You have now arrived to Malaga, it is an experience you are going to enjoy. There is lots of things for you to see and do
by María Isabel Iribarren Martin.
We will start with the city, Malaga has an important port, for both ferries and cruise ships, you can take a ferry to the Spanish city of Melilla, in the North of Africa from the main port. Walking along the port side you will come to ”Muelle Uno” (Dock One), this is an area at the sea front full of restaurants, bars and shops, also has the Pompidu museum, worth a look for art lovers.
In the center of the city you can visit the beautiful, centuries old cathedral, the Alcazaba and Gibralfaro castle, above the town, fantastic views of the city and port. You may also want to stop for a coffee or a drink at the Parador Hotel in the hill.
Where to eat in Málaga?
Malaga has several museums, art galeries and it is great for shopping, and off course the gastronomy is fantastic. You may want to visit restaurants like el Pimpi, lo Gueno, Mesón Astur, Restaurante Mesón Mariano, El Trillo or Chinitas.
The food market in the center of Malaga called Mercado de Atarazanas is an experience, with lots of fresh produce, fish, meat, vegetables and fruit and several bars to stop for a tapa and a drink
The surrounding towns in the province are well worth a visit, we can start with Torremolinos, with its beautiful long beaches, Playamar, Los Alamos and especially Carihuela beach, once a fishing village, it is full of fresh fish restaurants, bars and shops and sun loungers in the beach. There is good shopping in the center of the town and large supermarkets.the botanic gardens of “Molino del Inca”, an old mill is another place you may like to explore.
We move along the N340 road to Benalmadena. This municipality is divided in three separate areas, Benalmadena Costa with lovely beaches, a sport marina, where you can take a boat tryp to Fuengirola, with lots of bars and restaurants, also a Sea Life Center, lovely for children.
This is also a place for the night life. Arroyo de la Miel is a pleasant village where you can take a cable car to the Carramolo hill, where apart from the wonderful views you can also see a wild bird show
Benalmadena Pueblo is an unspoiled white small village with good restaurants and views, close by there is a Mariposarium and a beautiful Budish Padoga.
Mijas is next, very picturesque and turistic mountain village. Hope you enjoy the experiencies around thr Road Trip of Andalusia in your step of Malaga.