Sitting on the south coast of Spain, compare holidays to Malaga and look forward to visiting a burgeoning destination. As part of the Costa del Sol, the city’s often overlooked in favour of beach resorts but holidays to Malaga from Manchester are packed with potential.
While the Costa del Sol has a reputation for high-rise hotels and modern tourism, holidays to Malaga will see you touch down in a historic and culturally rich Andalusian city that has undergone plenty of regeneration in recent years.
Malaga has a lovely historic centre which has been nicely restored. Pedestrianised streets are lined with both traditional and more contemporary bars and restaurants, while the Gothic cathedral is a major draw. The port area has also been rebuilt and has recovered from being a somewhat shabby part of town to a hub of tourism, thanks to the cruise ships that now dock there.
There’s also been an intensive effort to reinvent the city’s cultural draw and large amounts of money has been spent on improving the art scene. Museums such as the Centre Pompidou Málaga and the Picasso Museum have led to Malaga being likened to Madrid when it comes to culture.
In addition to the modern revamp there’s also plenty of older and more traditional attractions around Malaga, including Alcazaba which is an 11th century Moorish castle built on a hill in the middle of the city. The castle looks down over the Roman Theatre, where you can sit on the ancient stone steps as well as watch a short film and view some interesting artefacts.
La Malagueta is the closest beach to Malaga’s centre while the further east you head out of town, the quieter and prettier the sands become. If you’re out exploring the local area keep an eye out for some rock climbing if you’re feeling adventurous, and the El Chorro gorge is well worth the 50 minute drive.
Explore other parts of the Costa del Sol or stick to the city and sample the delicious Andalusian cuisine with holidays to Malaga from Manchester Airport.