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- MalagaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily TravelersFoodies
If you are on a short trip to Malaga, there are some beautiful places to visit such as:
La Alcazaba- military fortress built by the Moors in the 11th century on the remains of a Roman fortress. The fortress lies on a hilltop with a good view over the town and sea and originally consisted of 3 protecting walls (only 2 still remain), more than 100 towers and an upper section with a residential area, including 3 palaces.
Gibralfaro- Castle is situated just next to La Alcazaba which it is connected to by ducts from two of its towers. The place where the Gibralfaro lies is thought to have originally hosted a lighthouse built by the Phoenicians. On the remains of this lighthouse a fortress was built by Abderramán III and was later reconstructed as a castle by Yasuf I in the 14th century.
Picasso Home – Museum (Fundacion Picasso)
The early years of the life of Pablo Ruiz Picasso are closely linked to the city of Malaga, where he was born in 1881. Family tradition also played a large part in shaping his essentially malagueño character. His life and works would later see him become Malaga’s most famous native.
The construction of the Cathedral in Malaga began in 1528 after capturing Malaga from the Moors. It was built on the top of a former Mosque, which was destroyed when the Moors lost the town. Construction was not finished until 1782, and as a result shows many different architectural styles such as a Gothic foundation, Renaissance facades and Baroque towers.
The bullfighting ring in Malaga dates back to 1874 and has a total capacity of about 14,000 people.
Roman Theater- located just below La Alcazaba. It was not discovered until 1951 in spite of its size, with a radius of 31 meters and height of 19 meters. Studies have shown that it hasn’t been used since the 3rd century and that the Moors used elements from the Theater in the construction of La Alcazaba.Recommended for:
- MalagaAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6
Located on the Costa del Sol, Malaga is encompassed with so much history dating back to the Roman Empire, Moorish rule, and Catholic rule. The city's skyline is one of the best in Spain. Visitors can witness this from Castillo de Gibralfaro where awesome breathtaking panoramic views of the buildings, mountains, and beaches await for viewing.
- MalagaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
In my opinion, Malaga is one of the most beautiful Spanish cities. Malaga is neither to big, nor to small. The people are very friendly. Very nice weather and affordable. Food is almost always served in big plates and it tastes really good. You have to see and live Malaga.
the transfer on arrival through airport and again coming back is off-putting due to the size of airport and time scale for departure gates especially if am flights resorts are clean but havent been there in a while as the airport puts me off booking
One of the only places I have been where at 13;00 walking along the east promenade you get to watch the local old girls (late fifty's) servicing the even old boys naked 100 metres away on the rough beach , and these old boys were waiting their turn , at least it was sunny on this boxing day 2010, these gypsy girls get up to allsorts!
- MalagaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
Even though it's touristy and you might consider bypassing this port town with relaxing beaches, you'll be sad if you miss spending at least a day here. It's the birthplace of Picasso, there's miles of sunny beaches, the city is actually beautiful (especially the eastern zone) and the nightlife gets rowdy for a beach town. Also because this area is well travelled you can rent a beach house or apartment with relative ease. Malaga sits on the southern coast of Spain and for the budget travelers, it's a 6 hour bus ride from Madrid (roundtrip 40 euros). Check the ALSA website here: http://www.alsa.es/en
- MalagaFirst to Review
I am kind of biased on this recommendation but it comes from a good place. Málaga is my most favorite city in the world bar none. It is on the South Coast of Spain and it is the perfect combination of European and North African. The people are warm and friendly and the food is amazing.
You also should definitely hit my second favorite city Barcelona it is very cosmopolitan and has a thriving art scene and night life. Stay near the Rambla while you're there.
Outside of those two I would suggest Seville and Granada.
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