Are you going to escape to Malaga for a weekend and don’t know what to do? The capital of the Costa del Sol, where its sunny climate for 300 days a year, gastronomy, beaches, festivals and traditions make it the perfect choice for those who want to escape from routine for a weekend or a few days.
Visiting Malaga in 3 days is a very difficult task, but don’t worry, through this guide you will explore the most emblematic and magical places of the capital of the Costa del Sol. Grab sunscreen, sunglasses and camera and let’s get started!
We start the day with a good breakfast in the trendy restaurant of the capital, Cambara, located in the Port of Malaga (Muelle Uno), then we will visit the Pompidou Center the first museum in Paris based abroad. After a bit of sightseeing we will head to the oldest park in the city, the Alameda Park. Here we can rest on one of the benches while admiring the tropical fauna and beautiful fountains.
After relaxing we will head towards Alcazabilla Street where we will visit the Alcazaba, a fortification that is more than 800 years old and also served as a palace during the Al-Andalus period.
After soaking up the history of one of the oldest cities in Europe, we will have tapas in the most Malaga style at the Kraken Restaurant. When your stomach is full we recommend you to get lost in the alleys of the historic center until you reach the most famous and commercial street of the city, Calle Larios.
On the second day we will start by recharging our batteries at Taberna Andaluza Lolita. Then we will head to the most famous museum in the city; the Picasso Museum which has 3,500 works of the emblematic Malaga artist Pablo Picasso.
Continuing with Pablo Picasso, we can see his living image in the form of a statue in the Plaza de la Merced, where his birthplace is also located. Take advantage of your stop in this square to have a drink in one of the bars that make it up.
Then you can take a stroll along the promenade and stop at one of the nut stalls until you reach La Malagueta, where you can take a souvenir photo on its emblematic sign.
To end the day we return to the center of Malaga, to the Plaza Uncibay, specifically to the Amaretto bar, where you can enjoy a glass of wine while you discuss the anecdotes that have been happening during your visit to Malaga.
Finally we reached the last day. Today it’s time to recharge your batteries with breakfast at the prestigious Beluga Restaurant. Next, we will travel to Ciudad Jardín, specifically we will visit the La Concepción Historic Botanical Garden, which is an English-style natural passage with a history that began more than 150 years ago. Don’t forget your camera!
Then we will return to the center to visit the Cathedral of Malaga, or ”la manquilla” for the locals. The characteristic of this cathedral is that it has not yet been completed after more than 500 years, hence the name ”la manquilla”.
Finally, grab your camera and head to the Soho neighborhood, a neighborhood based on urban and contemporary art where you will have the opportunity to admire numerous pieces of art on the walls of buildings and streets.