Malaga is a place suitable not only for summer beach holidays. Thanks to the rich history in Malaga, it is possible to see many interesting architectural, historical and natural attractions that attract many tourists at any time of the year. And due to the fact that all the main and most interesting sights are located very compactly, in the very center of the city, you can get acquainted with the history and architecture of Malaga in one day.
What is so remarkable about Malaga? What to do in the city, where to go and what to see?
Cathedral of Malaga
Or simply La Catedral (Catedral de Málaga) is the most famous, monumental, beautiful and memorable sights of Malaga. Malaga Cathedral is considered the pearl of the Renaissance in Andalusia. The majestic building of the Cathedral stands out against other, small and less sophisticated buildings of the historic centre and the Cathedral tower visible from many points in old Malaga.
By the way! The Cathedral has only one tower, according to some on the construction of the second tower did not have enough money. Due to the lack of one tower to the people of Malaga Cathedral, nicknamed "La Manquita", which means "The One-Armed Lady". Inside is the Cathedral Museum.
The Alcazaba and Gibralfaro
Both locks have a convenient location, they are close to each other. Of the two fortresses of Malaga, the Alcazaba is the best preserved, so it is probably more interesting to visit, while the Gibralfaro less fortunate, she was, for the most part, only fortified defensive walls, gates and towers. However, the view of Malaga, opening from the walls of the Gibralfaro, just gorgeous.
The Alcazaba is an incredibly impressive eponymous castle, built in the 11th century, was once the Palace-fortress of the Muslim rulers of the city. The fortress Gibralfaro same applies to the construction of the 14th century. Read more about the Alcazaba fortress and Gibralfaro castle...
Located at the foot of the hill of Gibralfaro, near the Alcazaba, the Roman theatre (Teatro Romano de Málaga) Dating to the 1st century BC at the time Malaga was part of one of the Roman provinces. For its intended purpose theatre used until the 3rd century BC Later, when Malaga was conquered by the Muslims, the theater has lost its basic functions and turned into a quarry. It was then that the theater began to undergo a Grand devastation, many parts of the theater went to the construction of the neighboring castle - Alcazaba.
However, despite the lengthy breakup of the theater, the ancient attraction was pretty well preserved. Parts of the spectator seats and the round platform where the performances took place have survived to the present day.
The main square in the historic centre of Malaga is Constitution square (Plaza de la Constitución). This is perhaps the largest and most visited square in the historic centre of the city. Plaza de La constitución, from the founding of Malaga acts as the heart of the old quarter.
Square spend holidays and various urban activities, and on the eve of Christmas and New year, set the main city tree.
Decoration of the square stands a marble fountain of Genoa (Fuente de Génova), Dating back to the 16th century - a vivid example of the Renaissance style.
Street Marques de Larios
From the Constitution square, originates the most popular and elite street in the old part of Malaga Marques de Larios (Calle Marqués de Larios). This street is not long, there are many shops and boutiques on it, street performers perform, entertaining local residents and visitors. On the eve of the main winter holidays, the street is decorated with a beautiful ensemble of light compositions. Read more about málaga's old town...
Bishop's Palace (Palacio Episcopal) is currently the object of cultural heritage of Spain. The building of the Palace was built in 1762 and is now considered one of the best examples of civil architecture of Malaga. Special attention is paid to the design of the main entrance on the main facade, designed in the Baroque style and in the shape of balconies and the altar, and decorated with pink columns. Currently the building houses the Diocesan Museum of sacred art.
Church Of The Sacred Heart
On one of the tiny squares of the historical center of Malaga, you can see a beautiful monument of neo-Gothic art in Malaga - the Church of the Sacred Heart (Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesus), dating back to 1920.
The Merced square (Plaza de la Merced) is one of the most important squares in the city and is also known as the birth place of Picasso. In the centre of the square is the monument to General Torrijos, a large obelisk that characterize this place.
Near the square is the House-Museum of Picasso and the old scene in the capital of the Costa del Sol, the venue of the Málaga film festival, the Cervantes theatre (Teatro Cervantes).
Plaza de Toros "La Malagueta"
Bullring in Malaga is called Plaza de Toros "La Malagueta" (Plaza de toros de La Malagueta) is one of the most popular places in the city. Currently, a round arena is more than just a battle of the bulls, it is also one of the symbols of Malaga. If you are not a fan of fighting people with animals, then you can just visit the bullfighting museum, where you will get acquainted with the history of bullfighting in Malaga.
City Hall and gardens Luis Alonso
City Hall of Malaga (Casa consistorial de Mаlaga) or just the town Hall of Malaga is one of the main and most beautiful buildings of málaga, considered to be an achievement of the Spanish architects of the 20th century and represents an unusual combination of styles of art Nouveau and neo-Baroque. Currently the town Hall is the city Hall.
