Popular Accommodations in Malaga
Highlights in Malaga
- Explore Malaga by boat
- Discovery tour in the nature park El Torcal
- Moorish Alcazaba
- Visit to the bullring
Most popular in Malaga
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Vacation rentals in Malaga
The name Malaga already awakens the inner eye of many holidaymakers to stroll with a cool ice through picturesque alleys and to let their soul dangle under the Andalusian sun. And since Malaga is just the right place for this, you will be spoilt for choice when looking for a beautifully furnished holiday home. The Mediterranean city centre near the Plaza de Uncibay as well as the Plazuela Virgen de las Penasl from where it is only a few minutes walk to the harbour as well as to the numerous museums is especially big. Very popular are also vacation rentals and apartments with pool in the district Playa de la Malagueta, as numerous accommodations have a breathtaking sea view. If you like it a little quieter, you can look around for a vacation rental on the northern outskirts of the city, where you can relax near the Botanical Garden and the Embalse del Limonero lake, far away from the tourist hustle and bustle.
Holidays in Malaga
Travelers and Activities
As the cultural centre of Andalusia, Malaga has a lot to offer families. The showpiece is undoubtedly the endless sandy beaches, which stretch from north to south over several kilometres. Besides the flagship Playa La Malagueta and the "pearl" Playa La Caleta, the city also offers some smaller bathing bays like Playa Banos del Carmen and Playa Penon del Cuervo, which are especially suitable for romantic hours for two. For those who want to move a little after relaxing on the beach, a guided bicycle tour into the surrounding area or a side trip to the interactive museum "Museo Interactivo de la Música de Malaga" is recommended. Speaking of museums. While the young visitors can no longer escape their amazement by visiting the Fliegereimuseum and the Automobile Museum, art lovers can look forward to a detour to the Museo Picasso and the Museum of Contemporary Art. A further highlight is the visit to the bullring, which is only a few minutes away from your holiday apartment in the centre and which is still used regularly today. The cultural trip is rounded off by an exciting sightseeing tour through the Moorish fortress Alcazaba and the Castillo de Gibralfaro.
Things to know
Due to its proximity to the African continent, average maximum temperatures in Malaga do not drop below 16 degrees even in the deepest winter, making the Andalusian capital a worthwhile destination for winter refugees from cold northern Europe. But those who want to spend a bathing holiday there should better target the time between the end of May and the middle of October, when water temperatures of up to 24 degrees Celsius as well as up to 11 hours of sunshine per day attract.
Did you know that Málaga was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century B.C. and was initially called 'Malaka'?
Top 5 travel tips
1st Summer Festival: If you are in Málaga in August, don't miss the city's summer festivals on two weekends in August! The character of the city could not be better received than during such a festival!
2nd Alcazaba: A highlight in Málaga is the former Phoenician palace complex from the 11th century Alcazaba. Visit the beautiful park, the local Roman theatre and let yourself be fascinated by the impressive masonry. Also the lovingly designed garden and the paintings are worth a visit.
3rd Gibralfaro Castle: The most visited building in Málaga is the 14th century Gibralfaro Castle. It served to protect the Alcazaba and to shelter the troops. During a walk on the fortified wall you will get a unique view of Málaga.
4. enjoy Andalusian cuisine: In Malaga's old town, look out for the small restaurants where the locals also stay and immerse yourself in the culinary world of Andalusia. You should definitely try the cold garlic soup with almonds and raisins (ajoblanco), the grilled sick (pulpo) and the Spanish potato salad (ensaladilla rusa).
Get to know Malaga from its beautiful side: Go aboard one of the numerous excursion ships in the harbour and take part in a sightseeing tour, during which you will not only be able to admire the greatest sights from the sea side, but you will also be told one or two exciting stories about Malaga's past.