Area Information Malaga
Malaga is a vibrant city! In April 2014 it was rated by the UK´s Daily Telegraph top of "the world´s top 20 places to live for the good life"! Sighting its Moorish architecture like the Moorish Gibralfaro castle, culture like the Picasso and Thyssen museums, churches, fincas and of course the two "F"s -food and flamenco. All of these attractions and more can be found in Malaga city.
The city is divided into 10 districts, the districts are divided into “barrios”. The historic centre is a "barrio" of the “centro” district with a population of circa 85,000. Centro and more particularly the Casco Historico is where many of the most famous and visited attractions are located and many within easy walking distance of each other. The most well known being, The Cathedral, colloquially called La Manquita ( the small one armed lady ) because of unfinished south towers, The Roman Amphitheatre, The Cervantes Theatre, The Picasso and Thyssen museums, the Alcazaba probably the most famous fortification from the Moorish occupation and the museum of Flamenco Art to name but a few.
For more modern day attractions Calle Larios is a must, off which is Plaza de la Constitucion a beautiful square so named after bronze plaques inscribed on the ground can be found replicating the results of the formation of the constitution from the pages of the newspapers of the day in 1978. Either side of Larios are shops to die for including worldwide renowned brands like Massimo Dutti, Rolex, Boss, Chanel and many more.
A visit to Malaga must include sampling the many and varied eating and drinking establishments from Malaga's oldest wine bar that was formally the police station on Avenida Alameda to the city's most famous tapas bars like El Pimpi, El Gallo, Los Gatos and Cortijo de Pepe.
For those who would prefer to self-cater then a walk through the ( weekday and Saturday ) morning fresh food, vegetable, meat and fish market at Atarazanas is a must, the quality of the produce, the colours of the spices and the sheer vibrance of the market will make the trip one of your most memorable experiences!
We have deliberately chosen to offer apartments all within or very close to the pedestrianised historical centre. It goes without saying that the many and varied cultural, social, culinary and retail experiences are, for the most part, all only moments away. Do remember that they are city centre locations and this is Spain. A stay during Easter week and the city fair in August can make for a very lively and sometimes noisy times, so choose carefully, Malaga is not a tranquil or necessarily a quiet destination!