A Tour Around Malaga
In case you visit Costa del Sol, a Tour around Malaga is definitely worth your stay. Leaving aside the thriving nightlife which we have talked about in our previous article where wrote about the Best Bars in Malaga, it is time for us to show you around one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. From its cultural ancient heritage to the modern investments in the present, the city of Malaga has a lot to be explored. In this article, Flamingo Tours takes you through a Tour around Malaga for the next time you want to explore this great city.
Art and Culture Malaga Tour:
One of the best things about taking a walk through Malaga is that the main places to visit are located in the city center. The art Galleries such as the Picasso Museum and the Carmen Thyssen Museum are both traditional stops that are a must during your visit to this great Spanish city. One important fact to take into consideration is that they are both free to enter on Sundays after 16h00. They are particularly important representations of the history and culture of both Malaga and Andalucia. In Malaga, the main artist used to portrait and promote the city is Picasso himself.
Following through the city center of Malaga, another spot that is worth a visit is the Alcazaba citadel. The Alcazaba citadel brings back the Muslim cultural heritage of Malaga. It is one of the most well-preserved monuments in Spain. Furthermore, Calle Larios represents the post – Muslim period of Malaga. It is without any doubt one of the most beautiful streets in Spain.
Beach and Water Sports.
Malaga has definitely become an international city, however, it is also considered one of the best city beach destinations in Spain. For a beach day, the Malagueta is reviewed as one of the best beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. The Malagueta covers 1200 meters of natural sandy features.
Following the seafront promenade, you can find water sport activities that are available for all groups and ages. Activities such as Paddle Surf, Banana Boat, Wakeboard and Big Sup are available just in case you wish to take a plunge in the water.
Another activity that may be on anyone’s bucket list is a boat ride. Tourist boats are available every day of the week and depart from Pier one. You can enjoy a sunset ride on one of the boats while enjoying food and beverage services on board. Prices vary depending on the package you wish to purchase, however it is definitely worth the experience.
Transportation Around Malaga
There has been an important recent investment in public transportation in Malaga. This effort made by the Malaga City Council has opened the doors of this amazing city to become truly international. The International Malaga Airport is the third most visited in Spain (after Madrid and Barcelona), you can find direct flight connections from cities such as New York or Dubai.
A great work in progress for the city of Malaga is the metro connection. The constructions are due to be finished by summer 2022. They intend to connect the Palacio de Los Deportes and the Hospital with the city center. You can also reach some of the cities in Costa del Sol such as Torremolinos or Fuengirola by train.
Food and Shopping Tour
There are several places in Malaga where both visitors and locals come together to taste the local gastronomy. The Atarazanas Market is certainly the hot spot of this mix. The Market is divided into two specific areas, in the first one you can find fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, and raw meat. On the second one, you can find fresh fish, meat, and chicken that have been delivered the same day.
For shopping activities, there are several spots in Malaga that you need to take into consideration. The first place is the Muelle 1 (Pier 1) or Pompidou Centre. This recently renovated area of the city has become one of the most important economic districts for shops, restaurants, and bars. Taking a tour around Malaga’s port you can enjoy the amazing Mediterranean sea view. If you turn around you can see the main cultural spots of the city such as the Cathedral and the Alcazaba.
Another shopping area that is a true pleasure to visit is Calle Larios. It’s considered to be one of the main shopping main spots of the city.
As you walk down Calle Larios, you will see the most famous branded clothes stores in Spain. This street also offers a shopping experience for more exclusive taste.
Sightseeing spots in Malaga
Probably the most important sightseeing spot in the City of Malaga is the Gibralfaro lookout point. From this place, you can enjoy the wonderful view of the whole city, with the Mediterranean Sea as a background. It is a great place to take pictures where you can spot the Cathedral and City Centre on the right. Meanwhile, on the left side, you can enjoy the view of the Plaza de Toros and Port.
As you have come to realize, Malaga has everything you need for a tour suitable for all budgets and tastes. On one hand, you can enjoy the art and culture of the Andalusian lifestyle. On the other hand, you can enjoy the variety of activities that the Capital of Costa del Sol has to offer. In case you are looking for a deeper insight into the city’s history, you can also join the Flamingo Free Tour. You will discover the hidden tales of the historical figures that have made this city one of the most visited in Spain.