Málaga Centre is also called "Mini Barcelona" and is known as the ‘Cultural Capital of the Costa del Sol’. It offers gorgeous scenery, 30 museums, and a distinct gastronomic scene.
Depending on your preferences and budget, there are many options to finding the perfect place in Málaga. Here are the seven of the most popular neighbourhoods in Málaga:
- Old town (Historic City Centre)
- La Merced
- El Perchel
- La Malagueta
- El Limonar
Málaga Centre is a cosmopolitan city, the capital of the Costa del Sol and with a history that dates back to the Phoenician times when it was founded and later on passed onto the Romans and Arabs, who left us part of their culture and constructions. Malaga was finally conquered by the Catholic Kings in 1487, leaving us an incomplete cathedral due to the lack of funds back then, known as ‘La Manquita’.
Apart from the above-mentioned, Malaga is the city of Pablo Picasso’s birthplace, and the square where he used to play as a child still exists today, as well as his house which is now a museum which you can visit during your stay in Malaga. Malaga has the second-biggest port in Spain, recently modernised, and is now also a great place to spend a day’s shopping.
The beaches of Malaga city have a length of about 15 km; From East to West are the beaches of El Candado, Las Acacias, Baños del Carmen, La Malagueta, San Andres, Mercy, and Guadalhorce Guadalmar.
In Malaga there are so many things to do that it’s almost impossible to list them all, for those who enjoy history, nature, art or sport, or simply for those who enjoy a good meal. The following list here below are a few recommendations of what to do in Malaga:
- A visit to the Gibralfaro Castle and to the Roman Theatre next door.
- The Alcazaba is also well worth a visit.
- The Cathedral of Malaga offers beautiful architecture that is a must see.
- Malaga's port and its shopping centre in the ‘Muelle 1’.
- Plaza de la Merced, the Picasso foundation and museum.
- Picasso Foundation
- Picasso Museum
- The CAC Malaga (the modern art museum).
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