Málaga is one of those cities that has been adept in capitalising on its countless attractions. Even if you only have one day to explore Málaga, you will find the trip well worth it.
Begin with a stroll along Calle Larios, and then visit the Cathedral. Next, you could move on to the Picasso Museum, and round off the morning by enjoying some delicious tapas at El Pimpi, a veritable city institution. This restaurant even has Antonio Banderas as a shareholder. In the afternoon, visit the Alcazaba, the attractive marina area of the Port of Málaga or one of Europe’s finest botanical gardens.
Itinerary day 1
Málaga’s Cathedral, known as ‘La Manquita’ [the One-armed Lady] stands on the site of a Moorish mosque. Its construction began in the sixteenth century at the request of the Catholic Monarchs. Funding ran out in 1782 and as a result, certain elements (including the South Tower) were never built.
Málaga’s Picasso Museum
The Buenavista palace, a sixteenth-century edifice, houses Málaga’s Picasso Museum.
Notice its exquisite lookout tower and its Mudéjar-style coffered ceilings before you begin to admire the collection of over 200 works by this city’s favourite son.
This fortified palace, built between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries on the hill of Gibralfaro, was where the Moorish rulers lived. Three rings of walls are discernible, together with the keep and three palaces. Take the time to wander through the archaeological exhibition hall and the gardens.