Underestimated as a city break destination and more often considered just the gateway to the Costa Del Sol, its been said that Malaga will soon rival Barcelona as a the Spanish city break destination of choice.
With over 300 days of sunshine a year, beautiful beaches, a lively port, modern shopping area and beautiful old town, Malaga has so much to offer. Head up to Gibalfaro castle for amazing views of the city. Just below the castle is the Alcazaba, the 11th Century fortress and palace built by the Moors who once occupies this area of Spain. Today you'll find not only beautiful views and nods to the city's Arabic past, but an archaeological museum too.
The Picasso museum in the heart of the old town shows works from the late 19th Century until the famous artists death in the 70s. Also worth visiting is Picasso's birthplace, just a few streets away from the museum. The Contemporary Art Centre features works by the likes of José María Sicilia and Juan Muñoz, Louise Bourgeois, Frank Stella and Tony Cragg and is fast becoming famed for the quality of its exhibits worldwide.
With a thriving shopping centre, tapas bars aplenty, the brand new Pompidou Centre and a chic coastal promenade, Malaga is the Spanish city to see and be seen in.