Weekends in Malaga to suit all tastes
Weekends in Malaga: combining sunshine and stimulation
With its reputed 320 days of sunshine a year, Malaga is the perfect place for a weekend break to soak up some sun. It offers plenty more beside its weather, though: those looking for luxury holidays will enjoy its blend of history, culture, shopping and great Andalucian food. Historical buildings and fascinating museums sit alongside modern gastrobars, boutiques and cafes, creating a seamless blend of the old and the new.
Immerse yourself in culture and history
Follow in Picasso's footsteps as you explore his birthplace: enjoy a stop at a pavement cafe in the Plaza de la Merced where he was born, and pay a visit to the 16th century Palacio de Buenavista in the heart of Malaga, which houses the Picasso Museum. The Centre Pompidou Málaga and the St. Petersburg Museum of Russian Art also add to the artistic splendour of the city known as the gateway to the Costa del Sol. Those interested in the city's history should pay a visit to the 11th-century Alcazaba fortress, before heading down to the foot of the fortress to marvel at the Roman Amphitheatre on Calle Alcazabilla. You can enjoy all of these during your weekend in Malaga.
A gastronomic adventure
Tantalise your taste buds with a trip to the Atarazanas Market, where you will find a plethora of fantastically fresh ingredients at great prices. A feast for all the senses, three distinct zones sell fruit and vegetables, fish, and meat: expect to find local flavours such as custard apples, prickly pears, local goat's cheese and anchovies marinated in vinegar, parsley and garlic. When eating out during your weekend in Malaga, must-try dishes include the warm tomato and fish soup known as Gazpachuelo Malagueño, Fritura Malagueña (fish and seafood fried in oil and flour), skewered and roasted sardines, and Tarta Malagueña: a cake made with Malaga sweet wine and almonds.
The ultimate in relaxation
Whether it's a trip to the Moorish baths, a wander round the botanic gardens of Jardín Botánico Histórico La Concepción or a gentle stroll on the beach at Malagueta or the Misericordia, there are many ways to unwind during your weekend in Malaga. The city is full of tea shops, or teterías - often decorated in an Arabic style and offering a peaceful haven to enjoy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. In the evenings, consider heading to one of the many bars that adorn rooftop terraces across the city, where you will be able to enjoy a quiet drink and amazing views.
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