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Malaga – the Spanish city that’s attracting worldwide interest

15 01 18

Spain’s increasingly popular Costa del Sol area is home to some of the world’s most amazing and delightful hidden gems, one of which is the richly diverse city of Malaga. Apart from the fact that this southern coastal region is known for its warm weather and over 300 days of sunshine, there is also something for everyone in Malaga. If you fancy culture or history and like the idea of roaming the streets of the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, then this is one city that will never disappoint. With clear Roman and Arab influences, Malaga is not only known for its beautiful beaches but its fine architecture as well. It’s no wonder so many holidaymakers choose to invest in these parts and make Malaga their permanent home!

For those of you who are looking to invest in Malaga property, it’s always a good idea to visit the area before choosing your dream home. Take the time to really dive into the local culture and interact as much as possible with the locals in order to gain a true understanding of the way of life in these fine parts. It’s worthwhile taking the time to write your own To Do list for sightseeing and any other experiences you wish to enjoy while visiting.

THINGS TO SEE IN MALAGA:

Since this is the birthplace of one of the most influential artists of all time, it’s easy to understand why many of the local sights are in some way related to Picasso, his life, and works. A good place to start your journey is at 15 Plaza de la Merced. He was born in a small house on the corner, back in 1881 and you will find a lovely museum filled with plenty of fascinating items that once belonged to the man himself. Such items include his Christening robes and a thoroughly documented history of his early years growing up and enjoying a rather simple life.

Not too far from the Museo Casa Natal (Picasso’s childhood home), you will find the Museo Picasso. This 16th-century Andalusian mansion is home to a modern space where 200 pieces of art are on display for visitors to behold. These sculptures and paintings were donated by the family and include works such as figures wearing 17th-century clothing, Fruit Bowl, and the ever intriguing Bull’s Head which is made from bike handlebars and a bike seat.

THINGS TO DO IN MALAGA:

For those who enjoy the outdoors, a hike to the Alcazaba is a great way to stretch your legs and take in some of the most amazing views. This fortress is located on Mount Gibraltar, built in the 11th century by the Arabs that once occupied these parts. Originally, the palace consisted of several courtyards along with an impressive 110 towers.

Begin your hike from the Roman amphitheatre, which was built in 1BC and unexpectedly rediscovered in 1951. Follow the winding trail while enjoying the sweet scent of jasmine and lovely shady palms that line the way.

As if the journey itself isn’t amazing enough, your true reward awaits you when you reach the top, the superb sea and city vistas and the rich history of this popular local attraction.

For those who prefer an easier walk, you can enjoy a more relaxing stroll along the coast to El Palo. Enjoy views of the ocean and feel free to stop off at one of the many bars, cafes, or restaurants along the promenade. There really is nothing better than enjoying a meal or beverage while absorbing the view and fresh air.

If you plan your walk for a Sunday, you will notice that the air is filled with the smoky scent of sizzling sardines. Not only are they freshly-caught, but you can’t help but notice how they are cooked over hot coals on old fishing boats that have been converted into barbeques!

Finally, don’t forget to give those taste buds a treat and tuck into several scrumptious local delicacies. Tapas are a popular snack to enjoy with a glass of Rioja Tempranillo. Other dishes worth tucking into include ratatouille, king prawns, and Ensalada Malagueña is perfect for those with a more adventurous pallet.

At Sunshine Golf Properties, we specialise in helping you find your perfect Costa del Sol home! Not only are we familiar with the local amenities, but also other benefits and attractions in areas such as Malaga. Contact us today at +34 685 805 992 for details of our current listings.

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