Situated in the Andalucia region of Spain, the port city of Málaga has grown in popularity as a place to live and visit.
It is well-connected with excellent transport links by metro, rail and air thanks to an expansion of the metro, high-speed train services from María Zambrano station and Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport only 8km southwest of the city centre. Málaga has received significant investment with regeneration projects changing the face of the city, including the €800 million retail and leisure complex at Torremolinos and the expansion of Málaga City Port.
With planned expansion in Spain, the city is a location of interest to GRE Assets as it firmly meets the company’s investment criteria. In this blog, we outline the best things for residents and visitors to see and do in Málaga.
History and culture
First inhabited by the Phoenicians in 1000 BC, Málaga is an historic city which has plenty of cultural attractions. Castillo de Gibralfaro not only offers far-reaching views of the city, it is also among the most popular archaeological sites in the city. Other historical spots that are a must-visit include the Roman theatre ruins at Alcazaba and the Neo-Gothic Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón.
With Málaga the birthplace of famous cubist artist, Pablo Picasso, the Museo Picasso Málaga is a great place to visit for art lovers to learn about his life and see his work. Meanwhile, the Museo de Málaga has an extensive collection of artefacts and is the largest museum in Andalucia.
Food and drink
Whether you’re looking for a relaxed tapas bar or somewhere more fine dining, Málaga has a thriving food and drink scene. Tapas bars include Casa Lola which serves pintxos (a Basque style tapas), La Tranca which has singing bar staff and El Pimpi which has an excellent wine selection.
There are plenty of regional dishes for you to try in Málaga, including sardine espeto, a grilled fish skewer; porra antequerana, a cold soup like gazpacho; and ensalada malgueña, a salad with cooked potatoes. Locals tend to dine around 10pm, so, it is worth considering that restaurant opening times reflect this.
Enjoying the outdoors
Offering a varied landscape and stunning views, Montes de Málaga is a park located north of the city. If you’re looking for a challenging hike, there are few walking trails which are more unique, from the Chíllar River to the Caves of Nerja with scenery, wildlife and plenty of shade on a warm day.
Mirador de Gibralfaro provides panoramic views of the city and the Mediterranean coast, so is a great spot for taking photos. Founded in the 1850s, La Concepión Botanical Garden has over 2,000 species of plant from around the world and you can visit for free on Sundays and at quieter times in the year.
GRE Assets has residential projects in Spain including Brises Diagonal Mar, Bac de Roda and Morales.Date: 21 September 2021