Malaga – So you think its just an Airport!!

Well that’s OK … because so did I!  And what’s more,  I did’t even realise Malaga was actually on the coast.   For some reason or other I’d an image of visitors having a bit of a journey from the airport to the sea.  I’d often heard,  and read,  that it was a great city in itself and well worth a visit – but I didn’t really believe it.  Circumstances recently brought us there for a family celebration and we were all so impressed!  The place is beautiful and a great location for a mini break.

 

This is what you can expect…..

 

1. Grand Squares

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2. Balconies

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3. Spires….

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4….and Bells

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5. Majestic Buildings

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6. Jamon

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7. Palm Trees…

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8….and Orange Trees

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9. Roman Ruins

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10. Lots of Colour

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11. Galleries….

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12…..and Museums

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13. Wide Shopping Streets…

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14….and Narrow Alleys….

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15….and Courtyards

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16. All year round weather for two-wheelers!

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17. Great Sunsets

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18. The most famous Tapas Bar in town….

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19….or something a little quieter

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20. Bull Fighting ( if that’s your thing)

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21. Long Beaches

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22. A redeveloped Marina20191013_173915

 

23. Outdoor Markets…

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24…and Indoor Markets

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25. Walls….

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26…and Brickwork

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27. Bike Tours

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28. Big Stores….

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29….and Small Stores

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30. Street Art….

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31….and Street Art!

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32. Cafes and Bars on every corner

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33. Tapas….

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34….or something a bit more substantial….

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35….or straight to Dessert

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36. Wine

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37. Beer

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38. Roof Bars with Night Views

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39. Chain Hotels….

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40…or Small Hotels….

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41….or great Airbnbs

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42. Architecture from the past….

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43. …and something from the present

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44. The smallest Irish Bar in the world!

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45. Fountains

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46. Cruise Ships

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47. City Views….

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48….and Sea Views

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49. Manicured  Roundabouts

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50. Parks

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51. Walkways

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52. A glass – or 5 – of Moscatel in the oldest bar in town

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53. Colourful plants – even in October

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54. Beautiful Churches

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55.  And last but not least – Pablo Picasso

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Small Stuff

 

Getting There:

While there are bargains to be found on occasion,  Malaga is not the cheapest place on the planet to get to  – this is a year round airport hub for sun and golfing breaks on the Costa.

Access to the city centre is very easy  – there are bus and train options as well as taxi.  We got a bus from outside the terminal which brought us to the old town for €3 each.

 

Accommodation:

Don’t arrive on a Friday night and expect to just walk into a hotel – as I remarked above  re flights,  this is a year round venue and weekends are very popular.

A few mentions ….

We booked an Airbnb through iloftmalaga  It cost about €165 per night – which wasn’t cheap – but had 2 double rooms as well as a sofa bed so could sleep 6.  The location was fantastic- just off the shopping street and very close to the Cathedral.

I spent 3 nights in Hotel Venecia – also very close to the old town.   The midweek rate varied -averaging about €100 per night.  I didn’t have breakfast there but there are lots of cafes close by with breakfast deals from about €3 upwards.

 

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7 thoughts on “Malaga – So you think its just an Airport!!

  1. Glad you liked Malaga, it’s one of my favourite cities. I would also recommend the Parador if you feel like pushing the boat out one night as its position is spectacular. I wrote about Malaga’s Semana Santa at https://travels-with-my-camera.blog/2018/03/01/holy-week-in-malaga/ and I keep meaning to do an article on the Museums but will do so – one of these days. Meantime, the beach is magnificent and the restaurants that lie along it serve some great seafood.

    1. A pal of mine actually mentioned the Parador when I told her I was booking for Malaga…… maybe next time! We had a lot of great food – and reasonably priced. Never made it as far as the beach seafood restaurants … another reason to go back!

  2. You had me at grand squares and balconies! Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Malaga from family and friends who had a chance to visit. You know, what’s not to like about great, sunny weather and beautiful coastal views you can enjoy while sipping away on cheap Spanish wines, yet nevar had a chance to explore that part of the Spain yet, maybe one day 😀 thanks for sharing and have a good day 😀 Aiva

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