Magnificent port city Malaga is situated on Costa del Sol. It boasts some very important heritage and cultural infrastructures in Europe. Sights ranging from century old castle structures and hiking trails to scenic beaches and excellent restaurants is available in Malaga.
When you plan a Malaga tour then it is wise to have monument or street map and tourist guide because it is your first time. The tourist map will introduce you to the streets, areas, and hidden gems in the city. You don’t want to spoil your trip but wish to take advantage of making it a memorable one.
Good walking map with landmarks and restaurant information is crucial. It can help to look for public transportation stops, place to eat, where to go shopping, etc. Visit the website Tripindicator to download the tourist map to Malaga. There are plethora of historical and architectural sites, art museums, parks and gardens to explore.
Varieties of organized tours
Traveling on foot can be tiring for some under the Andalusian sun. Therefore you can enjoy a Segway tour to see popular sites like Picasso Museum, Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, and Castillo de Gibralfaro.
If you wish to see the whole city in less time than book a guided bike tour. Put on the helmet and hop on the bike. Ride through the elegant streets and pass public buildings and city hall. Delve into the older streets to get a view of the Arabic architectural touches, bars & restaurants, Roman theater, Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral, and see local life unfold. Explore the Malaga central market and Paseo del Parque on foot. Ride by yacht filled marina as well as admire the city skyline.
In El Chorro Natural Park, there is Gaitanes Gorge, which is a rocky plateau situated 1200 meters above sea level. It includes the 100 meter ‘King’s Walkway’ that offers perfect background for thrilling hiking experience. You can discover natural treasures walking as well as capture spectacular photographs. You get to learn interesting fun facts related to the area from the historian guide.
There are hiking tours organized to see El Torcal Nature Reserve or you can head towards Sierra de Tejeda. Hiking thorugh River Chillar all the way to Nerja Caves is a must for outdoor buffs. Even if the walk is through ankle deep waters, it can be a very memorable hike and worth the effort.
Foodies can participate in the walking food tours or evening wine & tapas tours to experience the unique flavours of coastal Spain’s cuisine ranging from tapas & wine to Iberian ham. You will also get in-depth outlook about traditional cuisine from avant-garde chefs.
Top attractions not to miss in Malaga
Puerto de Malaga
At Malaga port, visitors get impressed at the country’s coastal scenery and how successfully it has adapted the modern setting. You can walk down the harbor and breathe fresh ocean air, sip cool drinks, watch people moving around, look at cruise ships or yachts rolling in. Just visit some shops or enjoy snacks at one of the restaurants clustered in the area.
El Castillo de Gibralfaro
Castle is situated on Gibralfaro hill, which overlooks the Malaga city. Castle features military museum and you can go there on foot. Climb the stairs to drink the city’s scenic view from top. It is worthy!
Cathedral de la Encarnacion de Malaga
A Renaissance style Cathedra was constructed between 15th to 17th centuries. There are plethora of frescos inside with popular sculptural works from Pedro de Mena.
Picasso Museum Malaga
The Museum is in the heart of old town and near the birthplace of Picasso – Plaza de la Merced. Collection of Picasso’s artwork from late 19th century till his death is exhibited here. Art fans can get a unique insight of his style.
What to carry?
Backpack for hiking, hard luggage to protect belongings, travel wallet organizer, favorite book, sun protection lotion, sun glasses, and clothes. Download metro and tourist attraction map from http://www.tripindicator.com/malaga-tourist-attractions-map.html. Also, don’t forget phone charger, plug adapter, and power bank because sockets in Spain are different.