Last year, I visited Spain for the first time in over sixteen years. In fact, it was my first trip to mainland Spain as I’d only ever been to Majorca before. I went over to Spain twice, once to visit Portaventura for the opening of Ferrari Land and again for a city break to Barcelona. I really enjoyed the Spanish culture, the Spanish food and of course the Spanish sun. So, I would love to plan myself another trip to Spain this year when I’ve finished my degree. I’d have to make sure I pack extra sun cream though as I burnt really badly in Barcelona! I won’t be making that mistake again in a hurry.
One of the most popular holiday destinations for British tourists is Malaga, Spain. Malaga is a port city situated on the southern coast of Spain, a part of the Costa del Sol. It’s the sixth largest Spanish city and is a great place to go for a city break. There’s a lot of history in this beautiful city and it’s also the birth place of the famous artist Pablo Picasso. If you’re into history and art, as I am, it’s definitely somewhere to put on your travel bucket list.
Things to do in Malaga
- Visit the Picasso museum.
- If you’re into ancient history, you need to visit the Malaga Roman theatre.
- Visit the Pompidou centre.
- Relax on the beach.
- Visit the famous Malaga cathedral with its unfinished tower.
Travelling to and around Malaga
Malaga has its own airport which is also known as Costa Del Sol airport (AGP). There are many different airports in the UK which fly to Malaga, which means it’s really easy to get to. Flights over to Malaga will take around three hours depending on which airport you fly out from. Once you’ve reached your destination, there are plenty of options to get into the city centre. You could go via public transport, take a taxi or you could rent a car during your holiday. If you rent a car, you then have the option and freedom of travelling further afield.
Getting around the city is easy enough. It’s advised that you walk around so as not to miss anything, however if you aren’t able then there’s a great public transport system. You could jump on board one of the open top sightseeing buses which are always great fun – you get to learn a lot more about the city with the commentary and you can save your legs. There’s also a metro system in Malaga which is simple to use. Feeling a bit more adventurous? You could rent a segway and see the city from a different perspective! Malaga is also famous for its bike taxis, which seem like a lot of fun.
Have you been to mainland Spain? Where would you recommend?