10 Things to do in Malaga, Hotel del Pintor
Malaga is a city full of culture, leisure and fun for all ages. Today at Hotel Del Pintor we want to recommend 10 things to do in Malaga , whether you're from Malaga, or if you come to visit the city for a few days.
We have selected a series of activities that reflect, in our opinion, the essence of Malaga so that your tour of the city leaves you with a memory like no other. Are you coming with us to have fun?
10 Things to do in Malaga, Hotel del Pintor
1. Malaga City of Museums
The museums of Malaga have made the city one of the most fascinating and attractive cities in Spain and that is that the capital of the Costa del Sol is becoming increasingly consolidated as a cultural destination of Andalusia.
Museums, exhibition halls, artistic manifestations in the streets ... the hometown of Picasso opens its doors to art, music and literature with cultural centers such as the Picasso museum, the Thyssen museum or the Pompidou museum.
2. Walk the Caminito del Rey
When was the last time you did something for the first time? El Caminito del Rey is one of those experiences that you never regret, a journey not too long but intense that makes you reconnect with the meaning of life.
In the heart of Malaga between Álora, Antequera and Ardales, we find an imposing canyon that the Guadalhorce River itself was excavating: The Gaitanes Gorge, which gives its name to the Natural Park.
There is El Caminito del Rey , as a tourist attraction and historical vestige that unites two periods and two reservoirs. Two times because it was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII in 1921 and continues to be traveled today. Two reservoirs because the reason for its construction was the maintenance of the canal built to communicate the northern reservoirs with that of El Chorro.
The path or walkways extends about 3km, although the accesses include almost 5, between the steep walls of the canyon, almost forming part of the rock and that includes sections in which the adrenaline will take hold of you: narrows of just 1m or over a bridge over 100m over the river.
3. Tour the historic center of Malaga
The historic center of Malaga is full of corners with a lot of history, entertainment and shooping areas and unique places that you cannot miss. Among them we recommend:
- A tour of the monumental culture of the city, where we have room for adventure and nature always around the monuments of Malaga. The Cathedral of Malaga, the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle or the Roman theater.
- Get lost in its streets and squares, among them: the famous Larios Street, San Agustín Street, Chinitas Passage, Merced Square or Constitution Square.
- Take a breath in the shade of a tree in the parks and gardens of Malaga. A must visit the English cemetery, the gardens of Pedro Luis Alfonso, the botanical-historical garden La Concepción or the Parque de Málaga.
4. Discover the beaches of Malaga
Along the Malaga coast, you will find everything you are looking for: sand, transparent waters, and warm temperatures .
In addition, the dip in the sea is almost guaranteed, since the sunlight shines about 300 days a year. Don't forget a good sunscreen and hat or hat!
Malagueta Beach: Between the port of Malaga and the Caleta beach, there is the wide Malagueta beach, very popular in the city , and one of the most visited beaches. It has a multitude of chiriguitos and is very close to the center of Malaga.
Pedregalejo Beach: Located next to the oldest fishing district in Malaga, this 1200-meter beach has the most peculiar promenade in the city. If you want to have a snack or dinner in one of the beach bars, you can enjoy stunning views of the coast of Malaga, and enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets.
Peñón del Cuervo Beach: It is one of the furthest beaches from the town center, but no less crowded. Located east of the city of Malaga, the Peñón del Cuervo is about 350 meters long. Right in the middle of this is a huge rock, from which it takes its name, and which divides the beach into two bathing areas.
5. Tour in electric cars
Do you want to discover Malaga in a different way? You can drive a Renault Twizy, an electric car, for a journey of between two and four hours through the center and historic center of Malaga. A fun and different way to get to know the city.
6. Relax in some authentic Árbes Andalusíes Baths
Immerse yourself in the peace and relaxation of some baths that are born in ancient Rome and refine to an ancient Andalusian legacy that today. Authentic Andalusian Arab Baths of a beauty and harmony that predispose to serenity and maximum well-being.
Hammam Al Andalus are the largest Arab baths in Spain.
7. Eat fried fish
The fried fish in Malaga is religion and any discussion about it can end in tragedy. The fried Malaga is light, light and requires an extremely fresh product to be crispy and juicy at the same time. Nothing thick layers of flour, as in other areas, that keep the fish crispy fried for a long time.
Don't leave without trying a delicious Malaga spit
8. Listen to flamenco in the rock Juan Breva
In the 'Málaga cantaora', the cradle of names like Juan Breva, La Repompa, La Pirula, El Canario or El Cojo, it is not easy to see a flamenco painting on stage. But not impossible.
At the entrance of the Juan Breva Flamenco Museum you will find a typical flamenco tavern. If you go down to the basement, you will discover a cozy tablao, intimate and with a hearth. As corresponds to one of the oldest rocks in Malaga, the one dedicated to the most important cantaor on earth.
Every Tuesday and Friday, artists from Malaga sing, play the guitar and dance on their boards. The exception is the first Friday of the month: the party is then passed to Saturday, with a 'Flamenco Berza' where you eat and enjoy a flamenco recital.
9. Go shopping on Larios Street
Malaga is a good city for shopping. Here you can find everything from the most mundane (clothes, footwear, bags, accessories, gift items) to the most sublime (handicrafts, antiques or works of art).
10. Try a Pajarete
Pajarete gives name to a sweet wine from Malaga. It is a generous wine of golden amber color without clothe, which is aged at least for a period of 2 years.
It belongs to the Denomination of Origin Málaga. On the palate they are sweet or semi-sweet wines, since their sugar content can be between 45 and 140 grams per liter.
These are our recommendations of 10 things to do in Malaga , surely there are many more that you can share with us through the comments as well as your impressions of those places you have visited.
Hotel in the center of Malaga
Del Pintor Suites & Hotels is located at 27 Álamos Street, in the center of Malaga , in the “Picasso District”, a few steps from the so-called monumental and artistic triangle of Malaga (Picasso Museum, monumental ensemble Teatro Romano-Alcazaba and the Museum of Malaga, in the spectacular Customs Palace). A privileged situation to know the center of Malaga on foot.
It is a boutique hotel with unique architecture located in the historic center of Malaga, and at a practically similar distance from the port and Playa de la Malagueta and the well-known Calle Larios.
If you are looking for a central hotel in Malaga , Hotel Del Pintor, the reference Boutique hotel in the center of Malaga will be your best ally.
In addition, you have the Painter's Suites and the Painter's Houses, tourist apartments in the center of Malaga, find out at our reception or telephone.
If you come as a family, your best option is the Painter's Suites, some apartments with everything you need for family comfort in your getaway, totally new, and you will surely like them. Here you have a review to know them a little better.