As you as you arrive at the Port of Málaga, you will come across Muelle Uno, a lively area with shops, restaurants and bars where you will be treated to some of the best views of the Cathedral, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro Castle.
It’s a pleasant walk from the port to the city centre, which involves going along Palmeral de las Sorpresas until you reach Calle Larios, one of the city's most iconic shopping streets. Here you will find plenty of shopping opportunities.
Another one of Málaga's main appeals is its food. The city is home to countless bars, restaurants and terraces for enjoying the Costa del Sol's most authentic flavours. Be sure to try its tapas and its pescaíto frito (fried fish).
Málaga, city of culture
Málaga is a city with a huge variety of museums. The Picasso Museum is a must-visit or those looking to discover the work of this genius. Nearby, you’ll be able to visit the house the painter was born in. Today, it has been turned into the Picasso's Birthplace Museum.
The Carmen Thyssen Museum houses a collection of works of Andalusian “costumbrismo”. In the area surrounding the museum, known as the “Entorno Thyssen”, you’ll find a number of charming shops for you to do some shopping.
If contemporary art is what you’re into, then Málaga has it in spades. One option is the Málaga Pompidou Centre, situated next to the Port of Málaga, and home to works by artists such as Picasso, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Dalí. The Málaga Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAC), located in district of Soho, is another possibility.
Málaga, gateway to Andalusia
Málaga also enjoys an ideal location and excellent links with the rest of Andalusia. Granada, home to the Alhambra, is just about an hour away, and you can also get to Córdoba or Seville in only two hours.