Malaga is packed with great places to see and things to do. It is the capital of the Costa del Sol and is easy to reach via the international airport. Just behind the gorgeous beaches, you will discover golf course after golf course which the Costa del Sol is very popular and world-renowned.
One of the best ways to see Malaga is by car. You do not have to rely on public transport or minicabs, and you can see everything which is around the city, visiting distant villages and towns as well as stopping by your favorite golf course if this is what you like to do.
In fact, you can arrange your car hire Malaga Airport and be behind the wheel in no time off to explore new exciting and engaging destinations. Car hire facilities extend to hiring vehicles with manual or automatic transmission, and you have a range of vehicles to choose from. With this in mind, let’s look at some of the delights Malaga has to offer.
One of the most impressive sites in the city is La Alcazaba. It is an 8th-century Moorish fortress, and its walls are visible from most places within the city. La Alcazaba consists of an inner and outer wall. Go beyond the inner wall, and you will discover beautiful courtyards gardens and a stately palace. It is truly magnificent.
In 1956 the ruins of a Roman theatre were discovered. It is just outside the walls of La Alcazaba, and archaeologists quickly realized that some of the rock used in the fortress was taken from the site. There are several levels of seating visible in the 50 ft high spectator circle, and there is a recently opened visitor center exhibiting finds from the time.
The theatre is believed to have been in use up until 200 AD.
The market is very much the hub of life in Malaga, and you can come here, to people watch enjoying a tapas and a cool drink. The market sells food produce mostly, and part of the popularity is that it is reasonably priced and offers good fresh and cured foods.
The building is quite astounding featuring cast ion and a glass roof with stain glass windows. This is a part of Malaga that many tourists probably won’t see so ensure you come here when you visit.
Malaga Cathedral is a fusion of styles featuring both baroque and renaissance design. It took 150 years to build, and the north tower is over a 160 feet tall, the second highest in Andalusia. Originally a south tower was planned, but funds were diverted to help America defeat the British and gain independence.
The cathedral is a stunning building made all the more intriguing because of its fusion of styles. It is well worth your time, so feature it in your itinerary.
Malaga is a beautiful place with many things to see and do. Hire a car when you come and see the wider Costa del Sol.