Malaga, probably one of the most underrated cities out of the big four in Andalucía, if you are not sure about the other three, they are Granada, Seville and Cordoba.
Malaga is served by the international airport named after one of its most famous sons, Pablo Ruiz Picasso (airport code AGP).
The city benefits from numerous museums, monuments, churches and a fabulous atmosphere which can be enjoyed all-year round, especially during the Malaga Feria which due to its size is held just outside the city. The feria is usually in August and normally runs for 10 days and 10 nights, when they say nights, they should really include morning too! The Spanish really do know how to party, of that, there really is no shadow of doubt.
One of the reasons that these fiestas are so successful and popular is due to the fact they are family orientated and it is a great opportunity for the family to go out and have fun together as there is something for everybody. The ten days the feria is on for are usually packed with fun and entertainment.
Moving away from the feria and party aspect, there is another occasion which is very important in Malaga’s calendar, this is Easter, the processions are truly magnificent to watch, if you have not been to one then it is well worth doing so.
For tourists, Malaga offers a wide choice of places to visit such as the Pablo Picasso Museum, the 16th century cathedral known locally as La Manquita, the old Jewish quarters as well as the Alcazaba (this name derives from the Arabic word Kasbah which means citadel).
For those interested in shopping, there are a wide selection of shops and shopping centres such as El Corte Ingles which can be found at the entrance of the city.
Calle Larios is one Malaga’s most famous streets, it is located in the centre of the city and it is here where you will find a wide range of upmarket shops, café bars and restaurants. It is an ideal location where you can watch the world go by after having done a spot of shopping.
There are numerous companies who specialise in guided tours around the city, it is well worth looking into using one of them so you can get a feel of the incredible history this remarkable city has.
From Malaga, you can catch the train from the main train station to most destinations in Spain, you can even have a day out in Madrid if you so wish, the Ave will whizz you there at speeds of over 300kph, don’t worry if you are of a nervous disposition, you don’t notice it!