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Malaga is a cosmopolitan port city located in southern Spain. Despite its wonderful modern attractions, the city is one of the oldest in Europe. From being Picasso’s birthplace to boasting a range of ancient architecture, the Costa del Sol’s capital offers plenty of history to delve in to.
Malaga has many interesting monuments, buildings, and museums to help you explore it’s multi-layered past. With incredible eateries specialising in delicious seafood dishes, a lively nightlife and a buzzing art district, it truly offers the perfect city break. Alongside this, its variety of landscapes from lush towering mountains to sandy Mediterranean beaches boast delightful views, bound to please any tourist.
Couples will find Malaga is a fantastic romantic getaway, with gorgeous weather, botanical gardens to stroll through, and stunning scenery to admire. Meanwhile children can feel on top of the world as they look down on the city from Castillo de Gibralfaro, or visit the nearby museums, beaches, and waterparks.
There are regular flights departing from Shannon, Cork, and Dublin to Malaga with a flight time of around 3 hours.
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The city is home to a great night scene with plenty of bars and pubs to enjoy. The best nightlife is at Plaza de Uncibay where you can enjoy drinks at great prices from a wide range of establishments
Whether you’re eating tapas, a traditional Andalusian breakfast, or fresh seafood, you’ll always be pleased with your meal! A Malaga holiday isn’t complete without dining in a tapas bar. Enjoy an evening sampling some delicious Spanish dishes.
Aquamijas waterpark is nearby and with kamikaze slides, a wave pool, and an arcade, the children are bound to be happy! Also, just a 30-minute drive from the city is Castillo de Colomares – a picturesque castle which looks like it came straight from a fairy-tale!
Being a coastal city, Malaga has a range of beaches to visit. El Palo beach is a great choice, with palm trees, sun loungers and umbrellas to rent, and kayaks to hire. For refreshments there are also barbeque huts selling fresh food and beverages.
This city has plenty of shops to visit on most streets and squares. Whether you’re looking for boutiques, local craft shops, or shopping centres selling highstreet favourites or designer labels, you’re bound to find something.
With a beautiful Mediterranean climate and over 300 days of sunshine a year, Malaga attracts millions of visitors a year. If you’re looking for hot weather, visit during July and August when temperatures average at 30 degrees – this is also the best time to go swimming in the sea. Spring time is milder making it ideal for tourists wanting to avoid summer heat whilst still enjoying the sunny weather.
Euro is used in Malaga.
Malaga is only 1 hour ahead of Ireland.
From the airport, you can get to the city within just 25 minutes with a private transfer. A lot of getting around during your stay can be done by foot but you can also travel by bike, thanks to the brilliant cycle lane infrastructure, or take the efficient bus, train, and tram service.