Malaga things to do

Malaga things to do a port city in southern Spain with direct flights from Sofia and is usually the starting point for a journey through the amazing Andalusia. It is also the administrative center of the province of the same name and an important tourist center. If you decide to spend a day or two in the city, see what it has to offer and what are the most interesting sights in Malaga:

1. Walk the streets in the historic center A big advantage of visiting Malaga is that most of the tourist attractions are concentrated in the area known as the historic center. Almost all the streets here are pedestrianized, so be prepared to walk around. Keep in mind that the squares and streets are full of people, and everywhere you will be tempted by all kinds of bars, restaurants, tapas bars and cafes. The food is incredibly delicious, not just here, but all over Andalucia. The downside is that the Spanish don't give a damn, so arm yourself with a lot of patience when ordering food. Things are definitely going "despacito" in southern Spain. But back to the sights.

2. The Alcazaba Palace-Fortress is perhaps the most popular tourist attraction in the city. Although slightly in the shadow of the Alhambra in Granada, the Alcazaba deserves our attention. Built as early as the 8th century, it is celebrated as the best-preserved Moorish fortress palace in Spain. It has an impressive network of defensive fortifications, a small archaeological museum and beautiful gardens and fountains. You can take an elevator to the highest part of the fortification from the back entrance (from the City Hall). Wonderful views of the city await you at the top. Bookmark and Share

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On leaving the Alcazaba, you will be greeted by another landmark of historical importance – the Roman Theater. It is believed to have been built during the time of Emperor Augustus as early as the 1st century BC. and was used until the 3rd century. It was subsequently turned into a source of building materials by the Arab conquerors.

4. Gibralfaro Castle Nearby, perched on top of the hill, is Gibralfaro Castle. Its name translates to "lighthouse on the rock" and it also offers magnificent panoramic views. It is a Moorish palace dating back to the 10th century. At one time it had important strategic importance. Today you can walk around the restored fortress walls and visit the military museum. It can be reached on foot along a steep path (Paseo de Don Juan Temboury) in about 20 minutes that starts near the Alcazaba entrance or by bus/taxi. If one palace is enough for you, I recommend that you at least go up to the view:

5. Gibralfaro View (Mirador de Gibralfaro) Mirador de Gibralfaro is a built-up panoramic platform from where you can enjoy the views of the city and the sea for free. I recommend going up for the sunset - it's magical, even though the place is popular and quite crowded.

6. Plaza de toros de La Malagueta - Of all places up high, the Bullring (bullfight) is sure to catch your eye. Built in 1874, the arena impresses with its size and architecture – today it holds up to 9,000 people. In 1981, it was declared part of the cultural wealth of Spain. Bullfighting season runs from April to September each year, with the main events around Easter and in August. Curious: It is interesting to mention that the popular belief that bulls are attracted to the color red is actually not true. Bulls do not distinguish between colors and what attracts them is the moving cape of the matador. In many establishments in Malaga and southern Spain, various dishes with bull meat are a specialty.

7. Malaga Cathedral. We return to the center to stop by one of the most important architectural structures in the city, the Malaga Cathedral. It was designed in the Renaissance style, with a beautiful baroque facade and frescoes. It was built between 1528 and 1782 on the site of an old mosque. Its construction lasted more than 200 years and was interrupted due to lack of funds.

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