What to see in Malaga
Malaga is a city full of historical and artistic attractions. Where should you begin? Don’t worry, we already made a list of things you absolutely shouldn’t miss. Here they are:
Built between the sixteenth and the seventeenth century, it is one of the most important Reinassance monuments in the whole Andalusia. The cathedral is also known as de La Manquita (the unfinished one) because, despite the original project featured two towers, one was left unfinished. Inside you can find a beautiful seventeenth century choir made of carved cedar and mahogany.
The famous arena, built in 1874, is at the foot of the Alcazaba fortress and the Castelo de Gibralfaro. You can still enjoy a corrida, one of the symbols of Spain in the world.
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Located on Cervantes Avenue, it is a marvelous example of Art Deco in Malaga. Its glass windows, the wrought iron decorations and the handlebar in the main staircase are absolutely a must-see.
These beaches are very well equipped with deck chairs, beach umbrellas, showers and parking lots. You can also practice a lot of water sports here.
Experiencing movida in Malaga
To fully experience the real movida in Malaga, you should hang around the cathedral areas and also in Calles Granada and Beatas. Lots of trendy places can also be found at La Malagueta.
Do not miss the typical Spanish tapas like espetos de sardinas (grilled sardines) or the famous Jamon with a good glass of wine. “If you want to taste the real Spanish cuisine, go to Tapeo de Cervantes, no way to be disappointed!
Festivals you shouldn’t miss
Amongst the most important celebrations of the Spanish culture, it is impossible not to mention the Feria de Malaga, the Holy Week and the Cabalgada de los Reyes Magos.
La Feria de Malaga celebrates the Moorish defeat and the subsequent reconquer by the Catholic King in 1487. you cannot miss this celebration starting on the third Friday of August for nine days. All the city will be flooded with colors, music, equestrian sports and a lot of fun.
The Semana Santa is another heartfelt celebration. During the Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, days are marked by processions, where local people carry sacred images all around the place. If you want to experience the celebrations of the Holy Week, we think you should stay at the Tribuna hotel.
Boarding in Malaga
We strongly recommend two hotels, which HotelsClick users greatly appreciated for both their local and the excellent value for money.
The first one is Hotel Room Mate Lola, recommended by young couples, small groups of friends, families with children. Its modern design, excellent service and the central location are absolutely a plus for this hotel. If the movida made you stay up a bit too late, or if you travel with people who sleep late, do not worry – breakfast is served to twelve noon.
The other recommended hotel is the Hotel Sercotel Malaga, and ideal place if you want to match a holiday at the seaside with a desire to discover the city historical heritage.