Just 35 minutes from Finca Gran Cerros, the vibrant city of Málaga is a city of great contrast.
Steeped in 3,000 years of rich history, there’s so much to see and experience that it can be difficult to know where to start (but we’ve suggested some walking route maps to download, below).
The Roman Theatre and garum pools (Roman fish sauce) will transport you back to the times of Roman Hispania, and moving on a few centuries, the Alcazaba is one of the most dramatic examples of the region’s Moorish legacy.
Explore a choice of four different artisan markets, discover how the Los Alemanes (The Germans) bridge got its name, visit the Cathedral to see stunning works of art that have survived through the centuries, call into the Pablo Picasso Museum, the wine museum or one of the 35 other museums found in Malaga.
You could stroll down Málaga’s main street and learn more about the Marqués de Larios and arrive at the Plaza de la Constitución, where many of the city’s fiestas and events are held or simply admire the beautiful buildings and immerse yourself in the rich history, colours, and vibrancy of the city.
A New Perspective
For those who want to get off the beaten track, to experience the full flavour of all that this magnificent city has to offer, we recommend the following, self-guided, walking routes.
Each provides a unique, authentic, perspective of Málaga; an opportunity to see the hidden gems of this majestic, great, city.
Majestic Málaga and its Port: Malagueta
In years gone by, Málaga’s high society built its summer houses in the strip alongside the port, between the sea and the slopes of Mount Gibralfaro.
This area is home to fine late-19th and 20th century architecture, first-class shops and restaurants and sightseeing landmarks.
The Arts District: Soho
This part of the city combines art and cultures from all times and nationalities, both in public spaces and in private galleries and studios. It’s an area full of hidden gems and surprises!
This route, marked by graffiti by international artists, winds past art galleries, artisan breweries, shops with international cuisine, gastronomy laboratories, flamenco dance halls, comic book stores and terraces overlooking the bay.
Seaside Neighbourhoods: Palo-Pedregalejo
Discover the seafaring tradition of Málaga, with the streets and architecture typical of fishermen’s neighbourhoods, where you can take in a skewer of Malagueño sardines and still sense the authenticity and simplicity of the seafaring life.
This route winds alongside the beaches and seaside promenades, dotted with snack bars serving the best of Andalusia’s Mediterranean cuisine.
Industrial Heritage and Innovation: Tabacalera
The industrial Málaga of the 19th century is still palpable in the old factories refurbished for culture and social enterprises, and in the brick smokestacks that dot the modern seaside promenades and the city’s natural beaches.