Located in Andalusia, Málaga is Spain's sixth largest city, eclipsed only by metropolitan juggernauts like Madrid to the north, Valencia to the east, and Barcelona further along the coastline. Filled to the brim with famous sights and delicious food, Málaga is perfect for your next getaway, whether you're looking to take in the region's rich history and culture or spend some time in the sun with a few hikes or trips to the beach. Our comfortable vacation rentals provide all the comfort of home so you enjoy Málaga like a local.
There's no better place to take in the bustling atmosphere of Málaga than in one of its many public squares. Despite being opened over one hundred and forty years ago, the Plaza del Siglo, along with the nearby Plaza del Carbón, lets you enjoy relatively recent, modern architecture. The Plaza de la Merced houses an impressive obelisk that serves as a monument to Torrijos, as well as a museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso, who grew up in the area.
Take in more history in the centuries-old, central Plaza de la Constitución, conveniently located near the historic quarter. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat - you can find tapas, or small plates, in many restaurants around Málaga, which allow for tasting a great variety of dishes. Be sure to have one of the city's famous fried anchovies, paired with a glass of one of the cities famous wines, before you head out to your next adventure. You might purchase some fresh ingredients from a local market and whip up some inspired cuisine in your rental kitchen.
First conquered by Romans, then Muslims, and finally by Christians, Málaga boasts a wealth of religious and historical sights spanning throughout the centuries - all waiting to be explored by you! Marvel at the solemn stones of the fortress of Alcazaba or climb Gibralfaro Hill to overlook the city from the impressive castle on top. Visit the awe-inspiring tower of La Catedral to see the largest cathedral in the city. The Roman Theater once housed ancient plays and dramas, but now the ancient stones of the venue help bring new shows to life, as performers take the stage once more.
When it comes to experiencing the culture of the city, however, there's nothing more exciting than one of the many festivals. Stay in one of our Málaga vacation rentals to admire the drama and pageantry of Holy Week's parades and reenactments near Easter, or the fireworks and horsemanship of the Málaga Fair in the summertime. With even more festivities awaiting with the pageantry of Christmastime, you can savor the local culture no matter what time of year you visit.
Man-made buildings, plazas, and works of art are impressive on their own - but how many are just steps away from gorgeous Mediterranean beaches? Málaga's coastal location means it boasts nearly nine miles of publicly-available beachfront, ideal for swimming, sunbathing, or simply taking long, relaxing walks. Relax by the gentle waves and swaying palm trees in your own paradise.
Don't head back to your vacation rental to freshen up quite yet - there's plenty more natural wonders just waiting for you to visit. From the wide variety of tropical plantlife featured at the Jardín Botánico-Histórico La Concepción right in town to the hikes and wildlife of the Natural Park Montes de Málaga in the hilly regions outside of town, your getaway will be as full of nature as you want it to be.
Combining a cultural heritage as rich as Catalonia's with a warm climate comparable to the Canary Islands, Málaga offers the best of both worlds. If you're looking for something different for your next trip to Spain, our Málaga vacation rentals are a fantastic place to start!
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