A veritable jewel on the Spanish Mediterranean, Malaga offers the perfect opportunity to indulge in a care-free holiday in the Costa del Sol. With ample opportunity to while away the hours lazing on a bronze beach, the surf lapping at your legs, Malaga also delights with its many cultural events and venues, not to mention the delicacies of Spanish cuisine. With a holiday in Malaga, visitors are sure to tick all the boxes on a relaxing getaway.
After a flight to Malaga, visitors can easily find themselves lost for hours just relaxing on the beach at one of the region's many resorts - but a diverse array of cultural opportunities awaits when entering the city centre. Take a walk up Gibralfaro Hill for an awe-inspiring view that stretches to Africa on the horizon across the Mediterranean, or wander around the enchanting Old Town to visit Alcazaba citadel and learn more about the region's unique Moorish heritage. Amongst Malaga's hub of culture and its social centre, the Old Town also hosts the Picasso Museum amongst its winding streets and alleyways, where works of the venerated master of all styles are housed in a 15th-century Andalusian mansion.
The town centre of Malaga hosts a number of specialty restaurants and bars, meaning you can take time out of a day of sightseeing to relax and refresh in comfortable surroundings. After a tapas lunch - and perhaps a cerveza or two - explore the central Plaza Constitución or find your way to the Baroque Renaissance Cathedral, both centres of architectural wonder in the Spanish city. For those looking for bargains as hot as the Spanish sun, you'll find Malaga's main shopping district - the Calle Larios - just south of the plaza, where marble-paved streets lead to the best deals in Malaga. From there, it's only a short walk to the sea and Malaga's still-functioning port facilities, where you can watch the ships come in or engage in some water sports.
Over the centuries, many cultures have influenced the cuisine in Malaga - as a result, you'll find a unique dining experience awaiting you in the Spanish city. The foremost contributor to Malaga cuisine is the sea, as the town's specialities predominantly include seafood of all sorts. From whiting and red mullet fish to charcoal-grilled sardines and freshly-caught lobster, seafood fans will delight when visiting restaurants in Malaga. The region of Malaga is also renowned for its wines, including sweet, barrel-served varieties that complement the local food exquisitely, and holidaymakers can visit vineyards in Malaga.
• Take a hike up Gibralfaro Hill to view Malaga, the Mediterranean and across the continent
• The Picasso Museum is the perfect haven for art lovers on holiday in Malaga
• Calle Larios will be the must-see destination for travelling bargain-hunters
• Follow the sea to Malaga Port to dine on the finest seafood in the region
• Discover Malaga's history and heritage on a visit to the daunting Alcazaba citadel