Malaga is one of the most attractive cities for national and international tourists who are looking for the sun and beach. However the delights of the city and its province are not only limited to these attractions, its culture is also very interesting. Therefore if you are wondering what to see in Malaga during your next affordable holiday, read this guide which we offer you from Holidays2Malaga.
What to do in Malaga: Costa del Sol, a place ruled by the sun
The coast of Malaga is an absolute delight. It is colloquially known as “Costa del Sol” due to its countless number of sunny days throughout the year. This area covers the capital city, which boasts amazing beaches such as La Malagueta or La Misericordia. Additionally, in the towns of El Palo and Pedregalejo there are marvellous bays which create an idyllic surrounding where you can enjoy the good weather whilst you enjoy a delicious plate of fried fish in one of the many traditional chiringuitos (beach bars) which you will find there.
However Costa del Sol extends far beyond the city of Malaga. So much so that it extends throughout practically the whole of the south of the province. If you travel in the west direction, i.e. towards Cadiz, you will run into the fantastic beaches of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola and San Pedro de Alcántara. You may even find the jet set of Marbella. On the other hand, if you head in the opposite direction, the idyllic scenery of Rincon de la Victoria, Maro and Nerja are waiting for you. In this last town a Spanish television series called “Verano Azul” was filmed.
What to do in Malaga: the best museum options in Malaga
Beyond the beaches of Malaga, as we mentioned before, there is a lot more to see in this city. Some of its museums are a must visit on the itinerary of any good traveller. One is the Picasso Museum, which is home to an authentic collection of works belonging to the local genius of cubism, which was donated by his family and the Picasso Foundation. A visit to his Birthplace will also help you get to know his origins.
But when it comes to museums this is not the only one that resides in Malaga. The city centre is also home to the Carmen Thyssen Museum, which has brought renowned exhibitions of works belonging to the collection of late Baron Thyssen Bornemizsa. It is also possible to visit a branch of The Pompidou Museum and a Contemporary Art’s Centre which is considered one of the most important in Andalucia. To sum up, the museums in Malaga are a must visit.
What to do in Malaga: The Alcazaba, a monument which dominates the city