Malaga, the most cosmopolitan capital of southern Spain
It's the province that ushered in tourism in Spain, so it will come as no surprise that its 103 municipalities are packed with so many pleasures. We are talking about Malaga, land of white villages, endless beaches, museums and fiesta!
To unpack its treasures, start with its capital, probably the hottest cultural centre in the south of the country. It has more than thirty museums, including the Pompidou, the one dedicated to Picasso, the Carmen Thyssen, the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo and La Térmica.
Moreover, its streets are also an open-air museum, especially in the SOHO neighbourhoods, with paintings by greats such as Obey and D*Face; and Lagunillas, which has been revived thanks to this neighbourhood initiative.
The city of Malaga also stands out for its comfortable pedestrian centre, where our Sercotel Tribuna Malaga is located. Located on the famous Carretería street, this hotel will allow you to be within walking distance of everything: cafés, galleries, international shops, restaurants... And what restaurants! In the historic centre, the culinary offer ranges from the local to the exotic, allowing you to try classic local delicacies, such as fried fish, but also dishes of international cuisine.
Although, if you want to try some pescaíto, the best thing to do is to head for Pedregalejo, an old fishermen's neighbourhood that preserves its essence today along its secluded Paseo Marítimo.
There, you can enjoy the good life by leaving your footprints on the long beaches and following the aroma of the espetos - sardines cooked on the grill in small boats on the sand.
The city will also surprise you with the relics of its bourgeois past, which you will find on the way back to the Sercotel Tribuna Malaga and in the historic centre itself: take a look at the mansions on Paseo de Reding and the palaces in the centre.
Other ancient treasures are also not to be missed: the Roman Theatre, the Moorish fortress of the Alcazaba and the Gibralfaro Castle, around which the Phoenicians founded the ancient city. From there you can enjoy the most emblematic views of the bay!
Afterwards, you can go down to the port, today a lively shopping and restaurant centre with the sea as a backdrop.
Sea and mountains: the essence of Málaga la bella
Yes, to speak of Malaga is to speak of the sea. And beaches! You will find some of them within walking distance from the historic centre, although the best known are less than 20 minutes by car from the Sercotel Tribuna Malaga. Specifically, in Torremolinos and Benalmádena, two former fishing villages that today are true centres of world tourism.
If you feel like partying, don't miss the Los Álamos area, where you'll find the hippest beach bars in the province. If you're looking for a full-on holiday, though, head to Marbella, the mecca of luxury tourism, where it's easy to spot celebrities while sipping cocktails on your Balinese bed.
Ah, you're a nature lover? Then head for the Sierra de Las Nieves National Park, a beautiful natural area with countless options for hiking and adventure sports.
There you can enjoy the beauty of traditional white villages and, if you continue your journey, even the unparalleled romanticism of the city of Ronda. Or the vertigo of the Caminito del Rey! Do you know this historic pass built into the walls of the towering, sheer cliffs of the Desfiladero de los Gaitanes?
Nerja and its postcard beaches are also worth a visit, as is Antequera and its Torcal. There is much, much to look forward to in Malaga: Where will you start?