Malaga is a picturesque port city that captivates with its sights, large shopping centers and beaches. For lovers of fun, they offer an infinite number of nightlife with interesting programs. Those who prefer to walk around historical and cultural places will enjoy spending time in the Cathedral, the castle lighthouse of Hibralfaro, the Arab fortress of Alcazaba. Two geniuses were born in Malaga - artist Banderas and artist Picasso. Moreover, if the locals simply adore the first, then two museums were opened in honor of the second, a visit to which should definitely be included in the tourist plan. To have time to visit the best beaches and explore the relief surroundings, rent a car and enjoy every object you see. When leaving, make sure
Malaga International Airport ( Malaga Airport then ) - download scheme
IATA code: AGP
Location: 8 km from Malaga
Official website: Malaga Airport Inquiry
: +34 913 21 10 00
The following companies provide car rental at Malaga Airport: Autos, Goldcar, Record Go, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Sixt. Rental car rental desks are located at the entrance to the parking zone. There are 5 parking zones near the airport.
Calle Alcazabilla, 2
Having rented a car, go look at one of the central attractions of the city - Alcazaba. The first information about the construction of a massive structure was discovered in ancient Muslim chronicles of the mid-11th century. The fortress was built of limestone, and after several reconstructions, columns and marble were added to strengthen it. Interestingly, each subsequent wall is higher than the previous one. Such a scheme was used to better protect the city. After a while, the building was forgotten and only at the beginning of the XX century it became the main tourist attraction in Malaga. When sightseeing, be sure to climb the Hibralfaro Upland, from where a picturesque view of the surroundings opens.
Plaza Obispo, 6 http://arsmalaga.es/
If you are a fan of unusual architecture and enjoy visiting religious sites, be sure to visit the Episcopal Palace. This is one of the most striking buildings in the city, built at the beginning of the 16th century. Walking around the palace, it is impossible not to pay attention to many amazing balconies, attractive passages and colorful stairs. Rising to the floor above, the columns will become more and more, and on the third floor the sight will certainly linger on the sculpture of the Holy Virgin Angustias, which is made of alabaster.
Av de Sor Teresa Prat, 15 https://www.museoautomovilmalaga.com/
The Automobile Museum is a must-see place, regardless of age and hobbies. 10 exhibition halls present unique collections of antique and modern cars. During the tour, it will be interesting to see how technology evolved from year to year, and companies represented increasingly inconceivable cars. The main asset of the museum's collection is the black Rolls-Royce & lrdquo;, decorated with Swarovski crystals and solar-powered cars.
Palacio de Buenavista, Calle San Agustin, 8 http://www.museopicassomalaga.org/
When traveling by rental car, do not miss the main temple of art in Malaga - the Picasso Museum, which is located in the former residence of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. The collection contains more than 200 paintings, ceramics, sculptures. Here you can trace how the work of the great master developed, examining the earliest paintings and later ones. The main property of the museum is a portrait of Picasso's first wife of Russian ballerina Olga Khokhlova.
Calle Molina Lario, 9
The Cathedral in Malaga is a structure unique in its essence. The building was erected on the site of a mosque, while the architecture combines elements of Gothic, Baroque, Classicism. Each detail of the interior makes you stop your gaze and consider everything to the smallest subtleties. Numerous sculptures, engravings, chapels and medallions enthrall. The main pride of the cathedral is the icon “The Blessed Virgin with Saints” and a luxurious garden in which orange trees grow.
A 40-minute drive from Malaga is a picturesque city, nicknamed the “white village”. And all because the buildings here are exclusively white, which is why there is a lot of light in the city on a sunny and cloudy day. On the central streets of Frigigliana, there are numerous plates telling of the fierce battles between Arabs and Spaniards. Nearby is the old church of San Antonio, erected in the XVII century. The main attraction of the town is the Phoenician necropolis, for which many tourists come to Frigigliana. Half a day is enough to see the attraction. And having a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, you can go further to explore the nearby surroundings.
Hire a car and head out to look at the Balcony of Europe, located in Nerja. When you reach the observation deck, you will have an unforgettable view of the city, nearby villages and the sea. You can set aside several hours to walk along the small streets, look at the locals and their modest, and sometimes not very houses, and plunge into the local atmosphere. The impression of a new city often also comes from visiting restaurants. Therefore, a hearty lunch in Nerja is a must before your departure. A few kilometers from the city is a popular attraction - the longest cave in Europe, and at the same time little explored. Here preserved rock paintings of primitive people and centuries-old stalactites, frozen in bizarre forms. Interesting,
Another cozy town where you can go on a several-hour tour is Mijas. It is interesting that, despite the large flow of tourists, there is no crowd feeling even near the most popular attractions. The town is shrouded in greenery and beautiful flowers, which makes it seem infinitely picturesque and magical. Features of Mijas - an uncountable number of viewing platforms, from where you can see the whole city, at a glance, the Mediterranean coast, and from the most chosen ones - even Gibraltar. When leaving, make sure that you buy souvenirs in numerous shops, dine at a local cafe and ride a donkey taxi.
Fuengirola is a famous Spanish resort with excellent service and picturesque beaches. The main local attractions are the Church of the Virgin of Rossario, the famous ficus on the Constitution Square, the Castillo Sohe fortress. After a short tour, you can head to the Paseo Maritimo promenade, where you will find delicious restaurants, trendy shops and entertainment venues. If you plan to stay in Fuengirola for a few days, do not miss the opportunity to visit the sports port and ride a yacht, play golf at numerous sites, go fishing and meet dolphins. Active leisure and vivid emotions are guaranteed.
