Hidden Gems for Malaga

In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Málaga


On the Costa Del Sol, Málaga is a beautiful city filled with history, culture and great food. With over 300 sunny days a year, hot summers and the warmest winters in Europe, it’s a great holiday destination all year around.
In our travel guide you will find great things to do in Málaga.

1. Hidden Gem Málaga: Alcazaba Rooftop

End your day of exploring with a drink at Alcazaba. Located in Calle Alcazabilla, it offers impressive views of the magnificent Alcazaba, a palatial fortification, and the Roman Theatre. The terrace is located on two different levels with a bar on each, which makes it feel quite spacious. Enjoy some great cocktails in a vibrant and relaxed atmosphere while watching the sun set.

Alcazaba Rooftop

Alcazaba Rooftop / © Instagram: Alcazaba-Premium-Hostel

2. Hidden Gem Málaga: Mercado Atarazanas

The best part of staying in a vacation rental is that you have your own kitchen and can cook yourself a delicious lunch or dinner using local produce. You can find the best and freshest ingredients at a market. The Mercado de Atarazanas is one of the buildings which best represent the architecture of the nineteenth century in Málaga with its magnificent stained-glass window depicting historical highlights of the city. Choose from ham, sausages, cheese, fish and endless varieties of olives. The fruit and veg stalls are the most colourful, selling everything that’s in season. This is definitely the place to come if you want to prepare a mouthwatering, homemade Paella.

Mercado Atarazanas

Mercado Atarazanas / © Instagram: martafilipczyk

3. Hidden Gem Málaga: LOVA Café

This is our absolute favorite cafe in Málaga for every occasion – whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a quick stop for coffee and some cake. Here they use local and organic products for the dishes wherever possible. Also, vegetarians and vegans will enjoy the food here! On Sundays you can also book brunch for €15.90. In the evening the menu changes slightly, and you can enjoy some Japanese food. The stunning interior with fancy wallpaper, Bali style lamps and cozy chairs, makes you want to stay all day long.


LOVA / © Instagram: lova_malaga3

4. Hidden Gem Málaga: La Recova

For those of you who prefer more traditional food, you should try La Recova for breakfast or some tapas. Spots are usually quickly taken both outside and inside, so maybe try to avoid peak times. So what will be served here? A large thick slice of toasted bread with a variety of homemade spreads including two different mousses with meat, mousse with peppers and dried tomatoes, delicious jams, slices of tomatoes and some fruit. It actually is a real hidden gem as the restaurant is hidden at the back of an antique shop.

La Recova

La Recova / © Instagram: krst.na_

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