Malaga a charming town
The throbbing Andalusian port city of Malaga has 3,000 years of history to its name, and now plays a role as one of the key jumping off points on the Costa del Sol. See beyond the sun and sand, though, and you’ll discover a charming town with culture at every turn – and a festival for every occasion!
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Malaga is the perfect place to come to pay homage to Pablo Picasso. As the artist’s home city, the city boats a number of attractions in his honour, from his birthplace to the comprehensive and authoritative Picasso Museum.
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To consort with matadors celebrating their success at the nearby bullring, head for the traditional (but pricey) Antonio Martin for excellent local seafood.
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Every 5th January, the annual Parade of the Three Wise Men dominates the centre of town, complete with floats, performers, entertainers... and free sweets. The action begins at the port at 5pm.
To find the nearest beach, grab the 33 bus towards El Palo and get off when you reach La Malagueta. The best (and most private) beaches, however, are all further afield.
For on-the-spot haggling, take a walk just north of Alamada Principal, the main street, and you’ll find the local market, full of all sorts of essentials, odds, ends and curios.
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Spain.