A day in Malaga City

Malaga is a glorious historical city with plenty of sightseeing to be done.

I went for the day and only covered a small part of what there is to see, however I still crammed a lot in.

For a Sunday afternoon the city was buzzing with life. We had caught the train from Benalmadena which took 30 minutes into the city centre.

The Feria had recently been on and the streets and bars were decked with colourful bunting and hanging lanterns.

We started our wander through the Marques de Larios shopping precinct. Here there is plenty for everyone, with boutiques, high street chains and bars and restaurants galore. The side streets lead to small independent shops and then onto small plazas with tapas bars offering a great selection of food and drinks.

From here we  wandered through back street to the Cathedral of Malaga. This is a Roman Catholic church built between 1528 and 1782 in the Renaissance Architectural tradition. You have to see it to appreciate it’s splendour. My photos don’t do it justice.

We continued down through the Paseo Parque which runs along the harbour. It is shaded by Palm Trees and Plans Trees and full of fountains and sculptures.

On the other side of the road is the Paseo de Espana, running towards the Centre Pompidou along side the harbour.This is a commercial area with shops and bars where going and old Malaguenos come to socialise.

Rather than keep walking on we decided to walk back towards the Centre as the sun was hot and we were roasting. Looking into Malaga from the harbour edge you can see various land marks.

Firstly is the Castillo de Gibralfaro. It was built in the 14th century to house troops and protect Alcazaba. From the walls you get spectacular views of the city.

Alcazaba  of Malaga is one of the iconic landmarks of Malaga. It was built in the 11th century during the Muslim period and is considered one of the most important Muslim world in Spain today.

Moving on from there is Malaga’s Town Hall. This was built between 1912 and 1919 and is one of the most remarkable modern buildings in Malaga.

Lastly on my initial tour of Malaga is the Palacio de Aduana. This houses the works which were formerly in the Museo de Malaga.

If you travel to Malaga and want to see the sights without all the walking or hot and sweatiness, there’s a hop on hop off sightseeing bus tour available which you can book at http://www.city-ss.es 

Enjoy and then let me know your favourite experiences 😊


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