Surrounded by pine trees atop the Gibralfaro mountain (beside the fortress of the same name), is the Parador de Málaga.
Paradores de Turismo de España is a chain of state-run Spanish luxury hotels, founded by Alfonso XIII as a means to promote tourism in Spain, with the first hotel opening in 1928 in Gredos (Ávila). Elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world, a ‘parador’ is a word to describe a hotel, usually located in a converted historic building with a panoramic view of a historic city. In Malaga it’s no different.
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With the backdrop of the Montes de Málaga, views of the bay and over the city, this is strikingly unique place either to stay, enjoy a meal or just take in the views from the terrace.
The restaurant quite possibly offers the most romantic atmosphere in the city, with the dinner menu featuring high-quality meat, fish and fruit and vegetables from the local area – as well as alternatives for children and gluten-free, sugar-free and vegetarian options.
Breakfasts and light lunches are also available (you’ll have built up an appetite if you walked there!)
Daryl moved to Malaga permanently in 2014 having first fallen in love with the city on his Erasmus year. After working for many years at local expat newspaper SUR in English, Daryl gained expert knowledge in life from the perspective of foreign residents and decided to co-found Malaga Guru in 2016.