Is it possible to see Malaga in a few hours and still falling in love with it? It is! We give you some recommendations
While travelling on a cruise ship we enjoy the comfort of staying in a hotel and at the same time waking up in a different city every day. Although the time we have is limited, we can enjoy the cities for a few hours to stroll around and get back on time to set off to a new destination. Sometimes, like on this occasion, we have the opportunity to book excursions. But certain cities deserve to be experienced on your own. They offer different options to discover them, not being necessary to spend money. One of these cities is Málaga. Here we offer you some possibilities so you don’t have to miss nothing!
Sun and Beach
Once we get of the ship, if the weather is nice (like it almost always is), you can find directly next to the harbour one of the most emblematic beaches of the city: La Malagueta. But if you are in the mood to discover something more, there are two other options.
- The beaches of Huelin. There you will enjoy the precious sight of the old chimneys which remind us of the industrial history of the city. To get there you can get a taxi or go to the Alameda Principal and take bus number 16 (here you are its time table)
- The beaches of El Palo, one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Málaga. You can have a first stop at Los Baños del Carmen, a small former spa where you can have an aperitive. A little further you can enjoy tens of nice little beaches in the form of small bays. There is a promenade full of bars, restaurants and beach bars where you can eat the best fish. To get there you can use public transport like a taxi or take bus number 11 on the Alameda Principal.
Another option in Málaga is to enjoy one of the biggest cultural offers in Spain with a variety of the most important museums. We can point out Centre Pompidou, which we will find in the harbour, crowned with a beautiful cube of coloured glass. It is the first Centre Pompidou outside of France, with brilliant works from Marc Chagall, Frida Kahlo and many others. The entrance fee is between 4 and 9 euros.
We can also visit the Museo Carmen Thyssen Málaga, a beautiful museum located in an old palace in the city centre. Great pictorial works and a situation that permits us to move around easily. The entrance fee is between 2 and 12 euros.
In the famous Picasso Museum, located in one of the streets next to the marvellous Cathedral, we have the opportunity to see the works of this genius, as well as some temporary exhibitions. The entrance is about 7 euros.
As we are in one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Andalusia, we may not ignore its gastronomical variety. Out of this enormous offer we would like to recommend bodega El Pimpi; one of the most traditional places in town. On a unique location we can find this famous bodega with a great variety of wines.
And if you are one of those who like to know everything about habits, history, legends and a lot more, we offer you a Free Walking Tour every day starting at the Plaza de la Constitución at 11.00. And the best thing is that you decide the price! Our oficial guides will show you the most emblematic monuments, the historical sites and the curiosities of our city.
We will be delighted to help you!