Near the building of the town Hall lies the beautiful gardens of Pedro Luis Alonso, also known as the gardens of the town Hall (ardines de Pedro Luis Alonso) with an abundance of citrus trees, ornamental shrubs and promenades.
Annually exhibited in the town Hall, giant Christmas composition - Belen, and the building of the town Hall, together with Luis Alonso gardens have become a great Duo and have been listed as historical monuments. Read more about City Hall and gardens Luis Alonso in málaga...
The Malaga Park (Parque Malaga) - Central in Malaga and one of the largest urban parks in Europe, founded in 1896. This Park is a favorite destination of locals and visitors for walks and relaxation, as well as one of the ten most spectacular sights of Malaga.
The Park covers an area of over 30,000 square meters on which are located the three walking paths along the perimeter of the Park, fountains and sculptures, children's play areas and places for rest, curved alleys and small flower beds. All this creates a truly unique picture. Read more about the Park of Malaga...
Maritime square and Plaza General Torrijos
The above Malaga Park is not only a convenient location (located in the heart of the city), he also runs from one of the great Central squares of the city of the Sea square (Plaza de la Marina) to the other square General Torrijos where there is another landmark of Malaga is the three graces fountain (Fuente de las Tres Gracias).
A large cruise port
Malaga port (Puerto Malaga) - international sea port, host coastal passenger and cargo transportation. It is the oldest continuously working port in Spain and one of the oldest in the Mediterranean Sea where the largest cruise liners can enter world. Read more about Malaga port...
In addition to the direct purpose of the port, a lot of interesting places are concentrated within it:
1. Along the port is the promenade - Avenue of the Muelle UNO (Paseo del Muelle Uno) is one of the favorite places for visitors to the city for an evening stroll.
Currently part of the Boulevard is a shopping and entertainment zone, along which there are: cafés and restaurants, shops and a shopping centre. And the second is a picturesque promenade with palm grove of surprises (Palmeral De Las Sorpresas), where you can see a series of interesting sculptures, shaded areas with Seating, a small fountain and children's play areas.
2. Maritime Museum of Alborania (Classroom of the Sea Museum Alborania) and a branch of the Parisian art-Pompidou centre - Pompidou Centre in Malaga (Malaga Pompidou Centre), which is on display to visitors as a constant, consisting of several dozen works from the stunning collection of Paris's Pompidou Center, and temporary exhibitions where you can see works of contemporary artists.
3. One of the symbols of the city - towering over the pier lighthouse flora (La Farola De Malaga), Dating from 1817.
4. Ferris wheel (Noria Mirador Princess), one of the largest in Europe.
Botanical garden of Malaga
Botanical garden of Malaga (Jardín Botánico La Concepción), there are already more than 150 years. Currently, the garden of La Concepcion is considered parkland. Garden this small, but diverse and is especially beautiful during the seasons of flowering. In the garden are many varieties of palm trees and aquatic plants that some species of coniferous trees, and Fig trees, cacti, orchids and Magnolia trees, vineyards and olive trees.
Botanical garden is located not in the center of the city, and more than five kilometers away from itself, so to visit it is better to allocate a separate time.
The fishing quarter
In Malaga there is one interesting place! A place where you can enjoy plenty of fresh seafood and Mediterranean fish. It is difficult, of course, to call this place a full-fledged attraction, but by the number of people, for sure, the "fish part" of Malaga can already easily be put in the ranks of the most visited places in the city!
The fishing quarter of Malaga is located in the area of three beaches: playa de Pedregalejo, playa del Palo and playa del El Dedo. El Palo Beach is originally the best urban fishing area and, accordingly, two nearby beaches are also not far behind. Not only guests of the city come here and come, but local people with their whole families for lunch or dinner. And it's true, there is no more colorful fish place in the whole of Malaga, where you can relax with a glass of cold beer and a plate of fresh seafood.
In addition to delicious fish and seafood this area of Malaga, in our opinion, is the most colorful. Beautiful strip of beach and low buildings in typical Andalusian style, painted in bright colors. Read more about fishing Paradise in Malaga...
The Malagueta Beach
Like the "Fish Paradise", the beach of Malagueta is hardly a tourist attraction, but, nevertheless, La Malagueta is the most visited, photographed and favorite beach of the guests of the city. After all, this beach is probably the most recognizable inscription of Malaga - "Malagueta". To take a photo against the background of the inscription, sometimes you have to stand in line, and not only in the summer season)). Read more about all the beaches of Malaga...