Although Malaga is a very complete city full of monuments, museums and landscapes to admire, we know that sometimes trips only last a weekend, so today we make a route of what to see in Malaga in 3 days.
You can start by visiting the most important monuments and churches of the old town, such as the Cathedral of the Incarnation, the Roman Theater and the Alcazaba, the Gibralfaro Castle, the Parish of the Holy Martyrs or the Sanctuary of Santa María de la Victoria, patron saint of the city.
In this walk through the city, you will pass through such emblematic places as the Plaza de la Constitución, from which you can access the most important streets in the area, such as Granada Street, Nueva Street or the famous Larios Street, a place of pilgrimage for the most addicted to shopping.
On this walk, you will see from several points the only tower of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, popularly known as “La Manquita” (one-handed). This monument of Renaissance style, was built on the remains of an old mosque, which makes it mix different styles that make it unique.
From the Cathedral we can easily reach the emblematic Alcazabilla street, from where we can contemplate the most important archaeological site of Malaga, consisting of the Alcazaba, the Roman Theater and the Gibralfaro Castle.
The Alcazaba was built between the 11th and 15th centuries as an Arab fortress. Currently in its enclosure we can find a room with archaeological remains, and communicates with the Gibralfaro Castle by a steep corridor.
The Roman Theater is located at the foot of the Alcazaba and was built in the 1st century BC. With the arrival of the Muslims, the complex was used as a quarry to restore the Alcazaba, and remained hidden among stones until 1951, when it was discovered and began to be restored. After this restoration, the Roman Theater has once again been used as a stage space.
From Calle Alcazabilla, we can not miss the Plaza de la Merced, the epicenter of Picasso’s Malaga. If we want and we have time, it is also worth going up to the Victory Sanctuary, patron saint of Malaga, which stands out for its magnitude.
During our walk, we can admire the architecture and life of streets such as San Agustín, Calle Granada or Calle Nueva; In addition to making a mandatory stop in one of the many restaurants in the city to recover strength with some typical dishes. What to ask for? With ajoblanco, fried fish, Malaga salad or gazpachuelo, you will be right.
After lunch, we can take a quiet stroll through the Palmeral de las Sorpresas, Muelle Uno and La Farola and perhaps take some shopping in the commercial area of Muelle Uno.
After a busy day, we can choose to take a break or enjoy what the Malaga night offers.
This second day, we can take advantage of it to enjoy the art that Malaga offers and visit some of its impressive museums.
Thus, the variety takes us from the Flamenco Art Museum, which has an impressive collection of guitars and slate and vinyl records, to the modernity of Picasso.
In the very center of Malaga, we can enjoy art in all its versions. In Beatas street, we find the Interactive Museum of Music, with an important variety of instruments from different times and places, many of which can be played.
Many of the museums in the center of Malaga, are located in spectacular mansions, such as the Thyssen, which is located in the palace of Villalón, Renaissance style, or Picasso, located in the Palacio de Buenavista, declared a National Monument in 1939. Both the museums, together with that of the Palacio de la Aduana, make up three of the most representative art exhibitions in the city and are very close to each other.
It is also worth visiting the Glass and Crystal Museum, located in an 18th century mansion and the only one of this theme that can be seen in Andalusia. To understand Malaga, it is also good to go into one of its most special traditions: Holy Week. If you are not lucky enough to observe it as a live spectator, a good idea may be to visit the Museum of Holy Week in Malaga.
For this third day we can take advantage of the good weather that you usually do in Malaga to leave the city and visit the Botanical-Historic Garden of La Concepción.
This tropical garden is the most important in all of Europe, and was created in 1855 by the Marquises of Casa Loring, who dedicated themselves to the cultivation of different species brought from exotic places of the world. Thus, we find bamboo, palm trees, vines, aquatic plants … that together with their ponds, waterfalls, bridges or greenhouses make the garden a spectacle to walk and admire while breathing fresh air. In addition, it has an incredible collection of archaeological pieces that can be visited.
At the end of our visit to the botanical garden, we can choose to know the western area of the city, with a visit to the Contemporary Art Center (CAC), the most modern museum in the city, as well as an open and multicultural space that hosts several activities.
After this visit, you can have some tapas around. Soho has a very varied and interesting gastronomic offer, and it can be a good choice.
Malaga awaits you with much more to see.
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