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Malaga

Nestled in a sunny bay surrounded by mountains and ocean, the bustling city of Malaga is the Costa del Sol’s crowning jewel. Nicknamed the ‘Miami of Spain’, this top holiday destination is home to no less than 15 gorgeous sandy beaches, a perfect sunny climate and enough water sports to keep you going all day, but that’s not all it has on offer. Malaga is a place of great history and is one of the world’s oldest living cities. Dating back to 770 BC, the city was founded by the Phoenicians and still has much of the architecture to prove it. Boasting two ancient Moorish castles and a working Roman Amphitheatre, there’s a lot more than sunbathing and partying to take in here.

Despite its humble atmosphere and friendly locals, Malaga has a pretty big claim to fame. The world-famous painter, Pablo Picasso was born here, and the local museum dedicated to the legendary artist is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. While Malaga is technically a city, its clean, stylish streets and pretty squares give it a great deal more charm than your average town centre. The pedestrianized city centre is bustling with charming cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as boutiques and even markets for the shopaholics amongst you. As soon as the sun sets, Malaga really comes alive and if you’re up for a night on the tiles, there’s plenty of places to sip sweet wine with the locals, or dance the night away in one of the city’s huge nightclubs.

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After a night out you’ll need some relaxation time and where better than the golden sands of Malaga’s beaches? Most beaches are within walking distance of the city centre and each one has its own special charm. The popular Misericordia beach is great for families or an evening surf, Playa de la Caleta has a busy promenade with volleyball and a string of bar-cafés, or if you’re after something a little more secluded, Peñon del Cuervo or La Cala del Moral are more off the beaten track.

If on the other hand, it’s an active adventure you’re after, you’re in luck. Malaga is a great place for water sports, with many beaches offering snorkelling and scuba diving, as well as paddle boarding, jet skiing and surfing. Playa del Campo de Golf - San Julián is a popular spot for kite surfers due to its wind and waves, or for something even more exciting, book a deep sea fishing excursion or a rock climbing trip – there’s plenty to get the blood pumping in sunny Malaga!

Malaga weather

Five-day forecast

SUNDAY

21.07.

31°C

MONDAY

22.07.

30°C

TUESDAY

23.07.

30°C

WEDNESDAY

24.07.

30°C

THURSDAY

25.07.

30°C

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Top 5 things to do in Malaga

10 facts about Malaga

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Malaga is one of the Costa del Sol’s top destinations and it’s no surprise with 15 beaches to choose from and plenty of surfing, sunbathing and swimming to be had.

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The city’s annual fiesta is one of the biggest in Andalucia attracting about three million visitors. The fun kicks off in the first two weeks of August.

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Don’t miss merienda time in Malaga, a Spanish tradition of a light meal eaten between 5 and 7pm, when the whole city slows down for some much needed R&R.

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TripAdvisor’s top attraction is the Glass and Crystal Museum. Housed in impressive 18th C splendour are some 700 pieces of glass dating back to Phoenician times.

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One of Malaga’s most popular snacks is the famous churros (fritters), which you can try with a coffee in one of the fantastic cafés along San Agustin Street.

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Housed in the old tobacco factory, the Automobile and Fashion Museum has more than 100 classic cars, each one paired with exquisite vintage fashion of that era.

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Malaga’s Conception Botanical Garden has one of the most impressive tropical gardens in Europe with lush vegetation, ornate fountains and pure tranquillity.

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Misericordia is the best beach to experience ‘Ola del Melillero’, the name for Malaga’s evening waves caused by huge ships docking – don’t forget your surfboards!

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Malaga boasts two ancient Moorish castles, the 14th century Gibralfaro, and the 8th century Alcazaba fortress which overlooks the restored Roman Amphitheatre.

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Playa de la Malagueta is the first beach in the world to build the 'Punto Naranja' (Orange Point), a motorised life-saving device which pulls swimmers in to safety.

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