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A Weekend In Malaga

By Charlotte Phillips, 03 March 2017

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Malaga

Capital and true cultural heart of Andalucia, Malaga is the perfect destination for a short break in Southern Spain. With connections to airports across the UK, it couldn’t be easier to reach, and with only a short transfer to the city centre, you can be enjoying all of the delights of an authentic Spanish city in no time at all.

With 36 museums, including the Picasso Museum (Malaga is his birthplace after all), the Pompidou Centre (the first branch of this museum outside of Paris) and the Carmen Thyssen collection there is something for everyone to enjoy. And if museums aren’t what you’re looking for, the beautiful, pedestrianised city centre is a joy to stroll through – perhaps enjoying a selection of local tapas along the way. The Gothic cathedral, affectionately known as ‘the one armed lady’, is at the heart of the city centre, but there are plenty of other historic buildings to visit, and an expert local guide will help you make the most of your time exploring – don’t forget to ask the Kirker Concierge before you travel.

Of an evening, head to the lively port area with its wide choice of bars and restaurants, or take a stroll along the promenade from the city to the beach underneath the palm trees. A working town, you will find yourself amongst the local Malaguenos, more than happy to share their city with visitors. Stopping for a fish supper at one of the many small beachside restaurants that can be found serving local specialities such as grilled anchovies, you can immerse yourself in Spanish life.

As well as plenty of things to do, Malaga also offers hotels to suit every taste. Our two favourites are the Molina Lario (4*), a contemporary property with a small rooftop plunge pool, centrally located by the Cathedral; and the newly re-opened, Gran Miramar (5* deluxe), down near the beach. This is a luxurious oasis just a short walk from the historical old town. The Parador Gibralfaro perched above the city provides panoramic views of the landscape and is not only a wonderful example of Spain’s historic Parador hotels, but is also popular with locals and visitors alike who come for an afternoon drink or dinner with a view.

Whilst Malaga makes a wonderful short break destination, it can also be combined with other Andalucian cities for a longer tailor-made holiday. High-speed rail links connect Malaga to other key destinations such as Cordoba and Seville, or you can easily drive to Granada, and some relaxing countryside properties.
Malaga is an unexpected treasure in one of our favourite parts of Spain, and I cannot wait for another opportunity to visit. Please do telephone us to put together your own tailor made itinerary, or a refreshing short break.

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