Malaga in Andalucia, Southern Spain offers so much more than just the beach and bars of the Costa del Sol's typical image. There is more to explore in this cosmopolitan city, if you are going to find a hotel in Malaga. Its historic centre boasts an unfinished cathedral and pedestrianised shopping streets, as well as over thirty museums within easy reach from the best Malaga accommodations.
Discover the works of Picasso and admire the impressive ramparts of the 11th century Castillo de Gibralfaro. It is a real joy to spend a sunny day strolling through Malaga's narrow streets or eating freshly caught sardines in a beach side restaurant in the vicinity of the top places to stay in Malaga, Spain. Have a look at our pages at Hotelmix.co.uk to choose from the many superb Malaga hotels we are partnered with. By reading rated guest Malaga hotel reviews and viewing multiple photos of each accommodation, including sample rooms, you will be able to choose the perfect place to saty in Spain. Once you have decided where to stay in Malaga with Hotelmix.co.uk, you will have fun organizing the rest of your trip.
Explore Malaga: what to see, where to shop
Along with a handpicked selection of top Malaga accommodations, this city also provides a rich cultural life. The highlight of any cultural tour of Malaga must be the Museo Picasso with its enviable collection of over 200 of his works. As an added bonus, this modern museum was constructed over the archaeological remains of the city's Phoenician, Roman, Islamic and Renaissance heritage. You can walk through these different layers of the past on raised walkways. Malaga's Cathedral was started in the 16th century, but never quite finished. One of the two bell-towers is incomplete. As well as admiring the treasures inside, step out onto the roof to enjoy a different view of the city.
Malaga has some of the most impressive Alcazaba remains in Europe outside of Granada. You will find its entrance next to a small excavated Roman amphitheatre. Once inside you will be transported back in time, surrounded by tranquil gardens full of running water, bubbling fountains, jasmine and orange trees. Situated high above the Alcazaba are the remains of the town's ramparts and the Castillo de Gibralfaro. Not much is left of the castle but the views across the water are stunning.
Malaga is also about shopping and nightlife. Not far from the pedestrianised heart of the shopping area, Calle Marques de Larios, as well as from the affordable hotels in Malaga is the Mercado Atarazanas. This striking iron-clad building was constructed in the 19th century and incorporates an original Moorish gate. Head to this bustling food market from your Malaga accom to stock up on picnic items.
How to get on with the locals in Malaga
Malaga is home to some of the best tapas bars in Andalucia. At lunch time and in the evenings you will find them full of locals catching up with friends. Remember that the Spanish like to lunch and dine later than northern Europeans. In most places it is cheaper to eat and drink sitting at the bar rather than at a table. Malaga comfortably accepts holiday makers and cruise ship visitors into its midst. Wherever you go, whether shopping in the markets or on Larios, visiting museums or enjoying the many bars and restaurants, every time you leave you Malage hotel you will be rubbing shoulders with Malagueños. Malaga is an all-year-round city and if you are lucky enough to visit during Semana Santa (Easter week), or at Christmas you can join the locals in lively processions and celebrations. Every hotel page at Hotelmix.co.uk includes an accurate map which pinpoints the exact location of accommodations in Malaga. You will also effortlessly find useful travel information and distances from nearby points of interest. Booking with Hotelmix.co.uk you will exactly find the best place to stay in Malaga, Spain.