Having rented a car, go look at the ancient Spanish city, founded in the 4th century BC, which, by the way, is the birthplace of bullfighting. What kind of entertainment is not offered to tourists here. Someone will like to walk around the Old Town, visiting the historical monuments, someone will like the New City, built only a few centuries ago. The Arab fortress of Alcabar, the cathedral church of Santa Maria de la Encarnacien, the Roman Bridge, the Lara Museum (witch museum) - this is just a small list of what is worth seeing in Ronda. If you plan to come to this town for half a day or for a weekend, be sure to go down the galleries inside the Puente Nuevo bridge to the bottom of the gorge and take a picture with a bronze bull for memory.
Calle Carreteria, 44 http://juliacupcakesmalaga.blogspot.ru/
For delicious breakfast desserts and fragrant coffee in Malaga, head to Julia Bakery Malaga. The assortment contains everything that everyone has already fallen in love with: cupcakes, cakes, buns. The choice is so great that every day you can come here and try something new. Polite staff will be happy to tell you about any sweets and will be able to advise something special. A charge of good mood and pleasant memories from visiting Julia Bakery Malaga are guaranteed.
Calle Andres Perez, 6 https://www.facebook.com/restaelcalafate
For those who pay special attention to their diet or are a vegetarian, Vegetarian El Calafate is suitable. Proper adherence to cooking technology and fresh ingredients is the rule that the owners adhere to deliciously feed each visitor. After you try this or that dish, the process of recognizing the taste will follow, because it is not always clear to the end what the delicacy is made of.
Calle Moreno Monroy, 5 http://laburguesita-tapas-hamburguesas-malaga.u-city.org/
In a small inconspicuous side street there is an excellent institution where excellent burgers are prepared. Be sure that in any mood and time of the year it will be delicious and warm here. The staff will make sure everything is cooked as soon as possible. The establishment is open until late in the evening, so after long walks you can head to La Burguesita Malaga for a hearty snack. It will be more convenient to get to the cafe by rental car.
Plaza de la Merced No.18 http://www.laplazamalaga.com/
La Plaza is a popular place for locals and tourists located in the square. It is worth trying Moroccan lamb, gazpacho with strawberries, Moroccan tea. The owner of the institution always finds time to chat with visitors and personally learn the impression of the service and dishes. On a warm day, you can sit at a table on the terrace, and if the weather does not allow it, in a room with a stylish interior.
Calle Martínez Maldonado, 77 https://www.facebook.com/gastrobarterral
Looking for a place for a delicious lunch or dinner? Tapas y Pintxos Terral Gastrobar is perfect. The menu offers a wide range of dishes, so depending on your preferences you can try something from the Spanish cuisine or a delicacy from the chef. The cozy atmosphere, stylish interior and first-class service will make your meal unforgettable, and the institution your favorite.
Castillo de Gibralfaro, s / n
+34 952 22 19 02 http://www.parador.es/es/paradores/parador-de-malaga-gibralfaro double room - from € 115
If you plan to rent a car and are looking for a hotel with a beautiful view, opt for the Parador de Malaga Gibralfaro. The rooms are spacious and functional. From the windows you can see the port and the arena. Excellently trained staff will take care of every little thing so that you are satisfied with your stay at the hotel. Tourists are offered free parking, a swimming pool, room-service, and a conference room.
Calle Alamos, 27
+34 952 06 09 80 http://hoteldelpintor.com/ double room - from € 67
Hotel del Pintor is a reasonably priced hotel located in the Old Town. This is a great option if you want to stay in Malaga for a few days to explore the sights and try the local cuisine. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Nearby is the Cathedral, the main shopping street, many restaurants. Stylish interior and high quality service make a good impression.
Calle Molina Lario, 20
+34 952 06 20 02 http://www.hotelmolinalario.com/ double room - from € 110
The advantage of Hotel Molina Lario is its convenient location. Nearby are the main tourist sites, including the historical center, subtropical park. If you are lucky to get into the “corner” room, then the apartment will have 3 balconies overlooking different streets. The hotel has a rooftop pool and a cozy terrace where you can have a great time in the warmer months. In case of business negotiations, a functional conference room is equipped.
Ctra. Malaga-Colmenar, KM.17.8, A-7000
+34 951 90 09 39 http://hotelcortijolareina.com/ double room - from € 69
If you are looking for a hotel away from noisy streets and establishments, opt for the Hotel Cortijo de la Reina. This is a great option for rural living, where you can get the full enjoyment of the beauty of Spanish nature. Competent staff can make sure that every guest feels comfortable. To services of tourists the pool, restaurant, room-service is provided. Rental cars can be parked for free.
Calle Marques de Larios, 2
+34 952 22 22 00 https://room-matehotels.com/en/larios/ double room - from € 105
Room Mate Larios is suitable for those who count on good service and convenient location. The rooms are spacious and offer views of the main street. Nearby are many restaurants, shops. Thanks to good sound insulation, living on the main street will not turn into a disadvantage. Whatever you wish can be found in a hotel or in nearby establishments. For business meetings, the hotel has a conference room.
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