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Malaga has it all! It is a surprising city with many faces. A beautiful car-free historic center with beautiful buildings, wide avenues, narrow streets and many nice shops. There are nice bars and restaurants everywhere. It is the birthplace of Pablo Picasso and has many museums and sights. The Moorish fortress Alcazaba, Roman theater, Gibralfaro Castle, Mercado Atarazanas and La Manquita Cathedral are well worth a visit. There is a beautiful modern marina and of course wonderful beaches! East of the center are the two fishing districts of Pedregalejo and El Palo, which are located on the beach. Quiet bays with a lively boulevard with tasty restaurants where they roast fresh fish in front of you on the beach. You can read more about the sights of Malaga in two Dutch travel guides that are available in our apartment and beach house. One of the guides is from Experience Malaga. Click the button below to get in the mood. There is also a lot of information about Malaga on the Malaga4you site.

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El Molinillo

The apartment is located in the El Molinillo area, in the center of Malaga. In contrast to the historic center, mainly Malagueños (Spanish residents of Malaga) live in this district. The apartment is just a 7-minute walk from the car-free historic part of the center. It is a neighborhood where many locals live, with a bakery, several supermarkets, a butcher's shop and greengrocers near the apartment. And two minutes away from the apartment you will find the Mercado de Salamanca covered market. This Neo Múdejar style market was opened in 1925 and has recently been beautifully renovated. The market is still in use where the residents of this district get their daily fresh goods, such as vegetables, meat and fish. You will also find coffee and tapas bars there.

El Palo

The beach house is located in the El Palo district, east of the center. This district has traditionally been an old fishing district. It largely consists of low-rise houses on car-free streets that are full of planters. Our house is also located on a car-free street and only 200 meters from the beach. That's less than a 2-minute walk! There are many restaurants on the boulevard near the beach for lunch, dinner or drinks. There are all kinds of shops, bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. Various supermarkets, bakers, butchers and greengrocers. There is a covered market with all kinds of fresh products about an 8-minute walk away. In the area surrounding this market there are numerous shops where you can find everything you need. Do you want to go to the historic center of Malaga? You can get there by bike in 20 minutes and there are also buses that run back and forth every 10 minutes, even at night. There is a bus card in the house in El Palo that you can use!

Zonsondergang El Palo

Tasty food and drinks

In Malaga you will find a very wide range of good restaurants in various price ranges. If you stay away from the touristy restaurants, you can hardly go wrong. When we are in Malaga ourselves, we almost always visit the places below. Do you want more tips? Then click on one of the buttons below. Here you will find two blogs by Rosina with finger-licking culinary tips in Malaga! And if you book with us, you will receive even more tasty tips.

La Tranca

A very atmospheric tapas bar where there are sometimes long lines out the door, especially on weekends. Don't let that put you off. Are you looking for a quiet evening at a table? Then you shouldn't be here. But would you like to experience the Spanish passion that people always talk about? Then join the back of the line. Particularly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from about 9 p.m. Mainly Spanish golden oldies are played here and the later in the evening, the louder the (mainly Spanish guests) sing along. Sometimes there is also a dance. In addition to this fun, they also have very tasty tapas! I personally think that they serve the best Pimientos de Padron in all of Malaga here. The wall behind the bar is covered with old LP covers and the bill is written on the bar with chalk. In short, a priceless atmosphere, especially if you come a little later in the evening/week. Address: Calle Carreteria 92. Opening hours: every day from 12 noon to 1 am.

La Recova

La Recova

When you walk in you will wonder whether it is a restaurant or a shop. This hidden gem is located in the Entorno Thyssen district in the center of Malaga. From the outside it looks like a flea shop where you can buy all kinds of things (and that is true), but inside it is really a small restaurant. "Tout Malaga" comes here for breakfast on Saturdays, so you may have to wait outside until a table is available. You can also go here for an extensive lunch. The menu is small but it is definitely worth it. And oh yeah: They only serve one kind of breakfast; a large slice of bread with a variety of homemade savory and sweet spreads. Nice extra: breakfast only costs €2.80! That includes coffee. You can also have breakfast there on other days, but be careful! They are closed on Sundays. Address: Pasaje Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de San Juan, 5 Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Saturday: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Casa Lola

Casa Lola is popular with locals and tourists. There is usually a long line outside waiting for a table. That's not surprising, because here you will find tasty tapas for a good price. It is pleasantly busy and noisy (as always when there are many Spaniards) and the food is delicious and fresh. In addition to a very wide collection of tapas and montaditos, there are also raciones (portions) and medio raciones (half portions) available. Our favorite is Sándwich Club Casa Lola. Many guests praise the patatas bravas. There are now four restaurants, the oldest of which is in Calle Granada. Open daily from 12:00 to 23:45.

"Malaga has shown us so much, more than expected! We now understand your love and passion for this city. We have seen and done so many beautiful things. We ate and drank delicious food and also walked so much, because then you see all the beautiful. We gratefully made use of your beautiful apartment. So complete and beautifully furnished, and wonderful beds. What an oasis of peace when you get out of the hustle and bustle of the city. A six-minute walk and you are in the middle of it all, but it is It's also wonderful to have a nice drink in peace and quiet when you come home late at night. Because that's how the apartment feels... like coming home! It leaves you wanting more!"
Anne & Albert and Emmy & Dennis
The Netherlands

Malaga area

Malaga is of course ideal for a stay during a city trip. But it is also a wonderful place for longer holidays! Rent a car (we have a free private parking space under the apartment) and go out to further explore the fairytale Andalusia. Malaga is centrally located in Andalusia and therefore an excellent base. Some suggestions for day trips or half-day trips with a car are:

  • Mijas Pueblo, white village: 33 min.
  • Antequera, medieval village: 43 min.
  • Frigiliana, whitewashed village: 46 min.
  • Nerja, beautiful town and beautiful beach: 53 minutes (can easily be combined with a visit to Frigiliana. Then also include the caves of Nerja).
  • Caminito del Rey, beautiful walk: 56 min.
  • Ronda, a spectacular city built on rocks: 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  • Setenil de las Bodegas, village built into the rocks: 1 hour and 17 minutes (can easily be combined with a visit to Ronda).
  • Granada, jewel of a city: 1 hour and 26 minutes.
  • Sierra Nevada – Lanjaron, beautiful area for walks: 1 hour and 23 minutes.
  • Torcal de Antequera, for a beautiful nature reserve walk: 54 min.
  • Cordoba, with its famous Mezquita and flower patios: 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Seville, beautiful city: 2 hours and 10 minutes.
  • Old Marbella / Puerto Banus, beautiful old center and luxury marina: 50 min.

This is just a selection of options. There is so much to see that you can safely opt for a longer stay to visit all these beautiful places. If you choose to stay with us, you won't have to drag suitcases from your B&B to your hotel. After a day of exploring the area, you will come 'home' to La Tierra Sur. For more inspiration, click on the 'Make plans' newsletter above.

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