Favourite Attractions in Malaga
With a brilliant setting in the hot and exotic southern Spain, Malaga came to be associated with the much craved for beaches and attractions on Costa del Sol – Spain’s widely popular beach destination. But there is much more about Malaga than its beaches and night clubs: with a longs and intricate history, the city has plenty to offer, both in terms of history and culture. Check out some of our favourite attractions in Malaga and plan your next trip to this amazing Spanish city:
Malaga was the city which inspired the great Spanish painter Pablo Picasso during his first years of life. Today tourists can visit a Picasso Museum in the artist’s hometown: called Museo Picasso Malaga, the institution is administered by the Picasso Foundation and is home to a couple of hundred art pieces created by Picasso.
Like most of the cities in the part of Spain, the Malaga hosts a picturesque mix of architectural styles and historic monuments, from Roman ruins to the impressive Alcazaba, a typical Moorish fortress. Smaller and less famous than the much-praised Alhambra, the Alcazaba of Malaga is still a remarkable piece of architecture: the thick walls and elegant columns and interior courtyards have been perfectly integrated into the geography of the place (a high hill). The lush vegetation around it and the beautiful gardens and fountains are the fortresses greatest attraction.
One less know attraction in Malaga is Museo Automovilistico, containing a unique collection of cars, motor parts and accessories form early 20th century till today. Those passionate about vintage cars shouldn’t miss this attraction, conveniently situated near the western beaches. If you are less informed about auto-mobiles and their history, the museum’s chronologically ordered exhibits will half you make an idea about the evolution of this amazing invention.
Like any Spanish city with a little bit of history behind it, Malaga has its own monumental cathedral. Situated in Plaza del Obispo, the cathedral and the adjacent museum are open all weekdays for public admission, till approximately 6 pm in the evening. Even though this is one of the most recent cathedrals – it was built sometime between the 16th and 18th centuries – it is still worthy of visiting due to its interesting blend of styles. Initially designed as a Gothic cathedral, La Manquita, as the locals call it, came to incorporate numerous elements of the renaissance architecture as well as numerous asymmetries and decors specific to the baroque.