food, then Malapipa bar is a good place to go. It’s not so cheap compared with other restaurants outside of Malaga city but tasty nonetheless.
La Burguesita – if you’re a red meat lover then this is the place for you.
Where to Stay
We were staying in Nerja and so commuted the 40 mins to Malaga but my Uncle rented a fab studio apartment with a rooftop terrace from homeaway.co.uk and it wasn’t too pricey.
Where to Shop
Calle Larios which connects to Plaza de la Constitucion has plenty of good shops, most of the Inditiex stores (Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pull & Bear) but no Zara. You have to go to the nearby shopping centre, Centro Larios for this. Stradivarius is nearby too, with a store just on Plaza de la Constitucion.