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The most important things you need to know about Málaga

  1. General
  2. Sites
  3. Culinary delights
  4. Lifestyle
  5. Nightlife
  6. Shopping
  7. Sports & Leisure
  8. Beaches & Beach clubs
  9. Real Estate projects
  10. Why Málaga?

1. General

Málaga city is geographically the center of the Costa del Sol. This cosmopolitan city borders the beach and is only a 10 minute drive from the airport. This vibrant city has something for everyone. From charming streets with cozy terraces to the modern promenade at the harbor. Whether you want to spend a day at the beach or just want to enjoy the various museums, it’s all possible here!


2. Sights

There is a lot to see and do in this beautiful old town. What not to miss? The Picasso Museum Málaga. This museum is located in the Palacio Buenavista a stone’s throw from the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, one of Spain’s most famous painters. Here you will find a collection of paintings, sculptures and sketches. In addition to Picasso’s work, the building, a Moorish palace, is an attraction worth seeing. In the basement of the museum you can find some archaeological finds.

The Alcazaba, a Moorish fortress, is located on a hill in the center of Malaga. You can see many Arabic but also Roman influences in it. In front of the Alcazaba is an amphitheater, the Teatro Romano. At the top of the hill you will find the ruins of the Castillio de Gibralfaro. The walk there can be tough, so we advise you not to go in the middle of the day. Once you are at the top, you will not be disappointed by the fantastic view. From here you can see the harbor, the arena and the old town.

In Málaga there are several bike tours to book. This is highly recommended! This way you will learn a lot about the fascinating city.

3. Culinary delights

Finding a restaurant in Malaga city is not difficult. On almost every street corner there is a restaurant. The choice can sometimes be very overwhelming, that’s why we would like to share some of our favorites with you!

Taberna Uvedoble is one of them. This restaurant has a lot of space inside, but outside there are only a few tables. Therefore, you will not see many tourists here. The dishes can be ordered in half or whole portions, which makes it ideal to share. Not necessarily the authentic Spanish cuisine but the modern with not everyday combinations you can taste here. The swordfish ceviche with avocado from the Axarquía is definitely worth a try!

Good food and a nice view? Restaurante Amador is the place to be. It offers a great view over the city, especially when the sun sets, you can see the beautifully lit city. Here you can eat à la carte or order a degustation menu from the chef. This half Spanish half Dutch chef has followed cooking studies in several countries. You will certainly taste this in the dishes! The wine list is not very extensive, but certainly not less tasty.

For the real wine lover Los Patios de Beatas is a must. Whether by glass or bottle, there is plenty to choose from. Besides tapas they also serve various meat and fish dishes. Be sure to follow the suggestions of the waiters. They will not disappoint you.

Los Patios de Beatas

4. Lifestyle

This vibrant city has everything. Sun, sea, beach, culture, history, good food, nightlife and so on. Young and old will enjoy themselves here and you will certainly not get bored here. Many parts of the city can be visited on foot. But also public transport is good here. The city has several parks where you can walk or enjoy the tranquility.

5. Nightlife

Not only on weekends but also during the week there is plenty to do in Málaga when it comes to going out. Everywhere in the center there are nice cafes or clubs. Plaza de la Merced is a square with many terraces. Young and old sit here together.

Mañana Cocktail Bar serves not only great cocktails but also a wide choice of specialty beers. You can sit inside the bar as well as outside on the terrace.

La Bodega Antigua Casa de Guardia is also worth a visit. This is the oldest bar in Málaga. You can have a glass of Málaga Dulce, sweet wine from Málaga, at the bar. The wines come directly from the barrel. The bodega itself is located in the Montes de Málaga Natural Park. This can also be visited of course.

In the center there are also several rooftop bars. Hotel Soho Bahía has a panoramic view of the city and the sea. It has a classic bar with several lounge sofas and cozy seating areas.

Most clubs don’t open until around 02:00 and don’t close until the early hours.

6. Shopping

Shop till you drop. This is certainly true for Málaga city. Here you can do shopping as much as you want in one of the many streets. The most famous is Calle Marqués de Larios. In this main street you will generally find all the renowned stores. This street is festively lit around Christmas and here you can experience a splashing show every night.

In the small streets you will find nice boutiques, bookstores, vintage and souvenir stores.

El Corte Inglés is one of the shopping centers in Malaga. A supermarket, clothing department, media, decoration, accessories, there is plenty to find here.

Mercado Atarazanas is a covered market where you can enjoy and taste local, fresh products such as fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts and herbs. This location was formerly used to repair boats and ships. Atarazanas is Moorish for shipyard.
Around the market there are several tapas bars for a snack and a drink.
This market is open from Monday to Saturday from 08.00-14.00 hrs.

Malaga center
Málaga center

7. Sports & Leisure

Costa del Sol is also called Costa del Golf. This is because there are more than 40 golf courses to be found here. From Málaga city you will be on one of these courses in a very short time.

Because this city is located by the sea, you can practice one of the many water sports. How about kitesurfing or SUP (Stand up Paddle)? A complete workout for the whole body.

Is this a bit too active for you? Then we would like to recommend Hammam Al Andalus. Experience a water trip in the Arab baths, drink tea on one of the seats, enjoy a traditional Kessa massage and relax completely. It is a real stimulation for your senses with special mood lighting and Arabic elements.

8. Beaches & Beach Clubs

Málaga has several beaches. Pedregalejo is one of them. This former fishing village is located just outside the center. It has a quiet and rural character. You will find here all kinds of chiringuitos and beach bars.

Restaurante Rompeolas is a cozy family restaurant on the beach. Fish is of course the specialty here. A beautiful view, a portion of Cazón and adobo, boquerones, and a glass of tinto de verano, that’s all you need!

One of the most famous chiringuitos is El Tintero. Here you can eat delicious paella and different kinds of fish. Ordering is done here in a very special way. Waiters walk around with different plates of food. They call out what is on the plates. As soon as you raise a hand they put down a plate. This way you can also taste dishes that you have never eaten before. The bill depends on the number and type of plates (oval or round).

For the really hip Beach clubs we advise you to go to Marbella.

Pedregalejo Beach
Pedregalejo Beach

9. Real estate projects

Have you also become enthusiastic about this bustling city on the coast? We have several new construction projects near Málaga city. Including the fantastic Middel Views. Superb 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments from €325.000 at 10 minutes drive from Málaga.

10. Why Málaga?

In the overview below you will get a clear picture why Málaga city is perfect for you.

  • Located in a big city
  • Centrally located on the Costa del Sol
  • Near the airport, 10 km
  • Roads to
  • Nerja, 50 km
  • Marbella, 57 km

  • Beach, culture and history
  • Plenty of restaurants and cafes
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • For young and old to enjoy
  • Many amenities such as supermarkets, stores, medical care and public transport

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