29/09/2016

Hammam Al Andalus

Enchanting. Soothing. Enticing. There are many ways to describe it, but no words can quite do justice to the experience you’ll have at Hammam Al Andalus. The setting, the music, the decoration – everything is dedicated to giving you comprehensive down-time. While the experience is somewhat different to a ‘genuine’ Arab hammam, […]
28/09/2016

Ciudad Deportiva de Carranque

Imagine: you want to get a decent work-out at a professional center, but without the full gym membership. Enter: Ciudad Deportiva de Carranque (or Sport City of Carranque). Carranque is one of Málaga’s boroughs, located 3 km west from the city centre and the sport complex has everything to satisfy […]
28/09/2016

Café Central

Coffee bar Café Central at the Plaza de la Constitución is one of those famous long established cafeterías. It has been around since 1930 and quickly gained fame, and in the 50s it was a place packed with talent when painters, writers and singers would meet up here to discuss everyday Spanish […]
25/09/2016

Alcazaba

La Alcazaba is one of Málaga’s most popular landmarks, and overlooks the city from a hilltop. It was first constructed on the ruins of a Roman fortification during the reign of Abd-al-Rahman I around 756-780AD. It was then rebuilt by the Sultan of Granada, Badis Al-Ziri from 1057-1063AD which much […]
24/09/2016

La Bella Julieta

Bagels! You thought you’d seen the last of them when you came to Málaga, didn’t you? But no. Not only does La Bella Julieta do bagels, they have a delicious range of sandwiches in all kinds of bread. Add to that delicious pastries, coffee and juices, and your breakfast, brunch […]
24/09/2016

Castillo de Gibralfaro

One of the stand-out emblems of not only the city (it is on both Malaga city and province’s seal and flag), but on the Málaga skyline is the magnificent Castillo de Gibralfaro. Dating from the 10th century, it overlooks the city and the port. This is the newer (and higher) […]
24/09/2016

Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM)

In the Paseo del Parque, and at the foot of the city’s iconic Alcazaba, a palatial fortification built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century, is the Municipal Heritage Museum (MUPAM) whose permanent exhibition documents the history of the city from as far as the fifteenth century and […]
24/09/2016

El Pimpi

Ah, El Pimpi. You cannot get more Málaga than this unmistakable institution; a must-do for anyone in the city. This restaurant and bodega has a varied but carefully-considered selection of the best of Málaga’s dishes, and its terrace with a view on the Alcazaba is definitely a plus. In a […]
23/09/2016

Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

Whoever wants to gain a better understanding of the customs and traditions of the region has to visit the Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares. The museum occupies the old Mesón de la Victoria, a 17th century former inn on the bank of the Guadalmedina river, which has been classified […]
23/09/2016

CAC Málaga

For modern art aficionados, the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC Málaga) is an essential part of any itinerary. Based next to the river, in the increasingly fashionable Soho district, the CAC has housed some of the most current artists in the world, works by street artist Obey and D-Face (whose murals […]
21/09/2016

Revello de Toro Museum

In what was once the home of sculptor Pedro de Mena is now the Revello de Toro museum, dedicated to the great Malaga-born portrait painter and figurative artist. The restoration of the building and the discourse of the exhibition area which uses advanced technology are from the top drawer. The […]
21/09/2016

Museo Picasso Málaga

Set deep among the narrow streets of the former Jewish quarter (judería) is the Buenavista Palace (‘El Palacio de los Condes de Buenavista’), built in the first half of the 16th century on the ruins of a Nasrid palace, not far from Malaga cathedral. Declared a ‘Property of Cultural Interest’ […]
15/09/2016

Sweety Nails

Málaga has a bit of China in its streets with the nail salon Sweety Nails. Run by a team of efficient youngsters, every inch of this tiny salón seems to be taken over by beauty products, nail polish and Chinese decorations. Great for a quick fix-up for your nails if time’s not on […]
04/09/2016

The Russian Museum

The Colección del Museo Ruso, an offspring of the Russian State Museum of Saint Petersburg, chose Malaga as a destination to increase their already significant global footprint; and it’s not hard to see why. The collection is housed in magnificent La Tabacalera – a complex of beautiful buildings which used […]
04/09/2016

Centre Pompidou

The jewel in the crown of Málaga’s cultural scene. This is the first “pop-up” of the Paris-based cultural centre to be based outside France. Focused on contemporary art, the Centre Pompidou Málaga is located in the Muelle Uno complex, a space dedicated to high-quality leisure, where the gallery first opened its doors […]
01/09/2016

Casa Aranda

Established more than 75 years ago, this local café and churreria now has two branches in Málaga. Be it the local atmosphere, the great churros or the charismatic waiters, Casa Aranda sure is a well-loved place for many Malagueños. Go in the morning to wake up with a typical Spanish breakfast while the Boquerones discuss the latest […]