If you want to explore Spain more and have already visited popular cities like Madrid and Barcelona, you should consider to stay in Malaga. It has a population of over 500,000 and known as the second most populous city in Andalusia and sixth largest city in Spain. Travelers from all over the world often overlook this city while they are on their way to Costa del Sol. Little did they know that this city is not only pretty but also rich in a lot of things! In this article, we will talk about why Malaga should be your next holiday destination.
With a history that spans almost 3,000 years, Malaga is known as one of Europe’s oldest cities. It was founded in 770 BC, so there is no doubt that is has a very rich culture. The remains of the Arabic, Christian, Phoenician, and Roman eras make Malaga an open museum that displays its history of three millenniums.
Malaga used to be the home of some of the important people in history including painter and scultor Pablo Picasso, poet and philosopher Solomon Ibn Gabirol, and actor Antonio Banderas.
The important business sectors in this city include construction, technology, and tourism. Logistics and transportation services in Malaga are still expanding.
Malaga is also home to a lot of amazing and Instagrammable attractions including the Alcazaba, Gibralfaro Castle, Roman Theatre, Picasso Museum, The Manquita, Conception Botanical Garden, Carmen Thyssen Museum, Mijas Pueblo, Ronda, and many more.
As you can see, Malaga is indeed a perfect place if you love museum hopping!
In addition to historical museums, Malaga is also home to a lot of beautiful beaches such as Playa de la Malagueta, Playa de el Palo, Playa Penon del Cuervo, Playa de la Misericordia, Playa El Salon, Playa de la Carvajal, Playa El Cristo, and more!
Did you know that Malaga is also known for having sweet wine? If you want to try the popular Malaga wine, you may visit two places: Pimpi and La Casa del Guardia (also known as “The Guardhouse”). Pimpi is a wine bar where you can get a glass (or two) of the sweet Malaga wine. It is perfect to go there either in the afternoon or in the evening. It has an old Malaga feel to it and it is popular even to celebrities! On the other hand, La Casa del Guardia is also a good place where you can relax and enjoy a glass of Malaga wine. It is the oldest tavern in the city.
Of course, we won’t forget how awesome Malaga foods are! Eat like a local and discover the Malaga cuisine. Some of the must-try eats in this wonderful city include the grilled sardines in El Palo, Gazpachuelo Malagueño, Plato de los Montes de Malaga, Porra Antequerana, Fritura Malagueña, Tarta Malagueña, Ensalada Malagueña, Almendras Fritas, Ajoblanco, Pipirrana, and many more!
Based on the facts we have listed above, it is needless to say that Malaga should be in everybody’s travel bucket list. Whether you want to travel solo, with your significant other, with friends, or with your family, you will surely find a lot of fun things to do in this magnificent destination.