There are dozens of reasons for visiting Malaga if you find yourself in Spain, but perhaps some of the more apparent ones that will likely remain in your memory are listed below:
Malaga’s Geographical Location
Malaga is situated perfectly as the gateway that heads into the Costa del Sol (the Sunshine Coast). Its situation provides for the best spots for excursions, as a visit to the famous cities of Cordoba, Seville and Granada can comfortably be made from here. The city actually gives you the benefits of a very sophisticated culture and a pleasant modern world, all while just sitting back and relaxing at the fine beachfronts out there. So it isn’t really important whether you fall into the category of people who party hard, or prefer a book for company or even opt for sporting activities. In Malaga, you will feel completely at ease!
The Malagan People
The people of Malaga (the malagueños) are happy, accomodating and very amiable. The malagueños, are also good at celebrating events. They rarely consider themselves as sad, and theres no reason why you should treat them as such. Malagueños totally enjoy the food they eat, and it’s very rare not to find them grouped at pubs, restaurants and cafes, where they truly revel in their fun… at their best telling hilarious jokes and telling of their antics.
The sun shines in Malaga for about 320 days annually, so just relaxing and being at your laziest best on the beaches out there is what you would ideally like to be doing! The warm climate of Malaga is principally down to its location: while the mountains protect Malaga from extreme cold, the Mediterranean provides a cooling breeze during the hot summer months. The average temperature of Malaga lies at around 22C, so it also really doesnt matter which time of the year you visit Malaga its always a pleasure!
Food & Drink
Malaga has a rich food culture. With a variety of food such as sea food, sweet wine, gazpacho, etc. at its disposal, you can actually call Malaga food heaven. There are abundant cafes, bars, and restaurants, which you can visit to sample the richness of their fare. Make sure that you taste the pescaito frito (a malagueño recipe of fried sardines). Another must visit would be to a bodega (a wine cellar), where wine is served directly from the barrel, rather than from bottles.
Art and Culture
Malaga is renowned as the “City of museums” as it has more than 20 of some note, many of which are located in the same area. The modern art and religious art housed in these museums is a veritable treat for your eyes. Malaga was also the birth city of Pablo Picasso and so a good selection of his works are on display in the city. The most notable museum for Picasso is the Picasso Museum.
Malaga has a rich and varied culture. With a history of 3000 years it has been conquered by various cultures, and the blend of these has made a unique and a distinct mark on Malaga. Added to this, some cultural event or another is always taking place in the city. With a number of fiestas and exhibitions, theatrical events and concerts as well as music and dance, Malaga has created its own identity. Witnessing the festive celebrations such as Semana Santa, the Feria de Agosto or the Fiesta Mayor are an absolute must!