Malaga is said to have more museums than any other city in Andalucia. And, ever since the opening of a major museum dedicated to Malaga-born Picasso, this lively port city has been enjoying something of a cultural renaissance.
Malaga beach & beach restaurant
The town beach is attractive, sandy and long, dotted with beach bars serving traditional 'espeto' sardines and local beers. Back in town, charming Moorish tearooms are perfect to avoid the midday heat alongside numerous tapas bars for whiling evenings. At the top of the hill overlooking it all sits the Moorish castle of Gibralfaro, known for being besieged for three long months by the Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella.
Don't miss a stroll through the historical centre with its grand cathedral and jumble of narrow streets and ochre buildings. Come evening, everything explodes into life for hours, with Malaga's bars staying open long into the night.